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. She is an original founder of SBWC and served as the Program Director for the Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative. Her first novel, The Curve of the World, a historical, middle grade novel, won a Pen/New England Discovery Award. 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 served as the Children’s Writer-in-Residence for the year, 2012-2013. She is an original founder of Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative and served as SBWC’s President.