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Lea Wait's Wiscasset

No; I don’t live in Wiscasset, Maine, the harbor village twelve miles from the Atlantic, on the Sheepscot River, about an hour north of Portland. But when I decided to write a series of books set in one typical northern … Continue reading

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Collecting … Stories … and Scottish Jewelry

I’m Lea Wait and, as many of you know, I’ve been involved with antiques all of my life. My great-grandfather sold antiques and fine Scottish and Irish silver, crystal and linens in his Boston shop over a hundred years ago. My grandmother … Continue reading

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Visiting My Characters … in the Graveyard

Lea Wait here, admitting that, OK, maybe I was born to be a mystery writer. One of my earliest memories is visiting the Mt. Auburn cemetery near Boston with my grandmother. I was just old enough to run a little ways away … Continue reading

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Wiscasset: That Town Across the Sheepscot River

Lea Wait, here, thinking it’s time for me to write about Wiscasset. Sarah Graves lives in Eastport and writes about it. Several authors on this list set their books in Portland. Most people I meet assume I live in Wiscasset. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Author Visits: From the Mouths of Children

I’m Lea Wait, and, as many of you know, I write for children as well as adults.   Part of writing for children is visiting schools, classrooms, and being part of children’s literature festivals:  venues where I get to talk with young readers, share information … Continue reading

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Memorial Acts

Kate Flora here, sharing something I’ve been musing about this morning: memorial acts. I still wear my mother, writer A. Carman Clark’s wedding ring. Struggle to keep her plants alive five years after her death, even though she had a green … Continue reading

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“So, Lea, How Many Books Have You Written?”

My name is Lea Wait, and I’m a writer. That’s the way I sometimes feel I should start the talks I often give at libraries, schools, and organizations. Because, as we all shared on a group blog recently, writers get a … Continue reading

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