Stephanie Stewart-Howard’s is a journalist and author whose resume also includes work as an artist, actor, costume designer and researcher. She received her BA and MA from the Universities of Iowa and Nebraska (Omaha), respectively. After spending several years as managing editor and primary writer at Nashville Lifestyles magazine, she decided to leap into the book and freelance world. She has contributed to Nashville Arts, Cheers!, Sports Nashville, Volkswagen’s Das Auto, NFocus, The Tennessean and many more publications. She is the author of Nashville Chef’s Table and Barbecue Lover’s Memphis and Tennessee Styles (both Globe Pequot Press).