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90 word biography (re: childrens' books):
Maine author Lea Wait writes acclaimed historical novels for children set in 19th century Maine. Stopping to Home, Seaward Born, Wintering Well, and Finest Kind are on recommended reading lists throughout the country and have been named to student choice award lists in 13 states. Wait also writes the Agatha finalist Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, the most recent of which is Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding. For more information on Lea Wait and her books, see www.leawait.com
100 word biography (re: mysteries):
Maine author Lea Wait writes the Agatha-finalist Shadows Antique Print Mystery series starring Maggie Summer. In the sixth of the series, Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding (2013,) Maggie heads for Massachusetts to help her best friend prepare for her wedding, but plans are changed when a neighbor is killed, a major storm threatens, and Maggie’s own beau creates problems. As both the storm and the wedding date get closer, complications mount. Can Maggie handle it all? Wait also writes historical novels set in 19th century Maine for ages 9-14 and blogs at www.mainecrimewriters.com Website: www.leawait.com
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.
2002 – Agatha finalist for Best First Mystery, Shadows at the Fair
The Authors Guild
Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance
Mystery Writers of America
Sisters in Crime
Historical Novel Society
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Maine Antique Dealers Association
American Historical Print Collectors Society, Inc.
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