Category Archives: Lea’s Posts

Dining at the Lobster Dock

Lea Wait, here. One of my favorite summer things to do in Maine is to sit outside on a wharf and eat fresh-from-the-water lobster, clams, oysters or mussels, sip a glass of wine or beer, and watch lobstermen unloading their … Continue reading

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It’s a Pudding? Yup. A Quebecois Apple/Cranberry Pudding

Lea Wait, here. Many of you know that next June I will turn (part-time) into Cornelia Kidd, and write the Maine Café series, a food mystery series featuring two sisters who meet as adults and open a restaurant on a … Continue reading

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Pizza To Die For: The Tale of a Tale

Lea Wait here, with the tale of a tale. It started when an agent suggested I write a contemporary mystery for children. My previous books for ages 8-12 were historical novels, not mysteries, (although many of my characters had secrets … Continue reading

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Those Visitors From Away …

August in Maine! Pardon for making a very large generalization … but August and September are my two favorite months in Maine. Not TOO hot, not TOO cold … not TOO much rain … pretty much, just right. Other people … Continue reading

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Fascination with the Sea

I have always loved the ocean. The boom of crashing waves; the silence of low tide; the rhythms of swells. The smell of salt air and rockweed. The cries of herring gulls and laughing gulls. The changing colors of the … Continue reading

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Loving Our Big Blue Dumpster

There’s a big blue dumpster in my driveway. No, we’re not doing re-doing our kitchen or adding a new room, or even re-doing a room we already have. We’re cleaning up. Now, I want to assure you that my husband and … Continue reading

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How I Smuggled Drugs into Calcutta

Lea Wait, here. And, yes, I did that. Do note: although they were illegal for me to bring with me, the drugs included aspirin, vitamins, medications for scabies and other skin infections, and antibiotics. I also took children’s tape recorders, incubator parts, balloons, hair … Continue reading

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