Marilyn Shannon is a devout optimist. As an author, mediator, life coach, speaker, journalist, online TV host and Founder of Women's Power Networking Marilyn believes by taking time to listen, share, and understand ourselves and each other we will live in peace. Marilyn is over joyed in releasing her first two books in her "In Just One Afternoon" series. "In Just One Afternoon" - Listening Into The Hearts Of Men is full of inspiring stories told by men about their lives, and their emotional awakening and "In Just One Afternoon - Listening into the Hearts of Twins" a compilation of breathtaking stories inspired by her mother and aunt, identical twins who at 93 are rocking it. Twins do show us how we all can have relationships and be connected. Marilyn in her life taught special education, owned a furniture store, was a marketing representative, holds a degree in Communications and Public Speaking, is a wife, mother of five, and grandma to Landon, Liev and Nolan. To learn more about Marilyn go to www.marilynshannon.com.