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

Those Chimney Closets … What Were They For?

Lea Wait here. For as long as I remember, I’ve known about chimney closets. We have four in our home — 2 in the bedrooms with fireplaces in the original part of the house, built in 1774, and two in … Continue reading

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There’ll NEVER be Enough Time to Write

Lea Wait, here, writing this blog after I just sent the manuscript of the eighth book in my Mainely Needlepoint series to my editor. I have two other books due later this year. And, as many of you know, during … Continue reading

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The Road Shortens …. Hospice

Lea Wait here. About a month ago, February 21, I posted a blog about caring for my husband, Bob Thomas, who has not been well for the past two years, since he was diagnosed with heart failure, COPD, and then … Continue reading

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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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