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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 15:56

Citizens Spotlight - Author and Writer Elece Hollis

Elece Hollis of Liberty Morris is an author and writer

Elece Hollis of Liberty Morris is an author and writer. She attended Laterno College in Longview, TX where she first found her love of writing. At Laterno she wrote for their college newspaper where she wrote profiles about different professor and students. Her favorite project was covering the life of Mrs. Latuno in her aging years. She was very fascinated by her life story and how she and her husband had built Laterno College.

Hollis recently attended the Christian Writers Conference in Pittsburg, KS., an instructional conference to build your skills and craft in writing. She took first place in poetry with her submission entitled "The artisan Ocean" a writing about walking on the beach and watching the sunset. She also won third place in the Devotional where you use a scripture verse to write something that inspires people, she wrote a Mother's Day story about her mother.

(Photo by Paul Orosco - ONN Chief Photographer)

Hollis enjoys writing gift books on assignment, stories and poetries that are reminiscent about her past and family.

She has written several genres such as articles about bird watching for the Home and Hearth magazine and others on cooking, child care, parenting and child safety for Life123 an online magazine. She has written for Mature Living a Baptist magazine and for some home schooling and teachers magazines.

Her first attempt at publishing was in 1998. She has since published, Elece Hollis - Helen Steiner Rice A Celebration of Family: Cookie Cookbook & Inspiration for the Season, The Gift of Angels; Oh Baby! A small handbook for new moms, Meet God in the Morning poems for the Heart of prayer.

"I have worked on over 30 gift books, have many articles online, around 200 and about 40 in print magazines, most for teachers, parents, and moms," said Hollis.  "They can be purchased on Amazon or from Christian book stores, and some at Barnes and Noble. Most of my freelance work is through Snapdragon Editorial Group Publishers. I have written for are Barbour books, Whitestone, Waterbrook, Howard and One."

Hollis enjoys most of all writing stories about her mother who raised 9 children and hopes one day to complete a book about her.

Video clip Paul Orosco with Elese Hollis author and writer: