Sylvia Higginbotham

Sylvia Higginbotham, who spent her childhood in rural Jones County, Mississippi, is a professional writer and the executive director of the Columbus Arts Council. Additionally, she is a freelance travel writer who, for more than a decade, has written articles about places and people for more than 100 newspapers, magazines, and travel publications, including The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionThe Dallas Morning NewsThe Christian Science Monitor, and many others.

Higginbotham was awarded the 1994 Mississippi Governor’s Travel Media Award for Travel Writing, and she won a Governor’s Award for Tourism Achievement in 1986. Before she moved back to her native state in 1981, she worked for television stations and public relations firms in Shreveport and Lafayette, Louisiana.

Books from Blair

Marvelous Old Mansions and Other Southern Treasures