Tag Archives: Shadows at the Fair

When do ideas come? Encouraging the Muse

Agatha Christie once famously wrote that she got her best ideas while washing the dishes. I’ve heard other authors swear by long walks or dreams. Me? My muse is shy. She only appears when I’m alone, in a quiet place, doing and thinking … Continue reading

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When Days Are Dark

In April I attended three writers/fans conferences, one for people who write or illustrate books for children, and two for mystery readers and writers. I also spoke at one library, visited one school in person, and visited another school via Skype. Since then … Continue reading

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Instant Ancestor

Lea Wait, here. I don’t remember a time I didn’t know about the quest for “instant ancestors.” Portraits of my real ancestors, on my mother’s side, hung In the home where I grew up:  four large portraits of two couples from Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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The Glamorous Life of an Antiques Dealer

Lea Wait, here. (You couldn’t guess by the title above?) I’ve been an antique print dealer since 1977. Before that, in the 1950s and 60s, as a child, I helped my grandmother (or at least tried to help her) with … Continue reading

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Time … and Writing

Lea Wait, here, fresh from putting away the Christmas tree and listing my New Year’s Resolutions. One of those resolutions has to do with writing … simply, I’m resolving to do more of it. Sounds like a pretty basic resolution for … Continue reading

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Opening Acts – Discovering Our Series Characters Through E-Books

‘Tis the season for new e-readers and tablets of all sorts. So, for those of you who are looking for e-books to read, and love to begin a series at the beginning, we offer the following links to help you … 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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