At cocktail parties, Jessica Leigh Lebos describes herself as “Southern by marriage,” and for a long time she felt like an outsider. Her one small thing to belong anywhere is easier than you might expect. With it, she invites everyone who crosses her path to be seen, included, and respected.

Jessica Leigh Lebos has been writing about interesting people and enchanting places for more than 25 years. She is an award-winning local columnist and community builder who has published two popular books, Savannah Sideways and The Camellia Thief & Other Tales. Swept off her feet by a native son sometime in the last century, she is originally from Arizona.