We’re always telling you about great books here at XOXOAD, but we thought we’d try something different for a change and let Colleen Hoover tell you all about herself. Her new book, LOSING HOPE, is out now from Atria Books. Watch the video to hear all about how she got her start writing.

At 33 Colleen became a #1 New York Times bestselling author with a jet-set lifestyle. In fact, she’s hitting the road later this month to meet her fans and talk about Losing Hope, publishing and anything else you might to know (and, she’s fascinating, so there’s a lot worth asking!). Find out if she’s in a city near you!

UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks for playing! If you suddenly became a bestselling author like Colleen Hoover, what changes would you make in your life? Answer in a comment by 5 p.m. EST today for your chance to win a copy of Losing Hope!  *5 winners will be chosen at random. Click here for complete rules.