Colleen Hoover is an American female author, her full name is Margaret Colleen Fennell. She generally writes young adult fiction and romance novels. She was born on December 11, 1979. She has written titles like “Slammed”, “Hopeless”, “Maybe Someday”, “Ugly Love”, and “It Ends With Us.”
The sudden rise in her popularity came because of social media and the BookTok community on TikTok. In January 2022, her book which was published in 2017, “It Ends with Us“, climbed to #1 on the New York Times best sellers list.
So much of her work has been self-published before being picked by a publishing house. She started her career in 2012 by publishing her first novel, Slammed, before that she did social work and teaching jobs.
|Real Name||Margaret Colleen Fennell|
|Known As||Colleen Hoover|
|Date of Birth||December 11, 1979|
|Age (as of 2022)||42 Years|
|Birthplace||Sulphur Springs, Texas|
|Hometown||Sulphur Springs, Texas, the United States of America|
|School||Saltillo High School|
|College/University||Texas A&M University-Commerce|
|Educational Qualification||Degree in Social Work|
|Debut Novel||Slammed |
|Award||Goodreads Choice Awards Best Romance|
|Best Book||It Ends With Us |
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5'9"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 155 lbs
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Husband||William Heath Hoover [m. 2000]|
|Parents||Father- Eddie Fennell
Mother- Vannoy Fite
|Children||Son- Cale Hoover, Beckham Hoover, and Levi Hoover.|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$5 Million|
Early Life and Family
Colleen was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on December 11, 1979, as the daughter of Vannoy Fite and Eddie Fennell. She spent her childhood and teenage years in Saltillo, Texas. She graduated from her high school, Saltillo High School in 1998.
Just 2 years after that she got married to Heath Hoover. Colleen graduated with a degree in Social work from her college, Texas A&M-Commerce. After graduating, she did so much social work along with teaching jobs.
But then she heard a line in a song by Avett Brothers, that line was “decide what to be and go be it“, that song was “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.” That is the reason she referred to the lyrics of Avett Brothers songs throughout the story of her first novel.
So, she started her first novel in November 2011 but she had no intention or idea that she would publish it publicly in the future, that novel’s name was “Slammed”.
She ended up publishing “Slammed” in 2012 and Maryse Black reviewed that book and gave it 5 stars, that’s why the sales of her first two books took off rapidly.
After the initial boost of her writing career, she carried on writing more and more novels and today she has successfully written 24 novels and 3 short stories. Some of her most notable books are “Slammed”, “Hopeless”, “Maybe Someday”, “Ugly Love”, and “It Ends with Us”.
Colleen was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas but raised in Saltillo, Texas. So, she had to complete her middle school and high school from Saltillo, in Saltillo High School. She graduated from high school in 1998.
She graduated and got a degree in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce. During that time she also got married. After that, she got involved in social work, teaching jobs, and her writing career so she didn’t pursue any other degree.
Colleen Hoover’s Career
Hoover started writing a novel in 2011 after being motivated by a song by the Avett Brothers; that song was “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise.”. Because Avett Brothers gave her the motivation to write this novel as a sign of respect, she incorporated the lyrics of the Avett Brothers several times in her book.
“Slammed”, which was her first book, was reviewed by Maryse Black and received 5 stars. After that, the sales of her first and second books increased tremendously.
After some time, Hoover shared that she published her first book, “Slammed”, so that her grandmother who had recently bought an Amazon Kindle could read the book. After the success of that book, she decided to quit her job and continue in this field.
Her next book, “Hopeless” was self-published, and became the first self-published novel to top the New York Times Best Seller list. It remained in the #1 position for 3 weeks. That book was about a girl who has been homeschooled her entire life before finally being admitted to a public school.
A companion novel, Losing Hope, was later published in July. Finding Cinderella was a free novella that was released in 2014 by Hoover Colleen. It had many common characteristics to Hopeless and Losing Hope.
A paperback to that was released with additional things like a new epilogue and Hoover’s own “Cinderella Story”.
