Hollis Shore is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She has worked as a teaching assistant at the Whole Novel Workshop on Writing Historic Novels for Young People, at Highlights Foundation/Boyds Mills Press, with her extraordinary mentors, Liza Ketchum, Ellen Levine, and Phyllis Root. And for the past three years has supported the Lancaster Writing Groups by facilitating general writing workshops, critique groups, and the Writers’ Reading Group.Her first novel, The Curve of the World, a historical, middle grade novel, won a Pen/New England Discovery Award, and will be out for submission shortly. Her new YA novel, Saved, about a young artist on a search for the music within, was developed under the auspices of the Boston Public Library, where she is served as the Children’s Writer-in-Residence for the year, 2012-2013.

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