Margaret Littman Author's Instagram Author's Twitter Author's Website Margaret Littman is a journalist who covers small businesses, travel and all manner of other topics, with a sweet spot for anything relating to stand-up paddling or Music City. She is the author of the Moon travel books to Nashville and Tennessee and is at work at a guide to the Natchez Trace. Her work has appeared in many national magazines, and she is the former editor of Entrepreneur magazine's Start It Up section.Curiosity, journalism skills and luck have allowed Margaret Littman to explore eclectic topics in her freelance writing and editing career, ranging from how food and dining can change gentrification to the pre-pandemic shortage of hotel rooms in Music City. She has a soft spot for the southeast and for writing about economics and business in terms that make numbers understandable. She writes about eastern Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, with an emphasis on Nashville, where she lives. She loves to get outdoors. She has been a freelance writer and editor for nearly three decades.Margaret has B.A. in fine arts from Vanderbilt University and an M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has taken courses at the Kellogg School of Management's Center for Nonprofit Management. She teaches at The Porch in Nashville on a regular basis.Margaret is working toward paddling in all 50 states and co-owns Nashville Paddle Co. A Master Gardener of Davidson County, she digs in gardens, organizes and competes in dragon boat races and takes a lot of mental notes. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.