Shannon Bond
The stories we carry, create us

Shannon Bond

The stories we carry, create us

I’m a writer, editor, and visual artist living in middle America. I love flawed characters in tough predicaments. And for me, it doesn’t matter if stories are fiction or non-fiction as long as they are full of truth. I retired from the U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard as a photojournalist in 2016. After that, I finally found time to finish a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Lindenwood University. Was school worth it? You bet, but probably not for the reasons you think. I’ve written and created visual art for a ton of organizations and publications, including the USDA, Environmental Protection Agency, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and The Regular Joe. A little over a year ago, my wife and I took over The Regular Joe and rebranded it to focus on local businesses and artisans in Northwest Missouri.

For fiction, I write novels for myself. I can’t help it. You can find me on:


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For visual art, you can find me on:



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