Shannon Bond is a writer and visual artist living in middle America who believes that the stories we carry create us. He enjoys flawed characters in tough predicaments. It doesn’t matter if stories are fiction or non-fiction as long as they are full of truth. He retired from the U.S. Air National Guard as a photojournalist in 2016 and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Lindenwood University. He has written for many organizations and publications including the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and The Regular Joe. His first novel, The Nost, was published in the summer of 2021 and the second is coming in 2022.