Patricia Shannon, Senior Editor for Southern Living
Patricia Shannon, Senior Editor for Southern Living

Patricia Shannon

Patricia has worked as a lifestyle editor for Southern Living since 2013. Her work focuses on cleaning, gardening, decorating, etiquette, and beauty.
Senior EditorPatricia Shannon is a Senior Editor at Southern Living. She has been with the brand since 2013. She enjoys covering a wide range of topics from home and garden to trends and etiquette and is even known to breakdown particularly arduous cleaning tasks with more enthusiasm than the jobs probably warrant. In her free time, Patricia enjoys spending time with her husband and children and cooking her way through the latest issues of SL.
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