Lea Wait

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90 word biography (re: childrens' books):

Maine author Lea Wait writes acclaimed historical novels for children aged 8-14 set in nineteenth century Maine. Stopping to Home, Seaward BornWintering Well, Finest Kind and, most recently, Uncertain Glory, set during the first two weeks of the Civil War, are on recommended reading lists throughout the country, and have been named to student choice award lists in fourteen states. Wait also writes the seven-book Shadows Antique Print Mystery series for adults, the most recent of which is Shadows on a Maine Christmas, and the Mainely Needlepoint series, the most recent of which is Twisted Threads. She invites readers to friend her on Facebook and Goodreads, and to visit her website, www.leawait.com

100 word biography (re: mysteries):

Maine author Lea Wait writes the 7-book Agatha-finalist Shadows Antique Print mystery series, the most recent of which is Shadows on a Maine Christmas, and the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series, which debuted with Twisted Threads in January of 2015. Wait also writes historical novels set in nineteenth century Maine for readers ages 8-14, the most recent of which, Uncertain Glory, was set during the first two weeks of the Civil War. She invited readers to friend her on Facebook and Goodreads, and to visit her website, www.leawait.com

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Lea Wait grew up in Maine and New Jersey, majored in drama and English at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned her MA and DWD in American Civilization at New York University. While raising the four daughters she adopted as a single parent, Wait worked in public relations and strategic planning for AT&T. She is now married to artist Bob Thomas.

Awards:

2002 – Agatha finalist for Best First Mystery, Shadows at the Fair
2008 - Cornerstone Award for Achievement in Literature, Chatham University

Memberships:

The Authors Guild
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
Mystery Writers of America
Sisters in Crime
Historical Novel Society
Novelists, Inc.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Maine Antique Dealers Association
American Historical Print Collectors Society, Inc.
American Needlepoint Guild, Inc.

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