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ABOUT LEE HARGUS HUNTER
Lee’s writing reflects the many influences in her life. Her novel, “Where the Nightbird Sings”, is a glimpse of western culture and history. She spent her early years on a west Texas ranch absorbing the wild tales her great uncle told around a campfire in the evenings. Every detail found a niche in her memory. Her grandfather was a cousin of the famous “Old Doc Hargus” of nearby Dimmit County and the inspiration of many of these tales.
Her family’s later move to the big city of Dallas was a cultural and physical shock. It was during the Great Depression and her parents had no idea how bad things really were as they had lived in isolation on the remote ranch. Lee is currently writing an anthology inspired by these times. Watch for “They Call It Prairie Creek.”
After public schools, Lee attended the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University. When many years as a Civil Service employee became too boring to bear, Lee switched to personnel work and eventually owned her own agency.
Writing was only a hobby until early retirement gave her time to broaden her writing interests. “Welby the Worm Who Lost His Wiggle” and the “Welby the Worm” workbook introduced children to her work. The enthusiastic young fans of Welby the Worm caught the ear of local home school organizations and Lee became an instructor at their Home School Enrichment Centers.
A love of mystery stories inspired Lee to write “The Paragon.” This story of evil deceit is not for the faint-hearted.
During this period Lee became a freelance essayist. She has been published in many on-line and print periodicals. This resulted in her becoming a motivational speaker.
Lee’s teaching of middle school students revealed the need for a different textbook for young writers. This gave birth to her writer’s textbook, “Writing with All Your Senses”. It is widely accepted, especially in Home School classes.
Other books by Lee include “The Song Goes On” (the sequel to “Where the Nightbird Sings”) and a youth historical adventure “The Children of the Rocks”.
The Welby workbook was self-published. Lee’s other books were self-published as computer disc books. (Save a tree!)
Lee and her husband John live and work in the Ft.Lauderdale, Florida area. They have eleven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.