March 7: Lea will be speaking at the New Hampshire Community College in Concord, New Hampshire, at 6 p.m. and will be in the Living Room of the Library.
March 27: Publication date - TIGHTENING THE THREADS
April 2: Noir at the Bar! A Sunday afternoon at an Irish pub and restaurant with 13+ mystery authors. What could be better? Lea Wait, Brenda Buchanan, Dick Cass, Bruce Coffin, Chris Holm, E.J. Fechenda, Peter Murray, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Jen Blood, Vaughn Hardacker, Maureen Milliken, Brenda Rielly, and Jim Hayman will each be reading from their mysteries (3 minutes each!) from 3 until 5 pm at Bull Feeney’s, 365 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. And ... if those 3 minutes are intriguing ... their books will be available for purchase and signing. Grab a beer and com’on down and join us!
April 20: The MacArthur Library in Biddeford Maine is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sisters in Crime, with authors Lea Wait, Maureen Milliken and Kate Flora. 6:30 p.m., and there will be refreshments, a panel – and books to purchase.
April 28-30: Lea will be at Malice Domestic, a mystery conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
April 21-22: The Maine Crime Wave, a one-day-plus-special-evening conference for anyone interested in writing mysteries will be in Portland, Maine. See http://www.mainewriters.com-crime-wave for details.
May 18: Lea Wait will be joining authors Kate Flora and Dick Cass on a mystery panel at the Gray Public Library, 5 Hancock Street, in Gray, Maine at 6:30 p.m. Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.
June 2: Lea will be visiting students at Madison Junior High in Madison, Maine.
June 8: Lea and her husband, artist Bob Thomas, will be speaking about their art and books at the Southport Library at 7 p.m. Lea’s books and Bob’s paintings will be available for purchase.
July 8: Lea will be signing her books at Books in Boothbay Festival, 9 am-1 pm, Railroad Village, Route 27 in Boothbay, Maine.
July 12: Lea will be speaking at the Young Author’s Camp at the University of Maine in Orono.
July 19: Lea will be speaking about writing, publishing, and being an author, at the Young Authors Camp at the University of Maine – Augusta, from 10:30 until noon.
July 19: Lea and Barbara Ross will be speaking at the Thomaston Public Library, Thomaston, Maine, at 7 p.m. Their books will be available for purchase and signing.
July 22: Lea will be among the authors participating in the Beyond The Sea Festival in Lincolnville Beach, Maine, from 10:30 until 12:30.
August 26: Lea and Maureen Milliken will be signing their books at the Designing Women Craft Show at Longfellows Green house in Manchester, Maine, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
September 22: Lea will be one of the authors of books for children at the Morse Street School in Freeport, Maine, from 6 until 8 p.m. The event (the “Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators” is part of an “unconference“ for New England educators, but is also open to the public. Great place to pick up books for children, grandchildren .. .and gifts!
October 7: Lea will be part of a book festival co-sponsored by the Patten Free Library and The Mustard Seed Bookstore during Bath’s Autumn Fest. She’ll be signing her books from 9:30 until 12:30.
October 11: Lea will be a panelist (along with authors Susan Santangelo and Frances McNamera) speaking on “Using what you Know (And What You’d Like to Know) to Write a Mystery”, at the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main Street, Falmouth, Massachusetts, at 6:30 p.m. Panelists’ books will be available for purchase and signing.
October 28 –29: Lea, Barbara Ross and Kate Flora will be at the REM Craft Show in Waterville, Maine.
October 30: Publication date – THREAD THE HALLS
November 10-12: Lea will be at Crime Bake, a mystery conference in Massachusetts.
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