Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lea Wait

Edgecomb author Lea Wait writes the Agatha-finalist Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, whose protagonist, Maggie Summer, is an antique print dealer and college professor.  The sixth in the popular series, SHADOWS ON A CAPE COD WEDDING, was published this spring.

Lea also writes acclaimed historical novels for ages 8-14 set in nineteenth century Wiscasset, which are on student choice award lists all over the country and have been praised for their authenticity and unique use of actual people who lived in small town Maine. The next of Lea’s books in this group, UNCERTAIN GLORY, set during the first two weeks of the Civil War, will be published in early 2014.

Lea grew up in Maine and New Jersey, worked at AT&T while raising the four daughters she adopted as a single parent, and is now married to artist Bob Thomas, who shows his work at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta. She is also a 4th generation antique dealer who has been an antique print dealer herself since 1977. She blogs with other Maine mystery authors at, and invites readers to friend her on Facebook and check out her website at

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