The Bookish Ladies and I are very happy to introduce our newest feature, Ten Questions–a collection of quick, fun, short interviews with some of our favorite authors. This ongoing series will spotlight a mix of established, bestsellers, debut authors, some traditionally published, and some indie writers as well as non-traditional surprises. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy creating them. And now without further delay we welcome our first author, Colleen Hoover.

Colleen Hoover is a 1# New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen new/young adult novels and novellas that, according to her Facebook page, “make you feel good. And bad. But mostly good.” Personally, I don’t know if her writing can be summed up any better than that. My first exposure to Colleen Hoover’s work was through a friend who I think may be the biggest “CoHo” fan ever. After listening to Jenn sing the praises of each and every Colleen Hoover book I just had to try one for myself. Five minutes after I started reading “Hopeless” I was hooked. About half-way through I was planning my revenge against Jenn for making me read a book that wrecked my world. Then by the end I loved her again–even though I was still crying. And that’s how all of Colleen Hoovers books are. A master of gut-wrenching, heart-twisting, tissue-requiring, IhatethisbookasmuchasIlovethisbook novels, Colleen Hoover is in a class by herself. A wonderful, must-read class. Her latest novel, “November 9” releases today and Colleen is currently touring so if you’re a fan be sure to check and see if she’ll be in a town near you soon.

Ten Questions vol. 1 #1  Colleen Hoover

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?

Colleen Hoover: Going. I like to type it.

BD: What is your least favorite word?

CH: Okay, this is weird. But my least favorite is not really a word, and it plays off my favorite word, so I contradict myself. But I hate the phrase, “going to.” I hate reading it. I hate writing it. I just always want to replace it with “gonna.”

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

CH: Music. I use music for my inspiration for everything in life. However, when I’m actively writing, I need complete silence.

BD:What turns you off?

CH: Sports. I hate the sound of sports in the background. Anywhere.

BD: What sound or noise do you love?

CH: Rain.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?

CH: Again, sports.

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, who would you invite?

CH: Tarryn Fisher. I’m the most real version of myself when I’m with her, so it’s almost as good as being alone.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

CH: I would love to direct a movie.

BD: What profession would you not like to do?

CH: Sports.

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?

CH: Asian food. Probably Pad Thai with spring rolls.

Bonus Questions:
BD: What is your favorite curse word?

CH: Fuck!

BD: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only bring one book, which would you bring?

CH: Where the sidewalk ends by Shel Silverstein.

THANK YOU, Colleen for playing along with us and sharing in the bookish fun!

Colleen Hoover can be found at: and on Facebook

If you’d like find out more about Jenn’s book enabling or read her reviews check out her blog at Random Book Muses.