Monday, July 12, 2010
Guest Author Interview: Amanda Hocking
Please welcome today's guest author Amanda Hocking! Amanda is the author of My Blood Approves, Fate, Flutter, and Switched.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Amanda: Since I could write. Before I could write, I would constantly tell stories, and when I learned how to write, I'd fill up notebooks with stories and ideas and poems. Since I knew what an author was, I knew I was going to be one.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Amanda: I used to have this old VHS tape of Bela Lugosi being a vampire, and that was one of my first tastes of it. But I really fell in love with the concept of vampires after I read Interview with the Vampire and saw The Lost Boys. With both of those, I saw how sexy and awesome vampires could really be.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Amanda: I'd love to never grow old, like vampires, but I don't think I'd wanna live forever. Being able to be invisible would be sweet, too. To be anywhere, to hear anything, that's infinite knowledge.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Amanda: For those that love vampires, I have the fourth book in my My Blood Approves series coming out in August. It's young adult, but it's fun and sexy and has a love triangle. Coming out mid-July, I have Switched which is YA paranormal romance - but its not about vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, witches, ghosts, or fae. It's something a little different, and I think that makes it fun.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Amanda: For Switched, I'd go with:
Olivia Thirlby as Wendy
Anjelica Huston as Elora
Ben Mckenzie as Matt
Chace Crawford as Rhys
Finn is too hard to cast - so I'm leaving that one for readers to decide ;)
Flutter (My Blood Approves, book 3) by Amanda Hocking.
Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham.
Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is... more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire bites, and if Alice doesn't get her bloodlust under control, someone will end up dead.
Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him.
Thank you Amanda for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
If you would like to learn more about Amanda Hocking and her books, please visit her website.