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

Tea and Me

My name is Lea Wait, and I drink tea. That’s right. No coffee. No soda (although the protagonist in my Shadows mystery series is devoted to her Diet Pepsi). And since a hot drink seems an appropriate topic for a cold … Continue reading

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Seven Months Post-Diagnosis … And I’m Still Here

And Happy 2019! Last summer I never thought I’d be saying or writing those words. In case anyone missed the excitement of my health issues, in mid-June of 2018 I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, metastasized. I wrote … Continue reading

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Maine Winters — Then and Now

Lea Wait, here. And although I can’t officially claim to be a Mainer (I was born in Boston, and have only lived here ‘year round for 20 years) I do live in midcoast Maine, in a house built in 1774 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Goals and Resolutions

Lea Wait here. As the years roll by I suspect we all have our lists of things we’d like to do. Our “bucket lists,” as the movie called them. The most organized of us have even written them down. (“Spend New … Continue reading

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Cooking Our Christmas Goose – A Christmas Memory

Lea Wait, here, preparing for the first Christmas in years when several of my daughters will be here in Maine. That’s good, and a reminder of years when they were growing up and I prepared for Christmas all year. But … Continue reading

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The Secret Behind my “Shadows” Mysteries

First, a confession. Most mystery writers, when asked, “When did you know you loved mysteries?” answer with a smile and the names, “Nancy Drew” or “The Hardy Boys” or  “Agatha Christie” or maybe “Elmore Leonard.” They explain that they’ve always … Continue reading

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Election Day! (You HAVE Voted, Right?)

I’ll admit, I’ve been a political junkie since my grandmother bought our first (small, black and white) television so we could watch the Democratic and Republication conventions. I lay, sprawled on the floor of what was then our summer home … Continue reading

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