Tag Archives: Wintering Well

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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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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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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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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