Stephanie Hunt Stephanie Hunt writes features, home and travel stories, and profiles and essays for numerous publications. A North Carolina native, she grew up with Southern Living always on the coffee table, and is honored to be in its pages. She has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 25 years, lives in Charleston, SC, and is the author of At Home in the South (Hearst Books, 2022). Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Veranda, Coastal Living, Orion.com, Charleston Magazine (where she serves as Editor at Large), Duke's Faith & Leadership, Child Magazine, and Brevity and Hippocampus, among others. Stephanie received a bachelor of arts from Duke University and master's of theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School. 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.