My name is Shannon Taylor Hodnett. I am an independent YA author…this is my official BIO, but you will learn much more about me just by being here. 😎

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✭ I’m an Oklahoma girl gone south, to the beautiful beaches of Galveston, Texas.  My husband is a writer with a day job…my son is a handsome young man who works hard pulling his weight at his dad’s company and he just happens to be my absolute most favorite human! The furry faction of our family includes two handsome tomcats, Malfoy & Cassius….one Pit Bull mix, Tug…one Chihuahua, Suki, and one Chihuahua mix, Fiona—who all surely must love each other somewhere deep, deep, down in their tiny, fast, & fuzzy hearts. 〜 Following my freshman year at the University of Oklahoma, I abandoned college life for a lucrative career in waitressing. One day—inspired by family and an Armed Forces episode of Family Feud—I decided to join the military. After serving too briefly in the Navy (which included working in the DC Naval Shipyards at the Navy Museum warehouse & with the curator) I was diagnosed with a rare, incurable kidney disorder and promptly given the boot…medically, but honorably discharged. 〜 Over the next two decades, I met and married my other half, Jeff (also a Sailor!)…gave birth to our amazing son, Jack…and received a shiny new kidney from the best kid-sister, Robin. ♥ 〜 With this new chance at life, and an appreciation for everything and everyone around me, I rediscovered my passion for writing. I worked really hard to write and publish my first novel…and now I’m working on the sequel, along with another writing project!

Writing is my passion. There’s an overflow of stories filling up my to-be-written list. I can’t imagine putting down my pen until my own life story comes to an end…until then, you’ll find me writing! ✭

Contact me: shanonawriter@yahoo.com

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