Tag Archives: Chatham College

The Professor Who Changed My Life

Lea Wait, here, and remembering. As a high school student, I was one of the nerds. Shy, desperate to have friends, but unsure of how to do that, I was self-conscious about my appearance, my clothes, and my intelligence. I … Continue reading

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Maggie and Me: Same or Different?

There’s a game children play with either pictures or words: which things are the same? Which are different? (Table. Dog. Mouse. Cheese. Which is different?) More advanced versions appear on SAT tests. My kids and I sometimes played that game at the dinner table. (Yes: I was … Continue reading

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When Lea Was Ellie, She Wrote a Poem

Yes, I’m Lea Wait. But once upon a time I was Ellie. And many moons ago, when I was a junior at Chatham College (now university) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one quiet Saturday evening I decided one wall of my dorm room … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Lea Wait

Jim Hayman: Mystery readers know Lea Wait as (perhaps?) the alter ego of Maggie Summer, the protagonist of Lea’s 5-book Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series, the most recent of which is Shadows of a Down East Summer. Maggie has an … Continue reading

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