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?
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?
BD: What would you choose for your last meal?
CH: Asian food. Probably Pad Thai with spring rolls.
BD: What is your favorite curse word?
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!
If you’d like find out more about Jenn’s book enabling or read her reviews check out her blog at Random Book Muses.