becky billingsley

Becky Billingsley, author of “Lost Myrtle Beach” and “A Culinary History of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand,” was a general features, food and restaurant reporter at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach and was the founding editor and journalist for Coastal Carolina Dining magazine and The Top 100 Grand Strand Restaurants. She has written about area history, such as renovations of former slave cabins at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, President George Washington’s 1791 visit to the Grand Strand, and local food history and culinary traditions.

Lost Cover 600pBecky serves local restaurant information at and writes food, restaurant, travel and feature articles for many local, regional and national websites and publications including Cheese Connoisseur, a history column for Building Industry Synergy, South Carolina Living magazine, The Charlotte Observer and Litchfield Style. She’s currently working on a third title for The History Press.

Food book coverYou can access examples of Becky’s work on this site’s Freelance Writing page.

Upcoming Events:


Tuesday, July 7 – Launch party! Come celebrate the release of my new book, “Wicked Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand,” North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 2nd Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach.

Becky’s books are available in the Myrtle Beach area at:


Barnes & Noble

Book Warehouse

Sam’s Club

The Horry County Museum

Brookgreen Gardens

NMB Area Historical Museum

Myrtle Beach State Park