May 3-5: Lea will be attending Malice Domestic, a mystery conference in Bethesda, Maryland. On Saturday, May 4, she will be signing books from 10 am until noon outside the ballroom. speaking on the panel “Historical Murder in Time of War” from 2:00 until 2:50, and signing in the dealer’s room from 3:00 until 3:30.
June 1: Lea will be attending the 2019 Maine Crime Wave in Portland, Maine. At 10 a.m. Saturday morning she will be on the panel, “What’s The Diff,” about different sub-genres of mysteries.
July 27: Lea will be signing her books at Books in Boothbay, a book festival at the Boothbay Railway Museum, Route 27 in Boothbay, Maine, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
August 9: Lea passed away at home, surrounded by her daughters. Lea had recently decided not to attempt a third round of cancer treatments and chose home hospice. Her life's work of literature and love remain and she is already dearly missed.
August 14: A Celebration of Lea's Life will be held on Wednesday, August 14th, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at 147 Eddy Road, Edgecomb, Maine. All are welcome to stop by during that timeframe to celebrate and remember her.
November 26: Publication date for THREAD AND BURIED, the 9th in Lea’s Mainely Needlepoint series.
January 24: Lea will be the guest author at Dick Cass’ course in contemporary mysteries at the University of Southern Maine.
March 5: The Portland Stage Company (25 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine) will be staging readings from the work of five Maine mystery authors: Lea Wait, Chris Holm, Barbara Ross, Brenda Buchanan, and Richard Cass. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m, including refreshments and book sales, to be followed at 7 p.m. by the readings. The authors will answer questions after the presentation.
April 4: Lea will be meeting in Wiscasset with students in a class adult literacy group sponsored by Merrymeeting Adult Education to discuss her STOPPING TO HOME.
April 10: Lea Wait will be part of a special signing event sponsored by Kensington Books, at Print, 273 Congress Street in Portland, Maine, from 7 until 8 pm. Refreshments will be served.
April 27-29: Lea will be attending Malice Domestic, a mystery conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
June 1-2: Lea will be attending the Maine Crime Wave, a conference for writers and fans sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She will be on a panel Saturday morning. For details, or to register for the conference, contact Josh Bodwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12: Publication date for DEATH AND A POT OF CHOWDER, the first in a new mystery series by Lea Wait, written under the pseudonym Cornelia Kidd.
June 14: Lea will be speaking about DEATH AND A POT OF CHOWDER and her other mysteries at 7 p.m. in Groveland, Massachusetts at Nichols Village, an event co-hosted by Nichols Village and the Langley-Adams Library. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
July 14: Lea will be singing copies of her books at Books in Boothbay, at the Boothbay Railway Museum, route 27 in Boothbay, Maine, from 9-1.
August 21: Lea will be speaking at the Southport Library on Southport Island, Maine at 7 p.m.
September 12: Lea will be speaking at the Wiscasset Library (on High Street in Wiscasset, Maine, ) at 5 p.m. about her newest books, including her two historicals, one partially set in Wiscasset. Copies of all her books will be available for purchase and signing.
October 31: Publication date for THREAD HERRINGS, the 7th in Lea’s Mainely Needlepoint series.
November 9-11: Lea will be attending Crime Bake, a mystery conference in Massachusetts so-sponsored by Mystery Writers of American and Sisters in Crime New England chapter.
November 15, from 10 am until 5pm; November 16, from 10am until 8pm; November 17, from 7 am until 5 pm, and November 18, from 10 am until 4 pm – Lea will be at Gifts for Giving, an annual art and crafts sale at Studio 53 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Copies of all her books will be available for purchase and signing, including her latest mysteries, DEATH AND A POT OF CHOWDER and THREAD HERRINGS, and her two historicals for ages 8 and up, CONTRARY WINDS (partially set in Boothbay Harbor) and FOR FREEDOM ALONE.