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A Self-Published Author’s $2 Million Cinderella Story

Source: NPR

Best-selling e-author Amanda Hocking grew up in the small town of Austin, Minn., which, she says, is known for Spam — as in the food, not the email kind.

“We invented Spam,” the 27-year-old novelist tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz.

Hocking’s dad was a truck driver. Her mom was a waitress. Even as a very young child, she was kind of a natural storyteller — especially when it came to fantasy stories — stories about dragons, unicorns, pirates and more.

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