Sally Lea Nance is a native Nashvillian. She is a graduate of St. Cecilia Academy and attended Webster College. She and her husband, a foreign service officer, lived fifteen years overseas, and they retired to Franklin. She owned and operated Cruises Galore. She is related to the Leas through her father, Luke Lea, Jr (son of Colonel Luke Lea). She is the author of The Leas and Lealand.