ON THE ROAD 2016
January 14: Lea will be speaking at the Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main Street in Cumberland, Maine at 6 p.m. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
January 15: Lea will be joining other authors of books for children at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators from 6-8 p.m. at the Plummer-Motz Elementary School, 192 Middle Road, in Falmouth, Maine. This event is open to the public; both adults and children are welcome.
January 31: Maine Crime Writers Lea Wait, Kate Flora, Gayle Lynds, Chris Holm and Paul Doiron will be leading a discussion about the spoof of The Hound of the Baskervilles following the 2 p.m. matinee. A wine and cheese reception will follow. The play will be at the Portland Stage, 25 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine http://www.potlandstage.org/show/the-hound-of-the-baskervilles
March 15 and 16: Lea will be visiting with students at the Herman Middle School in Herman, Maine.
April 9: Lea will be attending the Maine Crime Wave, a one-day mystery conference in Portland, Maine.
April 28: Lea Wait and her husband, artist Bob Thomas, will be talking about writing and art at the grand opening of The Bee’s Knees, 617 Colonial Avenue, in Norfolk, Virginia. Lea’s book, Bob’s paintings – and some antique prints! – will be available for purchase. Libations and nibbles provided ...
April 29-May 1: Lea will be attending Malice Domestic, a mystery conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
June 4: Lea will be helping the Waldoboro (Maine) Public Library celebrate its 100th anniversary! She’ll be part of a “meet and greet local authors” open house there, and will be signing her books from 12:30 until 3:30 in the afternoon.
June 9: Lea will be joining the book club at White Birch Books in North Conway, New Hampshire at 7 p.m. to talk about her TWISTED THREADS. All welcome!
June 11: Lea will be one of the authors participating in “Maine Authors Day” from 11 until 1 at the Guilford Library in Gulford, Maine. Her books will be available for purchase and signing.
July 9: Lea will be joining 45-50 other authors (in all genres) at Books in Boothbay, at the Railroad Museum, route 1, Boothbay, Maine, from 9 until 1. Her books will be available for purchase and signing.
July 12: Lea will be speaking at 6:30 with fellow mystery authors Jen Blood and Kate Flora at the Belfast Library, Belfast, Maine, as part of the “Maine Writers Talk About ...” program.
July 16: Lea and Barbara Ross will be speaking informally at Mainely Murders, 1 Bourne Street, in Kennebunk, Maine at 3 p.m.
July 30: Lea will be one of many authors signing at the Beyond the Sea Book Festival , 2526 Atlantic Highway in Lincolnville Beach MainE, from 11:15-1:15.
August 10: Lea will be speaking about the history of her home (the Marie Antoinette House,) and how she’s used its story in her books at the Boothbay Region Garden Club, St. Columba’s Church, Emery Lane, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, at 1:30. Her books will be available for purchase, and all are welcome.
August 18: Lea and Kate Flora and Dorothy Cannell will be speaking at the Simpson Memorial LIbrary in Carmel, Maine at 6 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
August 18-August 21: Lea’s books will be a part of the 2016 Lincoln Arts & Yachts Festival at the Hodgdon Yacht Services, Boat Shed #1, in Boothbay Harbor. Thursday, August 18: reception from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, August 19, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 20, from 10 am until 6 p.m. (Lea will be there all day Saturday to talk about and sign her books!) Sunday, August 21, from 10 am until 4 pm. Wonderful location, wonderful art and high end crafts!
August 27: Lea will be signing her books at the Designing Women Craft Show, at Longfellow Gardens in Manchester, Maine, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 9: Release date for SHADOWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE.
September 17: Lea Wait, Kate Cone, Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett and Jen Blood will be speaking at the library in New Gloucester, Maine (379 Intervale Road) at 1 p.m. Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.
September 30-October 2: Lea will be one of the mystery authors speaking at “Murder By the Book,: a mystery conference held at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine.
October 7: Lea will be at the Harmony Elementary School in Harmony, Maine, conducting a professional development day for teachers and aides there suggesting creative ways to interest young people in writing.
October 12: Lea will be visiting third, fourth and fifth graders at the Dresden Elementary School in Dresden, Maine.
October 24: Release date for DANGLING BY A THREAD.
October 26: At 7 p.m. Lea will be speaking with Barbara Ross and Kate Flora at the South Berwick Public Library in South Berwick, Maine in an event called (enticingly) “Death and Desserts.” Open to the public.
October 29 (10-5 p.m.) and October 30 (10 to 3 p.m.): Lea and fellow mystery author Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett will be selling and signing their books at the REM Craft Fair Show at Champion’s Fitness Center, 30 Elm Plaza in Waterville, Maine.
November 1: From 6:30 until 8:30 in the evening, Lea will be speaking about her TWISTED THREADS at the Dyer Library in Saco, Maine. All invited!
November 5: Lea and fellow author Barbara Ross will be signing their newest books at Sherman’s Maine Coast Books on Main Street in Damariscotta, Maine, from 1 until 3 p.m.
November 6: Lea will be among the mystery authors reading brief excerpts from their work at “Noir in the Bar,” from 3-5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Bull Feeney’s in Portland, Maine. All welcome!
November 9: Lea will be joining The Memoir Café from 10:30 until 1 – a class at the Coastal Senior College in Rockland, Maine. They have been reading her Living and Writing on the Coast of Maine.
November 11-13: Lea will be attending (and speaking at) Crime Bake, the New England mystery conference sponsored by Sisters in Crime of New England and Mystery Writers of America. Medford, Massachusetts.
November 17-20: Lea and her books will be at the annual “Gifts for Giving” event at Studio 53 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Times to be announced closer to the date.
December 3: Lea will be signing her books at the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Brunswick’s Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Signed books make great gifts .... just saying!
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