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Lea Wait

Lea Wait (1946-2019) lived on the coast of Maine, where she wrote both historical novels for young adults and mysteries for adult readers. She is the author of four acclaimed young adult historical novels set in 19th century Maine including Uncertain Glory. She also wrote mystery series for adults.

Lea grew up in Maine and New Jersey, graduated from Chatham College, earned graduate degrees from New York University, and worked for AT&T while she raised four adopted daughters. She is a grandmother to eight and was married to artist Bob Thomas. Presumably sparked by her drama studies in her college years, Lea loved visiting schools, libraries, and conferences to share her love of words. ⁠

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