Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine, where she writes 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. 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 now the grandmother of eight and is married to artist Bob Thomas. Lea welcomes readers of all ages to friend her on Facebook, where she posts frequently about reading, writing, and living in Maine.
"This is a novel where the intervening centuries slip away, leaving
prescience and promise with the overwhelming demands of now." Celia
McGee, The Center for Fiction"
"A worthy and entertaining trip back through time." Kirkus Reviews"
" [an] excellent historical coming-of-age novel set at the dawn of the American Civil War Wait (Finest Kind) skillfully weaves the strands together in a fast-paced and authentic tale. It s a fascinating look at small-town life during a pivotal moment in American history, made all the more believable by Joe s easy, affable narration and Wait s drawing on actual people (including Joe) and events." Publishers Weekly"