Hollis’ début picture book, ‘Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses,’ (Otter-Barry Books) / ‘Counting Kindness: Ten Ways to Welcome Refugee Children‘ (Charlesbridge) traces the refugee child’s journey through the lens of help and hope experienced along the way.
Illustrated by Barroux, the book will be published in 8 countries in 2020 with endorsements to date including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Rosemary Wells.
As a writer and as a poet especially, Hollis believes that nothing is ever wasted. Any observation or experience, any snippet of conversation, is fair game, and so she is never, ever without a notebook. Worlds can be created with very few words doing double or triple duty until they sing or hurt – or both.
Hollis’ poems (one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize) have been published in multiple journals.
Hollis is an experienced board member with a diverse international background in both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. An ambidextrous thinker, innovative problem-solver, cross-fertilizer and rights advocate, she is a builder of opportunities as well as a trusted, sought after advisor.
Hollis advised top management of leading MNC’s for over two decades.
Hollis moderates a wide range of events both large and small. She has been a moderator, panelist and keynote speaker for many years, taking the stage (in many countries and in several languages) for topics ranging from poetry and literature to human rights, education, business and artificial intelligence.
Her style is engaging and fluid, with speakers and audiences ranging from the very famous to the very young.