Jennifer Chappell Smith
Jennifer Chappell Smith

Jennifer Chappell Smith

Jennifer Chappell Smith has contributed to Southern Living throughout her 25-year career in publishing, from serving as the editorial intern on the Southern Living Home for the Holidays special edition at the start of her career to writing personal essays, book reviews, and travel stories for the monthly magazine over the years. Jennifer served on the founding editorial staff of its sister magazine, Coastal Living, working as lifestyle editor and ultimately as executive editor. She wrote and edited content about travel, homes, food, and lifestyle along the American coastline for a decade before embarking on work in custom publishing. She has continually contributed to lifestyle magazines, including Southern Accents, Victoria, Hill Country Lifestyle, Alabama Magazine, Birmingham Home & Garden, San Antonio Magazine, and more, along with producing custom content for Texas Monthly, AAA, USAA Magazine, Thrivent Magazine, Millie Magazine, and other print and online publications.
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