A Short Message from Lea Wait

For all of you who have been following Lea Wait’s updates about her cancer struggle…today she has asked us to share the news that she is giving up on her third set of cancer treatments and will be meeting with hospice today to make plans for her care.

She is weary and the treatment has left her with difficulties typing and even dialing the phone, so please hold off on those calls for now. She knows that she is loved and cared about and appreciates it.

We will update you as she shares her news. And because Lea is so amazingly resilient, don’t be surprised if you still find her at future Maine events.

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44 Responses to A Short Message from Lea Wait

  1. Louise Newton says:

    Thanks for the update. Will continue the prayers for this valiant woman. Louise Newton

    On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 9:27 AM Maine Crime Writers wrote:

    > mainecrimewriters posted: “For all of you who have been following Lea > Wait’s updates about her cancer struggle…today she has asked us to share > the news that she is giving up on her third set of cancer treatments and > will be meeting with hospice today to make plans for her care. ” >

  2. Glen and Susan Gay says:

    Please send her my love! I have so enjoyed her writing! I’ll pray for her to have peace in the days ahead and surrounded by her family!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Jo Howell says:

    Sad to hear this news. Wishes for peace and freedom from pain to Lea.

  4. Kim Davis says:

    God bless… so sorry to hear of these latest struggles. Lea is an amazing woman and an inspiration to us all!

  5. lizkflaherty says:

    In my prayers. Thanks to you for sharing and to her for how much pleasure she’s already given–I hope she is comfortable.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lea is a remarkable woman not to mention the best of the best of authors. She will be in my prayers and thoughts in the days and months ahead.

  7. Linda Baker says:

    So very sorry to hear this. Lea has been an inspiration for so many of us. Godspeed on the next leg of her journey .

  8. tempewytch says:

    Please just send my best wishes and hopes for a good outcome

  9. Robin MacCready says:

    Hugs and loving you from across the river, Lea xoxo

  10. Alice says:

    Sending love and prayers

  11. So sad to hear the news but understand her decision. She has brought much pleasure into my life.I pray for ease as she continues her journey to join her husband in peace.

  12. Sh0rtpants says:

    Thank you for the update. Sad news. Thoughts and prayers to her family, friends, fellow writers and fans. 

  13. Linda Morra Imas says:

    So very sorry to hear this news. I was planning a visit to Lea August 9-12.
    Sounds like that should be off??

  14. judyalter says:

    Sad news, but she has put up an incredible fight against a merciless enemy. May she find peace and comfort.

  15. Cheryl Worcester says:

    What a valiant fight she has fought. Continued prayers for peace on this journey…and many thanks for all she has given to all of us, her loyal, loving readers.

  16. Dee White says:

    This breaks my heart. I will continue to pray for her, and for her family and friends.

  17. noraadrienne says:

    Lea is an amazing woman and writer. She will be missed by her friends and many many many readers even more than her books. I hope she manages to pull another miracle out of her hat so she can stay with us a while longer.

  18. Reblogged this on PaladinProject.com and commented:
    Your outward peace, strength and courage are an inspiration to us all, Lea. God bless you.

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  20. Betty Tyler says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Lea and her family. Thank you so much for the update. Her courage and strength is amazing. She is a true warrior!!

  21. Marilyn Rorthstein says:

    Never give up! I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer (liver) but I’m responding to treatment and the lesions are shrinking! Your resilience is the sign of a warrior.

  22. Ellie Busby says:

    Lea- you and only you know how tiring this struggle can be.You are the guardian of your own choices and they should be respected , no matter how hard that might seem to others. Allowing your body to tell you what is best is not giving up, never think that for a moment. Sending you love, and thinking of the many laughs with Bob and how he adored you. Let the summer wash over you, and enjoy the days as best you know to do. Love, Ellie

  23. Thinking of you, Lee!

  24. Karen DenBleyker says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, but glad that Lea remains in charge of her decisions. Her courage, strength and resiliency inspire us all. Sending love, prayers for peace and comfort to Lea and her family.

  25. L.C. Rooney says:

    We are all keeping Lea close in our hearts.

  26. bethc2015 says:

    Glad she is doing what feels right for her. She deserves a rest.

  27. Evelyn Schmidt Bedard says:

    thanks for the info…continuing my daily prayers for Lea & her family…

  28. cathy cox says:

    Thoughts and prayers

  29. Christina Higgins says:

    Sending love, hugs, and prayers! God bless you, Lea!

  30. Tina Swift says:

    Also sending you love, hugs, and prayers. We admire you!

  31. lynn marie pelletier says:

    Thanks so much for the update. I enjoyed Lea’s books so much before I even knew who she was. Her life story, courage and strength are very inspiring. Wishing her peace and happiness.

  32. Janet Murch says:

    Thank you Lea for your willingness to talk with new and beginning authors. Your openness and generosity of heart was evident at your presentation at the Maine Crime Wave where I saw you this year. I am saddened to hear of your treatment challenges. Sending you love and courage to you and your family. What a beautiful story from Barbara Ross.

  33. Holding Lea in the Light, with love and admiration.

  34. Carole Speechley says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Lea, sending you love and wishing you continued inner strength and peace. xoxo

  35. dollycas says:

    Such a wonderful woman, her books have given me many wonderful hours of joy. Sending hugs and prayers her way.

  36. annettedashofy says:

    Please pass along my well wishes. Sending love and hugs.

  37. Dru says:

    Thinking of you Lea. You are in my prayers. Hugs.

  38. hankpryan says:

    Lea, what a valiant and inspirational person..what a difference you make to all of us! You are incredible!

  39. ConnieBerry says:

    This isn’t what I want to hear. May Lea rest in the knowledge of a life well lived.

  40. amybuffalo says:

    Keeping Lea in my prayers…

  41. so sorry to hear. Wishing Lea peace and comfort.

  42. Clea Simon says:

    Sending love. Thank you for your generosity, Lea. You are a wonderful person.

  43. Jody Crocker says:

    Prayers for Lea. She has been courageous and so willing to share her story. Thank you, Lea.

  44. Thank you for the update. God bless Lea and hold her strong in His arms.

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