For more than eight years, Wilson Living Magazine has been telling stories that highlight the good life in Wilson County. This week, Co-Founders Angel Kane and Becky Andrews will expand their coverage to an even larger audience with distribution into The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet.
Since 2008, the bi-monthly lifestyle magazine has been distributed throughout Wilson County. In 2013, they began regular distribution in Smith County’s hometown newspaper The Carthage Courier.
In addition to The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, The Carthage Courier and Wilson Living subscribers, copies of the latest issue can be found at various newsstands and dealer locations in Lebanon and Watertown. To subscribe, email email@example.com
As Angel and Becky share in the excitement of the magazine’s approaching 9th Annual Holiday issue due to hit stands on Wednesday, November 2, they recalled this week that the experience has been a “fantastic voyage.”
“Becky and I are often asked how the magazine came to be. Our answer is always the same, a little luck, lots of friends and a good bit of hard work,” said Kane, who when not spending time dealing with her part time chores with Wilson Living, is a fulltime practicing attorney in Lebanon.
She said the idea of a lifestyle magazine first “sprung to life” one afternoon when she was returning to Lebanon from Memphis.
“Before making the drive back home to Lebanon, I stopped in a bookstore to find an easy read for the ride home. I picked up a local magazine and for almost two hours straight I read about all that was happening in Shelby County. Even though I didn’t live there, I was enthralled by the personal stories set out inside the colorful pages of the magazine,” Kane remembered.
She said that night when she came home she called her “good friend” Becky with whom she was already writing the “Telling Tales” column for The Wilson Post and “in one of those crazy moments I mentioned that we needed a magazine all about Wilson County and said I bet we could put one together.”
“At the time, the fact that neither of us knew the first thing about magazines didn’t seem important,” she recalled, adding “where another friend would have discouraged such an insane idea, Becky said, ‘let’s do it!’”
Fast forward to 2016, Kane and Andrews still enjoy telling unique stories and spotlighting local businesses. And with direction from Managing Editor, Tilly Dillehay, Director of Photography, Jana Pastors, and Sales Manager, Denise Moore, every issue is sure to bring readers more of what they love. While everyone’s focus is always on bringing the best content, this month everyone is in “expo mode” as they plan for the 8th Annual Wilson Living Holiday Expo. This year the holiday expo will be held on November 18&19 at the James E Ward Ag Center. “The expo brings out more than 15,000 shoppers and 100 specialty vendors who set up to showcase their wares,” said Andrews who is a full-time real estate agent with Century 21 West Main Realty in Lebanon.
Expanding coverage in Mt Juliet has been a goal for Angel and Becky so the partnership with The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet is the perfect fit. “Mt Juliet has grown so much over the past 10 years. Through that growth, The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet continues to have their finger on the pulse of the community,” Andrews continues, “Bill and Phyllis Robinson know Mt Juliet better than anyone and we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with them.”
If you are looking for a mid-week giggle, Telling Tales, the weekly humor column Angel and Becky started in 2007 will be featured every Wednesday in The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet.