Colleen Hoover Profile
Colleen Hoover is an American Author who writes novels in romance and young adult fiction games. She is known for her 2006 romance novel It Ends with Us.
Colleen Hoover Age
Hoover was born on December 11, 1979, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States as Margaret Colleen Fennell. She is therefore 43 years old as of 2022.
Colleen Hoover Height
Hoover stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Colleen Hoover Family
Hoover was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, United States and raised in Saltillo, Texas, United States to her loving and caring parents, Eddie Fennell, father, and Vannoy Fite, mother. She, however, manages to keep information regarding whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
Colleen Hoover Husband
Hoover is married to her husband, William Heath Hoover who she tied the knot with in the year 2000. The duo are proud to their three sons, one named Beckham who is about 6 feet tall. She posted a photo with her son on her Instagram Account stating that he is the shorter of her three sons. Hoover, however, manages to keep more information regarding her children away from the public. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.
Colleen Hoover’s Net Worth
Hoover has an estimated net worth of about $6 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Author.
Colleen Hoover Education
Hoover attended Saltillo High School and graduated with a High School diploma in the year 1998. She went on to join Texas A&M-Commerce where she obtained a Degree in Social Work. Later on, she worked in various social work and teaching jobs until she began her career as an author.
Colleen Hoover Career
Hoover is best known for authoring the book It Ends With Us. Most of her works were self-published before being picked up by a publishing house. She sold about 20 Million books as of October 2022. In November 2011, she began writing her debut novel, Slammed, with no intention of getting published.
Hoover was inspired by a lyric, “decide what to be and go be it,” from an Avett Brothers song, “Head Full of Doubt/RoadFull of Promise,” and incorporated Avett Brothers lyrics throughout the story. She also published Slammed in the month of January 2012.
She states that she published the novels so her mother, who had just gotten Amazon Kindle, could it read it. Later on, a sequel titled Point of Retreat was published in the month of February 2012. Afterward, a review of Slammed was made and given 5 stars by book blogger Maryse Black. After this, sales rapidly took off for Hoover’s first two books.
Slammed and Point of Retreat reached #8 and #18, respectively, on the New York Best Seller list in the month of August that same year. The Atria Books, later on, picked up the novels and republished them on the 10t of August 2012. The series’ third book, This Girl, was published in the month of April 2013. Later, after the success of Slammed, he quit her job in the social work field to become a full-time writer.
Her novel Hopeless was self-published in the month of December 2012. This novel follows a girl who was home-schooled all her life before going to public high school. This book reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list on the 20th of January. It remained there for about three weeks. The book was the first self-published novel to ever top the list. Later on, a companion novel, Losing Hope, was published that year in July.
The novel, Finding Cinderella is a free novella that she published in the year 2014. This novel featured several of the same characters in Hopeless and Losing Hope. Later on, a paperback was released with several bonus features such as a new epilogue and her own “Cinderella story .”
Her book, maybe Someday, was published in the month of March 2014 and was the first novel of a small series about a boy and girl who write music together and fall in love. Later on, musician Griffin Peterson created a soundtrack to accompany the novel. As a result links in the e-book or a scannable QR code in the paperback led to a website where readers could listen to the music.
A 2015 collaboration with Tarryn Fisher, was originally split into three parts and sold as three separate books. It was later republished as one complete book. Her novel, It Ends With Us was published in the year 2016. She described this as “the hardest book she has ever written.” This novel is about domestic violence and was written to advocate for domestic violence victims.
This story was inspired by her experience as a child growing up in a household with domestic violence which carried through her adult life. This book’s main character, Lily, experiences violence at a young age witnessing her father’s abuse towards her mother on top of experiencing it firsthand. It then ends up in a violent relationship as an adult.
Back in the year 2021, she experiences a surge in popularity due to attention from the #BookTok community on TikTok. As a result in the month of January 2022, It Ends with Us was #1 on The New York Times best sellers list. As of 2019, this novel had sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into over twenty languages.
The sequel to It Ends with Us titled It Starts with Us was published on the 18th of October 2022 and published by Atria Books. Simon and Schuster released the details of the extensive marketing campaign for the novel which became the publisher’s most pre-ordered book of all time. The month of October 2022 saw Simon and Schuster UK acquire two standalone novels by Hoover which are to be published in 2024 and 2026.
She had sold over 20 million books as of October 2022. Upon reflecting on her success in the year 2022 in particular, Alexandra Alter of The New York Times stated that to say she is currently the best-selling novelist in the United States or even compare her to other successful authors who have landed several books on the best seller lists, fails to capture the size of loyalty of her audience.
Colleen Hoover Awards and achievements
In the course of her career, she has received a number of awards and recognitions which include
- Goodreads Choice Awards nomination which she received for the book Slammed under the Young Adult Fiction Category in 2012.
- Goodreads Choice Awards nomination which she received for the book Losing Hope under the Romance Category in 2013.
- Goodreads Choice Awards nomination which she received for the book This Girl under the Romance Category in 2013.
- UtopYA Con Awards which she received for the book Confess under the Most Innovative Marketing in 2014.
- Goodreads Choice Awards which she received for the book This Girl under the Romance Category in 2015.
- Goodreads Choice Awards which she received for the book It Ends with Us under the Romance Category in 2016.
Colleen Hoover New York Times Best Sellers
Back in the year 2022, she held about six of the top ten spots on the New York Times paperback fiction best seller list. These includes
- Ugly Love which was the #4 best seller
- Confess which was the #4 best seller
- November 9 which was the #9 bestseller
- It Ends with Us which was the #1
- Verity which was the #2
- Hopeless which was the #1 best seller
- Losing Hope which was the #6 best seller
- Maybe Someday which was the #3
- Slammed which was the #8 best seller
- Point of Retreat which was the #18 best seller
- This Girl which was a #9 bestseller
Colleen Hoover Books
In the course of her career, she has written a number of novels which include:
- Without Merit of the year 2017
- All Your Perfects of the year 2018
- Verity of the year 2018
- Maybe Now of the year 2018
- Maybe Someday in the year 2014
- Maybe Not of the year 2014 novella
- It Starts with Us in the year 2022
- This Girl of the year 2013
- Hopeless of the year 2013
- Losing Hope of the year 2013
Colleen Hoover Short stories
Asides from writing novels and long books, she has also participated in writing short stories. These include:
- A Father’s Kiss which is from The Kiss (An Anthology of Love and Other Close Encounters)
- Saint which is from One More Step (An Anthology)
- The Dress which is from Two More Days (An Anthology)