Hollis was born and raised in El Campo, Texas. In 2001, she graduated from Sam Houston State University with a teaching degree. Hollis taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for several years. She currently lives with her husband, Greg, and their son and daughter in Navasota, Texas.
Hollis has loved writing since she was a small child. Even before she knew how to put a pencil to paper, she was already discovering the art of story telling by using her vivid imagination to create stories for her family and friends. She was inspired to develop her talent of writing from teachers as well as studying poets such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson.