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Linda Francis Lee

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 Linda Francis Lee

Author Linda Francis Lee recalls her West Texas roots in latest novels.

For author and Texas Tech alumna Linda Francis Lee, letting her roots show doesn't mean an emergency appointment with the hairdresser.

Born in El Paso, Lee's family history is steeped in West Texas tradition. Her heritage and knowledge of Texas high society is evident in her latest round of books, "The Devil in the Junior League" and "The Ex-Debutante," which feature an elite, pearl-wearing crowd of sophisticates who are members of the fictitious Junior League of Willow Creek.

"Most of my books have come out of the fact that I am a Texan," she said. "When you are born and raised in Texas, you are always a Texan."

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