Meet Shannon

Shannon Vannatter




Central Arkansas author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife.

Her three-book debut series of contemporary inspirational romances  with Heartsong Presents are set in Romance and Rose Bud, Arkansas. All three titles were recently repackaged into one volume: Arkansas Weddings.

Her nine-book Texas rodeo series of contemporary inspirational romances with Heartsong Presents are set in Aubrey, Dallas, and Fort Worth Texas.

Heartsong titles ship to a direct to customer book club and are available in stores and online. Readers can join the monthly book club and receive two contemporaries and two historicals each month or receive two contemporaries or two historicals every other month:  Vannatter’s titles are available at,,, and

White Roses won the 2011 Inspirational Readers Choice Award in the short contemporary category. The 18th Annual Heartsong Awards named Vannatter #3 Favorite New Author, White Roses #1 Favorite Contemporary Novel, and White Doves #8 Favorite Contemporary Novel.  The Democrat-Gazette Three Rivers Edition named Vannatter one of 20 to Watch in 2011.

More about Vannatter

It took Vannatter nine years to get published in the traditional market. Like Janette Oke, she views her work as a ministry and her books as paper missionaries. Vannatter hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as her characters struggle with real-life issues. Their journeys, from ordinary lives to extraordinary romance through Christ-centered relationships, demonstrate that love doesn’t conquer all, Jesus does.

Her short stories appeared in Mature Living and The Writers’ Journal, in 2009. Her first novel was Print On Demand published in 2001. She’s received several awards including 2nd place in RWA’s 2007 Touched By Love and 2008 Where the Magic Begins Contests, and a Honorable Mention in The 2007 Writer’s Journal Romance Contest.

Vannatter has taught fiction workshops for several writers’ groups including: Arkansas Inspirational Writers, Cleburne County Writers’ Guild, Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas, and White County Creative Writers. She’s taught workshops at the Life Press Christian Writers’ Conference in Memphis, TN and the Ozark Creative Writers’ Conference in Eureka Springs, AR, Ozark Romance Authors Conference in Springfield, MO, White County Creative Writers in Searcy, AR, the National American Christian Fiction Writers’ Conference in St. Louis, MO, and a ten session adult continuing education class at ASU Heber Springs.

Vannatter is available for writers’ groups, workshops, conferences, schools, colleges, churches,  ladies groups, libraries, community organizations, book clubs, media appearances, print interviews, speaking engagements, and book signings.

(Photo Credit: Fat Tuna Photography)

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