Tag Archives: Finest Kind

“What Am I Really Writing About?”

Lea Wait, here, thinking about personal passions and interests and how they can become themes, in life and in writing. As a child I was fascinated by books (often set in the nineteenth century) about orphans who found caring homes. … Continue reading

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Lea Wait’s Wiscasset

No; I don’t live in Wiscasset, Maine, the harbor village twelve miles from the Atlantic, on the Sheepscot River, about an hour north of Portland. But when I decided to write a series of books set in one typical northern … Continue reading

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Wiscasset: That Town Across the Sheepscot River

Lea Wait, here, thinking it’s time for me to write about Wiscasset. Sarah Graves lives in Eastport and writes about it. Several authors on this list set their books in Portland. Most people I meet assume I live in Wiscasset. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Cooking (From)The Books

Lea Wait, here. As many of you know, so far I’ve been published in two genres: historical fiction for young people, and contemporary mysteries for adults. But besides my name on the cover, my books have other characteristics in common.                                                                                          Of my … Continue reading

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Take Your Child to A Bookstore Day (December 3)

  Lea Wait, here. First, I have to admit an addiction. When days are dreary, stories are stubborn and editing just seems to make my work worse, not better …. I turn not to whiskey or cigarettes, those classic writerly crutches, … Continue reading

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