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Colleen Hoover Biography & Facts

Colleen Hoover (born Margaret Colleen Fennell; December 11, 1979) is an American author who primarily writes novels in the romance and young adult fiction genres. She is best known for her 2016 romance novel It Ends with Us. Many of her works were self-published before being picked up by a publishing house. As of October 2022, Hoover has sold approximately 20 million books. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2023. Early and personal life Hoover was born on December 11, 1979, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Vannoy Fite and Eddie Fennell. She grew up in Saltillo, Texas, and she graduated from Saltillo High School in 1998. She married Heath Hoover in 2000, and they have three sons. Hoover graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a degree in social work. She worked various social work and teaching jobs before starting her career as an author. Career In November 2011, Hoover began writing her debut 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," and she incorporated Avett Brothers lyrics throughout the story. Hoover self-published Slammed in January 2012. She states that she published the novel so her mother, who had just received an Amazon Kindle, could read it. A sequel, Point of Retreat, was published in February 2012. After a few months, Slammed was reviewed and given five stars by book blogger Maryse Black, and afterward, sales rapidly rocketed for Hoover's first two books. Slammed and Point of Retreat reached #8 and #18, respectively, on the New York Times Best Seller list in August of that year. Atria Books picked up the novels and republished them on August 10, 2012. A third book in the series, This Girl, was published in April 2013. After the success of Slammed, Hoover quit her job in social work to become a full-time writer.Hoover's novel Hopeless was self-published in December 2012, and features a girl who was home-schooled throughout her elementary education before going to a public high school. The book reached #1 on 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 that July.Finding Cinderella is a free novella that Hoover published in 2014. It features several of the characters depicted in her novels Hopeless and Losing Hope. A paperback was released with several bonus features, such as a new epilogue and Hoover's own "Cinderella story". Maybe Someday, published in March 2014, was the first novel of a small series about a boy and a girl who write music together and fall in love. Musician Griffin Peterson created a soundtrack to accompany the novel. Links in the e-book or a scannable QR code in the paperback led to a website where readers could listen to the music.Never Never, a 2015 collaboration with Tarryn Fisher, was originally split into three parts and sold as three separate books. The work was later republished as one complete book.Hoover's novel It Ends with Us was published in 2016. Hoover described it as "the hardest book I've ever written." The novel concerns domestic violence, and, according to Hoover, it was written with the intention of advocating for domestic violence victims. The story was inspired by Hoover's personal experience as a child growing up in a household with domestic violence, which carried through into her adult life. The book's main character, Lily, experiences domestic violence at a young age, witnessing her father's abuse towards her mother, on top of experiencing it firsthand, and then she ends up in a violent relationship as an adult. As of 2019, the novel had sold over a million copies worldwide, and it has been translated into over twenty languages. In 2021, Hoover experienced a surge in popularity due to attention from the #BookTok community on TikTok. As a result, in January 2022, It Ends with Us was #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Filming of a movie adaptation of It Ends with Us began in May, 2023.A sequel to It Ends with Us, titled It Starts with Us, was published on October 18, 2022 by Atria Books. Simon and Schuster released the details of the extensive marketing campaign for the novel, which became the publisher's most-preordered book of all time.In October 2022, Simon and Schuster UK acquired two standalone novels by Hoover, which are to be published in 2024 and 2026.As of October 2022, Hoover has sold more than 20 million books. Reflecting on Hoover's success in 2022, Alexandra Alter of The New York Times wrote, "To say she’s currently the best-selling novelist in the United States, to even compare her to other successful authors who have landed several books on the best seller lists, fails to capture the size and loyalty of her audience." Hoover's work has been criticized for normalizing abuse. Awards and achievements New York Times Best Sellers In 2022, Hoover held six of the top ten spots on the New York Times paperback fiction best seller list. 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)Works Books It Ends with Us series It Ends with Us (2016) It Starts with Us (2022)Slammed series Slammed (2012) Point of Retreat (2012) This Girl (2013)Hopeless series Hopeless (2012) Losing Hope (2013) Finding Cinderella (2013) novella Finding Perfect (2019) novellaMaybe Someday series Maybe Someday (2014) Maybe Not (2014) novella Maybe Now (2018)Other novels Source: 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 New adult fictionReferences External links Colleen Hoover's Official Wattpad Profile. Discover the Colleen Hoover popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Colleen Hoover books.

