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Amanda Hocking

I write books for young adults, including the Trylle Trilogy and the Hollows. The Trylle Trilogy has made the USA Today Bestseller list and was recently optioned for a film by Media Rights Capital with District 9 screenwriter Terri Tatchell adapting the books for screen.

St. Martin's Press also recently acquired my new young adult four-book series Watersong, which should be out sometime in 2012, and they are also re-releasing the Trylle Trilogy starting in January 2012.

I'm openly addicted to Red Bull, and that's my biggest vice. My heroes include Jim Henson, John Hughes, Mark Hoppus, Han Solo, and Batman.

I'm pretty sure I've seen every American movie that came out between 1980 and 1990, and I've loved them all. I'm also crazy about film scores, particularly Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Clint Mansell... and about a million others.