In 2016, Hoover published the novel “It Ends With Us”. That novel was written to raise awareness for domestic violence victims. That novel’s story was about her mother and father and their trembling relationship.
She stated that “It Ends With Us” was the hardest novel she had ever written. She also wrote and published a lot more between the time period of Slammed and It Ends With Us such as Maybe Someday which was published in 2014.
There also was “Never Never” which was in a collaboration with Tarryn Fisher. It had three parts which were first sold individually but later combined as one single book.
- Slammed (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)
|Goodreads Choice Awards||2012||Slammed||Nominated|
|Goodreads Choice Awards||2013||Losing Hope||Nominated|
|Goodreads Choice Awards||2013||This Girl||Nominated|
|UtopYA Con Awards||2014||Maybe Someday||Won|
|Goodreads Choice Awards||2015||Confess||Won|
|Goodreads Choice Awards||2016||It Ends with Us||Won|
# 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)
# Top 10 Best Books by Colleen Hoover
- It Ends with Us
- Ugly Love
- November 9
- Reminders of Him
- Maybe Someday
- Regretting You
* You can check all of Colleen Hoover’s Books in one place and buy them on this page of Amazon.[aff link]
Relationship, Husband, & Children
Colleen got married in 2000 which was two years after she graduated from high school. Her husband is Heath Hoover. They have three sons, Cale Hoover, Beckham Hoover, and Levi Hoover.
Colleen is a white American female. She is 5 ft 9 inches tall and weighs 70kg which is approx 155 lbs. She has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Colleen Hoover has published many successful books which have made her good fortune. Her net worth is estimated to be between $5 million dollars to $6 million dollars.
Her social media plays a big role in her total revenue, she has a large social media fan following and so many sales come from her social media.
She is one of them who dominated TikTok for her books and people love to watch her TikTok videos about books, she is one of the famous BokTok.
Interesting Facts about Colleen Hoover
- She published her first book so that her grandmother could read it on Amazon Kindle.
- Her book, Hopeless, was the first self-published book to be top on the New York Times Best Seller list.
- Her 2016 book, It Ends With Us was on the New York Times best sellers list in January 2022 because of her popularity on TikTok.
- She was motivated to write her first novel after listening to the Avett Brothers’ song “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise”.
- She has a huge fan base on social media, and on TikTok she also has so many followers. Colleen do promote her books and review them on her TikTok account.
- Her full name is ‘Margaret Colleen Fennell‘.
- Her book “Hopeless” is Amazon Best Sellers of 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Colleen Hoover Married?
YES! Colleen Hoover is married to Heath Hoover; they got married in 2000, right after she completed her graduation. They have three sons.
Is Colleen Hoover on Kindle Unlimited?
Yes, she is on Kindle on Amazon as well as Audible; you can check her page and books on Amazon from here.
Is Colleen Hoover a Wattpad Writer?
If you’re a Wattpad reader and fan of Colleen, then you have good news she is on Wattpad, and you can read her writings there. Here is her Wattpad profile; you can check @AuthorColleenHoover.
Is Colleen Hoover Making a Movie?
Colleen does not make any movies, but there is a movie based on her Novel “It Ends With Us.” You can watch this movie, both the novel and the movie are famous.
Is Colleen Hoover a Romance Author?
Colleen Hoover is a romance as well as adult author.
Do Colleen Hoover Books Go in Order?
There are four series of Collen Hover you can read in order, they are: Slammed Series; Hopeless Series; Finding Hope, Finding Cinderella and Finding Perfects.
Do Colleen Hoover Books Come in Hardcover?
Yes, you can get her books both in Hardcover and Paperback; when you purchase her books, you’ll have both options. It also depends on stores and books. In the amazon store, you can have hardcover for most of her books; I’ve linked her amazon page above.
Does Colleen Hoover have a TV series?
“Confess” is a novel by Colleen Hover; an American drama television series called the same “Confess” is based on the novel.
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