MRC acquires Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy

From The New York Times – Self-publishing phenom Amanda Hocking, who has sold over a million books on her own, is adding Hollywood to her growing empire. Media Rights Capital has acquired the rights to Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy and plans to turn the three novels into two movies. Terri Tatchell (who co-wrote District 9 with her husband Neil Blomkamp) is set to pen the adaptation.

Hocking is red hot at the moment – just last week St. Martin’s won a heated auction to land Watersong, Hocking’s latest YA series, and her first books to go the traditional publishing route.

The Trylle trilogy — Switched, Torn and Ascend — follows an emotionally damaged high school girl, Wendy Everly, who realizes that she may not be human. With the help of a boy, Finn Holmes, she discovers the mysterious world of Trylle, which is populated by beautiful trolls.

Switched Book Jacket:

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.

With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy’s not sure she wants to be a part of it.

You can read an excerpt here.