Hocking’s ‘Watersong’ series takes next step with ‘Tidal’Published 1:09pm Friday, May 24, 2013
The latest book by local author Amanda Hocking will soon be released.
“Tidal,” the third book in Hocking’s “Watersong” series through St. Martin’s Press, will be released on paperback June 4.
“It’s upping the ante of the previous two books,” Hocking said last week.
The series revolves around sisters Harper and Gemma, and their struggles to understand the world of sirens after three mysterious young women come to their seaside community over the summer.
Hocking said the most recent book in the paranormal romance author’s four-part series would delve into the history and the mythology behind the Watersong world, using bits of Greek mythology and her own added flair.
“A lot of people are familiar with Greek mythology. Even if they don’t know a ton of it, they’ve got some of the basics,” she said. “I also wanted to pay lip-service to what people knew, but add more twists.”
“Watersong” fans won’t have to wait long for the fourth and final book, “Elegy,” as it comes out in August. Hocking plans on doing a few things to celebrate the series once “Elegy” is released.
That’s not the only Amanda Hocking property to come out this summer, however. Graphic novels based on her zombie-inspired “Hollowland” novels will be released starting at the end of May. In addition, Hocking is busy working on several new projects, as the success of her “Watersong” and “Trylle Trilogy” series has created opportunities for her.
Hocking will also attend the Austin Artworks Festival on Aug. 24 and 25, participating in a sit-down discussion of her work.
“I like doing stuff locally,” she said. “It’s nice to be a part of the community.”
Though this year may not be as busy as 2012, when Hocking spent much of her time on various book tours, she said she has enjoyed the opportunity to write more, and to see her work reach the masses.
“It’s still always strange to just kind of be done,” she said. “It takes me two years to write the series and then the whole thing gets published in a few months, and readers finish it in a couple of hours. You put all this time into it, and then it just gets done so quickly.”