Known for her romantic, paranormal-themed books for young adults, this fiction writer penned the My Blood Approves series, the Trylle Trilogy, and the Hollows and Watersong books.
While working at a group home, she found time to write more than fifteen novels.
After selling over a million copies of 9 books as a self-published author, she signed a publishing contract with St. Martin's Press.
She lived and wrote in Rochester, Minnesota. In December 2014, she married Mike Arends.
Film director Neil Blomkamp's screenwriter wife, Terri Tatchell, was optioned to write the screenplay of Hocking's Trylle Trilogy.