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Lea Wait lives on the Maine coast and writes historical novels for children and the Shadows: Antique Print Mysteries series for adults.

Background Information

Lea has a B.A. in English and drama from Chatham College, and advanced degrees in American Civilization from New York University. She is the single adoptive mother of four Asian-born daughters, and has owned and operated an antique print business for over 25 years. While her chldren were growing up she was also a manager at a major corporation.

Birth Place
Boston, MA USA

Stopping to Home was named one of the "Notable Children's Books of 2001" by Smithsonian Magazine and one of the best children's books of the year (starred) by the Bank Street College of Education.

Additional Information

Lea's first book, STOPPING TO HOME, was published by Simon & Schuster's Margaret McElderry division in October, 2001; her second, SHADOWS AT THE FAIR: AN ANTIQUE PRINT MYSTERY (for adults) was published by Scribner in July, 2002. Stayed tuned for her next two books! SEAWARD BORN (for children) in January, 2003, and SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE (mystery for adults) in summer, 2003.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 225 
Edgecomb ME 04556   USA
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