If you haven’t read Colleen Hoover, you are truly missing out! She is a great example of a self published author becoming a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. I recommend starting with the “Slammed” series or “Hopeless“.
Colleen inspires me on many levels, but one gift that sets her apart, she can make me cry. As a writer you understand the challenge of delivering something emotional on paper. Communicating it from heart to brain to paper, it often loses its emotional punch and I’ve read few authors who could truly deliver the full meal deal with great characters, plot, story arc and emotion. However, Colleen does this remarkably well.
A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of meeting Colleen. She had just released “Maybe Someday” and Portland was on her list for a book signing and concert, I couldn’t miss the chance. It was amazing! A true inspiration of what happens when you keep writing.
If you purchase “Maybe Someday” on Ebook there are links included that contain original music written and sung specifically for this story by top ten finalist American Idol contestant, Griffin Peterson. If you prefer paperback, you can purchase his CD separately.
I highly recommend reading her books even if they aren’t in your normal genre. Slammed and Hopeless are the best examples of her delivering emotion packed stories that will leave you not only wanting more, but studying her delivery.
Until Next Time…