Lea Wait


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
May 26, 1946

Died
August 09, 2019

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Maine author Lea Wait writes the NYT-praised 8-book Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, the latest of which is SHADWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE, and the USA Today best-selling Mainely Needlepoint series which debuted with TWISTED THREADS in January, 2015, and was followed by THREADS OF EVIDENCE in August, 2015, THREAD AND GONE, in January, 2016, DANGLING BY A THREAD in late October, 2016, and TIGHTENING THE THREADS in March, 2017. Wait also writes acclaimed historical novels for ages 8 and up set in 19th century Maine, the latest of which, UNCERTAIN GLORY, takes place in a small northern town during the first two weeks of the Civil War. Lea's LIVING AND WRITING ON THE COAST OF MAINE, about being an author and living year 'round in Maine with ...more

Lea Wait isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

Writing In The Age Of A Waning Pandemic

It’s been a difficult year for everybody dealing with the COVID crisis and trying to maneuver through all the various roadblocks facing us, some of which include health concerns, financial worries and social isolation. It’s been difficult for writers, as well. Telling stories is hard when you’re concerned about the health of yourself and your loved ones.

As a working writer, the pandemic hurt me in

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Twisted Threads (Mainely Ne...

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Threads of Evidence (Mainel...

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Thread and Gone (Mainely Ne...

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Tightening the Threads (Mai...

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Thread the Halls (Mainely N...

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Thread Herrings (Mainely Ne...

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Shadows At The Fair (Antiqu...

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