It's Day 6 of Summer Book Talk, an event co-hosted by Kindle and Me, Maji Bookshelf and Books of Amber! As promised, we've had a ton of fun stuff the entire week including some awesome giveaways . Today's no exception =)
If you're wondering what this event is all about, click here to see the post explaining it all!
Amanda Hocking is the USA Today bestselling author of the Trylle trilogy and six additional self-published novels. After selling over a million copies of her books, primarily in eBook format, she is widely considered the exemplar of self-publishing success in the digital age.
Yeah, you read right. I've been a HUGE fan of Amanda Hocking for almost a year and half now. I read her books way back when they were self-published (thank you Amazon!) and I just got my Kindle then. I wasn't even aware of the book blogging community or even Goodreads back then.
Well, I've come a long way and I think the word 'thrilled' wouldn't be enough to express how excited I am to have her on my blog today.
Also, thanks to St.Martin's, another lucky reader has a chance to win all of her books following this interview so keep reading =)
If you had to describe Wake in two words, what would they be?
What inspired you to write about mermaids? Any particular reason?
When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Do you base your writing on your own past experiences?
Where do you usually like to write or read?
What are some of your favorite books that you’ve read recently?
In the future, will you write for different genre for your books?
What is one thing that you can’t do without when you’re writing?
How is the writing process for you? Do you sit and write until you are out of ideas or do you set a schedule for yourself?
Any favorite movies and shows? Do you get any inspiration for your books from them?
What are your plans for the next book? Different genre, a standalone or a series?
Thanks Amanda, for taking the time to answer my questions!
Make sure you guys add her latest book, Wake (WaterSong, #1), to your TBR!
Wake (Watersong #1) by Amanda Hocking.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : August 7th 2012 by St. Martin's Press.
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.
Giveaway Terms and Conditions :
- Giveaway is International.
- Giveaway ends on August 15th, 2012.
- Winner has 36 hours to respond or a new one will be picked.