Cassandra King Cassandra King is a bestselling author of five novels, two books of nonfiction, and numerous articles and essays. Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, Southern Living, Coastal Living, AARP, and Life magazines, among others. 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.