Tag Archives: Stopping to Home

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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Weekend Update: March 31-April 1, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday) Bruce Coffin (Tuesday), Brenda Buchanan (Wednesday), Sandra Neily (Thursday), and Richard Cass (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who … Continue reading

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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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Writing What I Know … My Home's History

Lea Wait, here. Stories of the past speak to me. Historical novels have always been among my favorites, and I write books set in nineteenth century Maine for ages eight and up in addition to my two mystery series, many … 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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Cold Days

Lea Wait, here. If you’re reading this blog, you My Home,Showing House, Ell & Barn (1938 Photo)   probably know I live on the coast of Maine. You may not know I live in a house built in 1774. It … 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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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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