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  • Come to Me Quietly synopsis, comments

    Come to Me Quietly

    A. L. Jackson

    From the acclaimed bestselling author of Lost to You and When We Collide comes a scorching New Adult novel, perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover! Come to Me Quietly tells the st...

  • Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover Summary synopsis, comments

    Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover Summary


    Beyah’s life has been nothing short of a fight in her nineteen years. When she moves in with her dad she finds it hard to trust anyone, let alone Samson. They’ve got their share of...

  • In Her Wake synopsis, comments

    In Her Wake

    K.A. Tucker

    Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynoldsand he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything. Discover his si...

  • Without Merit synopsis, comments

    Without Merit

    Colleen Hoover

    From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us, comes a moving and haunting novel of family, love, and the power of the trut...

  • Say You Still Love Me synopsis, comments

    Say You Still Love Me

    K.A. Tucker

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERThe bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Keep Her Safe and “master of steamy romance” (Kirkus Reviews) delivers a sizzling novel about an ambitious and...

  • The Simple Wild synopsis, comments

    The Simple Wild

    K.A. Tucker

    City girl Calla Fletcher attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and unwittingly finds herself torn between her desire to return to the bustle of Toronto and a budding rel...

  • Then She Was Gone synopsis, comments

    Then She Was Gone

    Lisa Jewell

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed famil...

  • Wish You Were Here synopsis, comments

    Wish You Were Here

    Renée Carlino

    A USA TODAY bestselling second chance romance about a young woman who reunites with a soulful artist after their magical onenight stand, from the bestselling author of Swear on thi...

  • Sweet Thing synopsis, comments

    Sweet Thing

    Renée Carlino

    A USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance about the complexities of love and selfdiscovery in the early postcollege years.Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She’s an I...

  • After the Rain synopsis, comments

    After the Rain

    Renée Carlino

    From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams...

  • Point of Retreat synopsis, comments

    Point of Retreat

    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us, It Ends with Us, and All Your Perfects. Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they be...

  • Maybe Now synopsis, comments

    Maybe Now

    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Usthe longawaited finale to the bestselling Maybe Someday series returns with all the characters...

  • Confess synopsis, comments


    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us, a novel about risking everything for loveand finding your heart somewhere between the truth...

  • Unforgiven synopsis, comments


    Rebecca Zanetti

    Readers of Lisa Jackson and Lucinda Berry will be thrilled by this stunning tale of suspense from a New York Times bestselling author. Even the most exclusive universities can’t ou...

  • Nowhere but Here synopsis, comments

    Nowhere but Here

    Renée Carlino

    A jaded Chicago reporter in her twenties unexpectedly finds love in Napa Valley when she’s assigned to spend a week with a famously reclusive genius in this rich and deeply satisfy...

  • True synopsis, comments


    Erin McCarthy

    A New Adult novel from USA Today bestselling author Erin McCarthy, for fans of Colleen Hoover! When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never...

  • This Girl synopsis, comments

    This Girl

    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover’s bestselling Slammed series comes to its gripping conclusion. There are two ...

  • Burying Water synopsis, comments

    Burying Water

    K.A. Tucker

    The highly anticipated start of the “masterful” (New York Journal of Books) romantic suspense series from the beloved nationally bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths.Left for dea...

  • The Vincent Brothers synopsis, comments

    The Vincent Brothers

    Abbi Glines

    Hot romance is the cure for heartbreak in this sequel to The Vincent Boys.Getting a boy to fall headoverheels in love with you isn’t easy. Especially when he’s been in love with yo...

  • Elite synopsis, comments


    Rachel Van Dyken

    Become addicted to this suspenseful Romeo and Juliet romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Bet. For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming fa...

  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo synopsis, comments

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beac...

  • Roomies synopsis, comments


    Christina Lauren

    From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times bestselling aut...

  • The Edge of Never synopsis, comments

    The Edge of Never

    J. A. Redmerski

    Discover the beloved New York Times bestseller about two lost souls who embark on an epic road trip and find love along the way. A New York Times,USA Today, and Wall Street Journal...

  • November 9 synopsis, comments

    November 9

    Colleen Hoover

    Beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us, It Ends with Us, and All Your Perfects returns with an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpect...

  • Maybe Someday synopsis, comments

    Maybe Someday

    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us comes a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.At twentytwo years old, Sydney i...

