A native South Carolinian, Leigh Jones Handal has been an avid student of Lowcountry history since she was a Brownie Scout. She is co-editor of the City of Charleston's official Tour Guide Training Manual, and the author of two books, Lost Charleston, released Sept. 3, 2019, and Storied & Scandalous Charleston, published Aug. 1, 2022.

Leigh organized Historic Charleston Foundation's annual spring house and garden tours for 13 years (1998-2010), as well as the Preservation Society of Charleston's fall home tours (2014).

A graduate of the College of Charleston, Leigh has been a licensed tour guide for more than 25 years. She created and appears regularly on the Lowcountry Live show's "I Love the Lowcountry" series (WCIV- TV4). Meet Leigh and learn more about Charleston Raconteurs on this segment of I Love the Lowcountry.

See a review of and buy Lost Charleston

Hear a podcast of and buy Storied & Scandalous Charleston

Read Leigh's Do You Know Your Lowcountry columns in the Post & Courier

Take a tour with Leigh