She got her start in writing as a columnist for the now-defunct Creative Loafing in Savannah, Georgia. She began recording personal essays for Georgia Public Broadcasting‘s Georgia Gazette in 2000 and went on to become a commentator on National Public Radio.
Hannon has two published books: 2004’s Images of America: Powder Springs and 2009’s The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life. The latter work has brought her notable literary success. Her third book, a spiritual memoir with the working title Sermons for Twisted Sisters, is expected to hit bookshelves sometime in 2014.
She is currently the director of communications and marketing at Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work in higher education marketing has garnered more than 200 national and regional awards.