Carrie Hollister received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and master’s degree in English Composition and Literature from Saint Bonaventure University in New York. As an Army wife for 21 years, she lived in numerous places across the United States and Germany. Carrie was a stay-at-home mother until 2004 when she became a professor of English.
Education, literature, teaching, and writing are Carrie’s passions. She has been fortunate to collaborate with several programs in these fields as an educator, writer, and editor, including Cognisprings, RATO (Rise Against the Odds), Zuuber, and Nepris, among others. Carrie has also taught community courses, supervised tutoring and writing centers for K-12 and collegiate students, and brought educational and library services to Fort Leavenworth’s Disciplinary Barracks.
In addition to the privilege of writing blogs and product descriptions for Cognisprings, Carrie is also the author of a series of biographies for children published by Inspired Inner Genius. Some of these featured biographies include Anne Frank, Bruce Lee, Martin Luther King Jr., Frida Kahlo, and more. Carrie is also currently working on a book with a new publisher that will combine original short fiction works for children, to be analyzed along with critical thinking exercises tiered for multiple grade levels.