Category Archives: Lea’s Posts

My Crazy Health Update

So — last year about this time I posted that I’d just been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Not a fun thing to happen. Especially when my oncologist added that I had 4-6 weeks to live. Having just survived … Continue reading

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Searching the Past for Stories

Historical research is done by authors, librarians, historians, genealogists, doctoral candidates, homeowners wondering about the history of their homes, and grade school students reluctantly fulfilling classroom assignments. I’ve done all of the above, at various points in my life. But … Continue reading

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Weathervanes … Which Way Is the Wind Blowing?

Lea Wait, here. Most people of “a certain age,” including me, immediately recognize Bob Dylan’s famous line from his Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965): “You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.” I think of that line often, especially … Continue reading

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Thread On Arrival — Arriving Next Week!

Lea Wait here, looking forward to the April 30 publication date for the 8th in my Mainely Needlepoint series. (With thanks to everyone who’s followed Angie Curtis and her friends in Haven Harbor, Maine! Without readers … there would be … Continue reading

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Happiest Days

All of us have phases in our lives … periods of our lives we remember for what we were doing (School? Jobs?) or where we were living, or what was happening in our family or who was important (for good … Continue reading

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“What IF?”

In this month’s Midwest Book Review one of my Mainely Needlepoint books (THREAD THE HALLS) is reviewed. For an author’s books to be reviewed is not unusual. In this case, however, it was, for two reasons. First, because THREAD THE … Continue reading

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Polishing

Lea Wait, here, posting this blog from “Writers’ Jail.” That’s what my friend and fellow author Barbara Ross calls it when your manuscript deadline is fast approaching, and you’re behind schedule.  Their schedule, your schedule … it doesn’t matter how … Continue reading

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