  • Easy synopsis, comments


    Tammara Webber

    Easy is the New York Times Bestseller by Tammara Webber and first novel in the Contours of the Heart series, for fans of Colleen Hoover!Rescued by a stranger.Haunted by a secret.So...

  • Walking Disaster synopsis, comments

    Walking Disaster

    Jamie McGuire

    The highly anticipated followup to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disasternow a major motion picture!Can you love someone too much? Travis Maddox learned two things from h...

  • Verity synopsis, comments


    Colleen Hoover

    Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling autho...

  • Beautiful Oblivion synopsis, comments

    Beautiful Oblivion

    Jamie McGuire

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disasternow a major motion picturethe phenomenon continues in the first heartpounding new adult romance in The Maddox Bro...

  • The Way I Used to Be synopsis, comments

    The Way I Used to Be

    Amber Smith

    New York Times bestseller! In the tradition of Speak, Amber Smith's extraordinary debut novel “is a hearttwisting, but ultimately hopeful, exploration of how pain can lead to stren...

  • Furious Rush synopsis, comments

    Furious Rush

    S. C. Stephens

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Thoughtless series comes a swoonworthy, enemiestolovers romance set in the world of motocross. Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove...

  • Something Wilder synopsis, comments

    Something Wilder

    Christina Lauren

    The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laughoutloud funny novel fill...

  • It Ends with Us synopsis, comments

    It Ends with Us

    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and All Your Perfects, a “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long aft...

  • Maybe Not synopsis, comments

    Maybe Not

    Colleen Hoover

    Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us, It Ends with Us, and Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the hilarious and charisma...

  • Unteachable synopsis, comments


    Leah Raeder

    An edgy, sexy USA TODAY bestseller about falling for the one person you can’t have.Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grownup her entire life. The summer be...

  • Until It Fades synopsis, comments

    Until It Fades

    K.A. Tucker

    “Touching and complex…Tucker unerringly hits all the high notes of romancethe spark, the emotional depth, the mental and physical struggleswhile creating a couple who seem perfectl...

  • Finding Cinderella synopsis, comments

    Finding Cinderella

    Colleen Hoover

    #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends With Us writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after.A chance encounter in the dark leads eig...

  • Collide synopsis, comments


    Gail McHugh

    Her mind tried to fight a bloody battle against what her body already knew. She wanted him, and she wanted him bad.On the heels of college graduation and the unexpected death of he...

  • Georgie, All Along synopsis, comments

    Georgie, All Along

    Kate Clayborn

    “Perfect for Emily Henry fans. [This] is the love story that proves you can go home again…It’s so rich and wonderful.” – Julia Quinn on The TODAY Show“A sweet novel that reminds yo...

  • He Will Be My Ruin synopsis, comments

    He Will Be My Ruin

    K.A. Tucker

    Discover the novel praised as a “nailbiting thriller” (Publishers Weekly), a “compelling web” (Kirkus Reviews), “tightly plotted character study” (RT Magazine), and a “dark, twisty...

  • Slammed synopsis, comments


    Colleen Hoover

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotionpacked debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and co...

  • It Starts with Us synopsis, comments

    It Starts with Us

    Colleen Hoover

    Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favorite Atlas’s side of the story and shares what comes next in this longanticipated sequel to the “gloriou...

  • Finding Perfect synopsis, comments

    Finding Perfect

    Colleen Hoover

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends with Usthe heartwarming conclusion to the Hopeless series that illustrates the power of following a d...

  • It Ends with Us, It Starts with Us Ebook Collection synopsis, comments

    It Ends with Us, It Starts with Us Ebook Collection

    Colleen Hoover

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover’s “glorious and touching” (USA TODAY) phenomenon and its longanticipated sequel are together in this collection that is perfect ...

  • Swear on This Life synopsis, comments

    Swear on This Life

    Renée Carlino

    Booklist, Top 10 Women’s Fiction of 2016 Goodreads Best Romance of August’s “20 Books by Women You Must ReadThis Fall” Popsugar’s “21 Fiction Reads to Add to Your Fall ...

  • Before We Were Strangers synopsis, comments

    Before We Were Strangers

    Renée Carlino

    From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at lo...

  • The Perfect Lie synopsis, comments

    The Perfect Lie

    Jo Spain

    'Will keep you guessing and guessing' Cara HunterHe jumped to his death in front of witnesses. Now his wife is charged with murder.Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York fo...