Amy Bickers Abeyta Amy Bickers Abeyta is an assistant vice president of communications with more than 25 years of experience in feature writing, magazine editing, and project management. Amy was the editor of six Southern Living Special Editions. Several of her essays are featured in Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook and Southern Living Comfort Food. Her work has also appeared in HGTV Magazine and Coastal Living. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.