To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee. Mysterious old lady from the south or brilliant writer incognito? Born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28 th , 1926 in Alabama. Mother’s maiden name was Finch. Father was a lawyer, just like Atticus Finch. More on the old lady….
She called herself a tomboy and admitted that they grew up with little money.
She would often create characters such as Scout and Jem.
Lee went to law school for several years, but eventually found passion in writing.