January 24: Lea will be the guest author at Dick Cass’ course in contemporary mysteries at the University of Southern Maine.
March 5: The Portland Stage Company (25 Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine) will be staging readings from the work of five Maine mystery authors: Lea Wait, Chris Holm, Barbara Ross, Brenda Buchanan, and Richard Cass. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m, including refreshments and book sales, to be followed at 7 p.m. by the readings. The authors will answer questions after the presentation.
April 4: Lea will be meeting in Wiscasset with students in a class adult literacy group sponsored by Merrymeeting Adult Education to discuss her STOPPING TO HOME.
April 10: Lea Wait will be part of a special signing event sponsored by Kensington Books, at Print, 273 Congress Street in Portland, Maine, from 7 until 8 pm. Refreshments will be served.
April 27-29: Lea will be attending Malice Domestic, a mystery conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
June 1-2: Lea will be attending the Maine Crime Wave, a conference for writers and fans sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She will be on a panel Saturday morning. For details, or to register for the conference, contact Josh Bodwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 12: Publication date for DEATH AND A POT OF CHOWDER, the first in a new mystery series by Lea Wait, written under the pseudonym Cornelia Kidd.
June 14: Lea will be speaking about DEATH AND A POT OF CHOWDER and her other mysteries at 7 p.m. in Groveland, Massachusetts at Nichols Village, an event co-hosted by Nichols Village and the Langley-Adams Library. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
July 14: Lea will be singing copies of her books at Books in Boothbay, at the Boothbay Railway Museum, route 27 in Boothbay, Maine, from 9-1.
August 21: Lea will be speaking at the Southport Library on Southport Island, Maine at 7 p.m.
October 27-28: Lea and fellow author Kathy Lynn Emerson (Kaitlyn Dunnett) will be signing their books at the REM Craft Show in Waterville, Maine, on both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
October 31: Publication date for THREAD HERRINGS, the 7th in Lea’s Mainely Needlepoint series.
November 9-11: Lea will be attending Crime Bake, a mystery conference in Massachusetts so-sponsored by Mystery Writers of American and Sisters in Crime New England chapter.