Category Archives: Lea’s Posts

10 Best Things about Dying Soon

Lea Wait, here. And, for anyone who missed it, June 29  I posted https://mainecrimewriters.com/2018/06/29/another-change-in-direction/ that I’d been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer.   Since then I’ve learned a lot — about myself and about others. And no, it hasn’t all … Continue reading

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For Freedom Alone: A Story of the Scottish Highland Clearances

Lea Wait, here. If you were told you only had a limited amount of time get your life in order, what would you do? One thing I’ve decided to do is publish two books that readers, librarians and teachers have … Continue reading

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Another Twist in the Road

Lea Wait, here. Some of you may remember that about three years ago I posted about my husband, Bob Thomas, his health issues., and how they were changing our lives. I followed that up, always with Bob’s approval, with further … Continue reading

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Who is Cornelia Kidd, and why is she writing Lea Wait’s Books?

Lea Wait, here. And it’s June 12 — launch day for Death and a Pot of Chowder, the first in my Maine Murder Mystery series. And, yes, it’s written by Cornelia Kidd. There are many reasons an author writes under … Continue reading

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My grandmothers ….

Lea Wait, here. I’ve been thinking about my grandmothers recently. Now that (gulp) I am a grandmother myself (of eight, I might add, for which I take no credit) I realized that both of my grandmothers – born in the … Continue reading

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A Time, and a Place

Lea Wait, here, working on two books. Both are set in Maine: one on an island (the second in the Maine Murder Mystery series,) and one in a small harbor town with a working waterfront (the ninth in the Mainely … Continue reading

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The Long Winter Ends

Lea Wait, here. The past winter has been rough in many parts of the United States. Here in Maine it started with an October nor’easter that felled trees and power lines all over the state. Power lines were up in … Continue reading

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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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