Heather Richie is a writer & digital producer whose special interest is the land traditions—particularly the foodways and sporting—of the modern American and unbordered Souths.

Employment Toccoa Falls College, Kiawah Partners, Garden & Gun Land, Teach For America, College of Charleston Internships Garden & Gun, Oxford American Service International Assoc. of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Awards Judge, Fiction Southeast Editor, Community of Literary Magazines & Presses Firecracker Awards Reader, Americorps VISTA program manager Education PhD, Media & Cultural Studies at University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg (current); Certificate at Documentary Arts, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; MFA, Creative Writing: Non-Fiction at The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; BA, Communication at College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina Awards & Distinctions JFK Library Foundation Research Grant Awardee, Duke University The New New South Editorial Fellow, Sewanee School of Letters Rivendell Writer-In-Residence Awardee, Inspired Southern Foodways Alliance Student Spotlight Series – 1st Spotlight Feature, The Lee Bros. Cookbook Boot Camp Scholarship Finalist, American Library Association Carnegie-Whitney Grant Recipient, Palmetto Cheese Brand Caption Writing Contest Winner, College of Charleston Student Employee of the Year Nominee, College of Charleston Presidential Student Service Award Recipient