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Colleen Hoover (Margaret Colleen Fennell) (born December 11, 1979) is an author of young adult fiction and romance novels.She published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. In December 2012, she published Hopeless, which rose to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Many of her works have been self-published before being picked up by a publishing house. Early life and career Hoover was born on December 11, 1979, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Vannoy Fite and Eddie Fennell. She grew up in Saltillo, Texas, and graduated from Saltillo High School in 1998. In 2000, she married Heath Hoover, with whom she has three sons. Hoover graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a degree in social work. She worked various social work and teaching jobs until starting her writing career.In November 2011, Hoover began her first novel, Slammed, with no intention of getting published. She was inspired by a lyric, "decide what to be and go be it", from an Avett Brothers song, "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise." Because of this, she incorporated Avett Brothers lyrics throughout the story. After a few months, her novel was reviewed and given 5 stars by book blogger Maryse Black, after which sales rapidly took off for her first two books. Bibliography Hoover self-published her debut novel, Slammed, in January 2012, and a sequel, Point of Retreat, in February. They reached #8 and #18 on the New York Times Best Seller list in August of that year. Atria Books picked them up and republished them on August 10. A third book in the series, This Girl, was published in April, 2013. Slammed This novel was her first book published in 2012. Colleen published the novel so her grandmother, who had just gotten a Amazon Kindle could read it. After the success of this book, she quit her job in the social work field to become a full time writer. Hopeless Her novel Hopeless, about a girl who was home-schooled all her life before going to public high school, was self-published in December 2012. It became #1 in the New York Times Best Seller list on January 20, and remained there for three weeks. It was the first self-published novel to ever top the list. A companion novel, Losing Hope, was published in July.Finding Cinderella is a free novella that Hoover published in 2014. It features several of the same characters as in Hopeless and Losing Hope. A paperback was released with several bonus features, such as a new epilogue and Hoover's own "Cinderella story". It Ends with Us Her novel It Ends with Us was dedicated to her mother, Vannoy Fite. The novel features a couple and includes depictions of domestic violence. The events in the novel are similar to what Colleens' mother went through with her father, Eddie Fennell. This novel was written to advocate for domestic violence victims. Domestic Violence In It Ends with Us This novel was inspired by Colleen's experience as a child growing up in a household with domestic violence. This experience was carried through her adult life with her career in social work and as a self-publishing author. The book's main character, Lily, experienced domestic violence at a young age from her parents' abuse towards each other and her father abusing her occasionally. After Lily became an adult, she ended up in a domestic violent relationship. Lily was conflicted since she witnessed and experienced her father's abuse. In the novel, Lily overcame the domestic violence and lived a fulfilling life. Other works Maybe Someday, published in March 2014, was the first novel of a small series about a guy and a girl who write music together and fall in love. Musician Griffin Peterson created a soundtrack to accompany the novel. Readers could click links in the e-book or scan a QR code in the paperback that take them to a website where they could listen to the music.Never Never, a collaboration with Tarryn Fisher, was originally split into three parts and sold as three separate books, then later republished as one complete book. It Ends with Us, based on the relationship between her mother and father, was published in 2016. Hoover described it in 2016 as "the hardest book I've ever written."In 2021, Hoover experienced a surge in popularity due to attention from the #BookTok community on TikTok. In January 2022, her novel It Ends with Us debuted at #1 on The New York Times best sellers list. Awards Achievements New York Times Best Sellers Slammed (#8)Point of Retreat (#18)This Girl (#9)Hopeless (#1)Losing Hope (#6)Maybe Someday (#3)Ugly Love (#4)Confess (#4)November 9 (#9)It Ends with Us (#1)Verity (#2) Amazon Best Sellers of 2013 Hopeless (#16) Works BooksSlammed (2012) Point of Retreat (2012) This Girl (2013) Hopeless (2013) Losing Hope (2013) Finding Cinderella (2014) novella Maybe Someday (2014) Maybe Not (2014) novella Ugly Love (2014) Never Never (2015) three part novella series with Tarryn Fisher Confess (2015) November 9 (2015) Too Late (2016) It Ends with Us (2016) Without Merit (2017) All your Perfects (2018) Verity (2018) Maybe Now (2018) Finding Perfect (2019) novella Regretting You (2019) Heart Bones (2020) Layla (2020) Reminders of Him (2022) It Starts With Us (2022)Short stories"A Father's Kiss" from The Kiss (An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters) "Saint" from One More Step (An Anthology) "The Dress" from Two More Days (An Anthology)See also The Avett Brothers New-adult fictionReferences External links Colleen Hoover's Official Wattpad Profile . 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