Get My Books at Amazon

Monday, January 2, 2012

Only One More Sleep... PLUS a Vlog

I seriously wrote this entire blog on Saturday and set it up to post this morning, but it just disappeared. I'm very frustrated by this. But oh well, there's not much I can do now.

I'm now writing this new blog from my hotel in New York City, where I will be doing some promo stuff for the release of Switched tomorrow, January 3rd. I'm doing a book signing tomorrow at the Barnes & Noble in Princeton, NJ at 7:00 pm, and if you're in the area, you should totally check it out. I'll also be in the USA Today tomorrow, so you should also check that out.

I'm really, really excited and also mind-numbling terrified for Switched to hit bookshelves tomorrow. I can't wait to hear what people think of the new short story, "The Vittra Attacks," because nobody's read that yet.

Also, if you are picking yourself up a copy of Switched tomorrow, you should totally take a picture of yourself with it in the store. (As long as it doesn't break any laws or store policies). Share it with me via Twitter, Facebook, or email - hockingbooks@hotmailcom, and I'll post some of my favorites later on this week.

Now with all that rambling out the way, why don't I go ahead and post the vlog I made? It's actually a "tutorial" on how to pronounce some of the words in the Trylle books, since I get questions about them a lot.

So.. here it is:



And don't forget! Tomorrow is the big day! I sincerely hope that you, your friends, and every person you've ever had any form of contact with picks up a copy. And if you do, I really hope you enjoy it. I'm really grateful for all the support I've gotten so far :)

30 comments:

  1. Sooo amped for tomorrow!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So you have Solo?! There's still a pricey sum on his head, that I will gladly pay! Har!

    Great post!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love all your books. I've even re-read them !

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats! My sister got me reading your books when she lent me her ereader! I didn't get to finish! sniff! I am excited to get your book and to download the rest on my new Nook too :)
    Hey, if your in NYC, why aren't you making an appearance out on Long Island???
    Enjoy tomorrow!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks Amanda! I always wondered how some of those words were pronounced. I am super excited to re-read Switched tomorrow (even though I have already read the trilogy at least 3 times, I am STILL anxious to read it again!) Switched was the very first book I downloaded on my Kindle last January and I tell everyone I know to read the trilogy. : )

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations! You're awesome! Hope the book signing goes well. Sounds like your new year is starting out with a bang! God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the vlog, it was helpful. I will most definitely pick up my copy tomorrow I am sooo excited. Congrats! and I hope you come to Chicago soon.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats on all your success, Amanda! I see you'll be in Rochester soon. Any plans to come over Mankato way? I'd love to come see you (I'm in New Ulm) ... Rochester's a bit of a stretch on a weeknight (job, kids, blah, blah, blah). And also? Your own personal Han Solo? Hawt! Slightly creepy, but mostly HAWT!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Jealous of your Han Solo in the background! GOod luck tomorrow. Aspiring writers everywhere are rooting for you :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Bummed I am going to miss the Princeton event! However, I do have a Barnes and Noble nearly across the street from my house so I can't wait.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is great stuff. Cool vlog. It's probably interesting to see how others pronounce some names and words.

    I wish you the best of success with this re-release. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congrats! I'm giving away a copy of SWITCHED and I hope to get lots of entries! Best of luck with the re-launch!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Loved your tutorial; glad to know when I read all the words in the book (except the new one you added) that I was pronouncing them correctly. Have read all your books so far; love them all. Can't wait for more to come.

    ReplyDelete
  14. So I wasn't planning on buying switched today since I'm running on empty, but as soon as I walked.into target there it was staring me in the face. I had to buy it then and there. Cant wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. So I wasn't planning on buying switched today since I'm running on empty, but as soon as I walked.into target there it was staring me in the face. I had to buy it then and there. Cant wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. It was so awesome to meet you tonight at Barnes & Noble. So glad that we could be your first public speaking engagement and book signing! Would it be possible to mail you the other 2 books when they come and have them signed so I have a complete set? ~Mischele~

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ok so I bought the book today and read it in 6 hours.... I must say that im very excited for the next one to come out... Becoming a fan!!! Definitely leaves you wanting more...

    Angela

    ReplyDelete
  18. http://api.twitter.com/#!/craigahansen/status/154425224488685568

    ReplyDelete
  19. What! "WHEN-dee"?? I thought it was pronounced "wen-DYE"...haha. Both you and Eric are funny. It would've been nice if he'd made an appearance on this vlog, but at least his handwriting made it. It's very nice, for a guy's.

    Love Han Solo!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great book!

    Please comment/follow

    www.stephen-wright.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  21. Do you know that many of your words is actually Norwegian words, an example: Kanin is actually the same as rabbit in English, forening is the same as Association, Trylle is the same as magic,Markis is the same as awning. Skojare is a swedish word for scams:P Thought you might think it was fun to know ;)

    Greetings from Norway

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh..and Markisinna is a swedish word mening marchioness - nobility woman ;)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I have read a few books of your on my kindle - I think you are very talented and I highley enjoy your work. I look forward to reading more from you!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have quite a few friends who are manks. Its the name of the people who live on the Isle Of Man ( little place between England and Ireland).

    ReplyDelete
  25. So it WAS scandinavian words! I did wonder when I read them the first time, but decided to not take too much notice of it; it wouldn't be the first time an author mixed up some cool words. It's not often norwegian words enter the english language, so I'm stupidly happy about it.

    Keep at it, girl!

    Love from several fans in Norway

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love the Han Solo sculpture in back!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I just have to say that I absoloutely love your writing style and your new book, Switched!!! I heard about you buut, I hadn't read one of your books yet and i bought it in early January. This is the kind of YA book I have been looking for! It's different but, it's still YA fiction. I love it so much! I can't wait to read the rest of the series! :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. She read My Mind On how Ts Pronouce Rhys Name But I really Love the Book Im not Sure How Many Books Are out Now But I think Its Like 1 But I see Torn And Other Book Cover Pictures So Im Steel KindOf fuzzy About that

    ReplyDelete
  29. You know, I really liked you before I saw your video. Now, after seeing the WICKEDLY AWESOME Han Solo in the background (plus you are crazy adorable--Is that a Jack Sparrow Necklace?) I think I am in love!!!
    Reading you always!!
    From your fan in Japan.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Fabrice Muamba disclosed to reporters just to get out of bed feeling:" I only in my bedside control myself5 paces, but like this, makes me feel like in London ray ban sale a marathon, you know, a few months ago and I still think to run a few miles is still very easy things. I will never forget that a few steps, I felt like a toddler, like my 3 year old son, Joshua, I can't even put their feet go back to bed."

    ReplyDelete