Author Archives: Lea Wait

About Lea Wait

I write mysteries - the Mainely Needlepoint, Shadows Antique Print and, coming in June of 2018, the Maine Murder mysteries (under the name Cornelia Kidd.) When I was single I was an adoption advocate and adopted my four daughters. Now my mysteries and novels for young people are about people searching for love, acceptance, and a place to call home. My website is http://www.leawait.com To be on my mailing list, send me a note at leawait@roadrunner.com

Beginning the Third Year of Caregiving.

Lea Wait, here. Although Bob Thomas and I’ve known each other, as friends and/or lovers, off and on for fifty years, we didn’t live together or get married until 2003. I’d taken care of my mother for the last 25 … Continue reading

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Eider Ducks and Me

Lea Wait, here. As many of you know, I was single most of my life, and in my early thirties I adopted four daughters.  I was thrilled to be able to adopt older children, especially girls, but being a single … Continue reading

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Cold Days

Note from Lea Wait:  This blog was originally published on Maine Crime Writers five years ago, but given this winter’s temperatures (and my writing schedule) I thought it was time to repeat it.) If you’re reading this blog, you probably know … Continue reading

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Greenwich Village and Me

Lea Wait, here.  The first time I was in Greenwich Village I was 12, and a classmate’s mother had invited me to join her family and see a play in New York City. My mother agreed, not thinking to ask … Continue reading

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“When Did You Start to Write?”

Lea Wait, here, thinking about the question, “When did you start to write?” It’s a question writers are often asked, but it’s not easy to answer. Does the questioner really mean “When did you start writing fiction? or “When did … Continue reading

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While You’re Writing Your First Book …

When I was at the Crime Bake mystery conference this fall, two people who were writing their first mysteries asked what, if anything, they should be doing to help their in-progress books sell — to an agent, a publisher, and, … Continue reading

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My Life in Thanksgivings

Lea Wait, here, thinking about Thanksgiving. As a young wife, at the first Thanksgiving she hosted, my mother somehow managed to roast a turkey that was rotten inside.  Some women would have laughed and declared the day a vegetarian Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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