Shannon McNear has been writing one thing or another since third grade and finished her first novel at age fifteen—but it would be more than thirty years before she’d receive her first book contract. In the meantime, she graduated from high school, attended college, met and married her husband, birthed nine children, lost one, taught five to drive, revised that first story innumerable times, and completed six others.
A Midwestern farm girl transplanted more than 20 years ago to Charleston, South Carolina, Shannon McNear loves losing herself in local history, especially the colonial era, but is currently preparing for the impending shock of a move to North Dakota. She’s a homeschooling mother, military wife, and a member of ACFW, RWA, and My Book Therapy. When not sewing, researching, and leaking story from her fingertips, she finds joy in worship, women’s ministry, and encouraging whoever God brings across her path.
Her historical romance novella, Defending Truth,.released September 2013 as part of A Pioneer Christmas Collection