Author of Historical Novels for Ages 8 & Up, and Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series for Adults, Lea Wait, Q&A, & Book Signing Uncertain Glory, Beyond The Sea Book Festival, Lincolnville Beach, Sunday, July 27th, 1:00  – 3:00

By Beyond the Sea | Jul 21, 2014

Author of Historical Novels for Ages 8 and Up, and the Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series for Adults, Lea Wait, Q&A, & Book Signing Uncertain Glory, at Beyond The Sea Book Festival At Lincolnville Beach, Sunday, July 27th, From 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Edgecomb author Lea Wait will share a talk, Q&A, and book signing at the Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach.


The first four of Lea’s books for ages 8 and up, all of them set at least partially in nineteenth century Wiscasset, (Stopping to Home, Seaward Born, Wintering Well and Finest Kind) have been nationally acclaimed and placed on student choice award and recommended reading lists in 14 states. She has also been honored by a Lifetime Achievement Award in literature from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Publisher’s Weekly called her latest book, Uncertain Glory, published in April of this year, “excellent  ... a fast-paced and authentic tale.”


Lea also writes the New York Times-praised and Agatha Award-nominated Shadows Antique Print Mystery series; traditional mysteries featuring antique print dealer and professor Maggie Summer, the most recent of which is 2013’s Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding.



About Uncertain Glory:

Joe Wood has dreams; big dreams.  He wants to be a newspaperman, and though he’s only fourteen, he’s already borrowed money to start his own press.  But it’s April, 1861, and a young nation is teetering on the brink of a civil war.  As effects of war begin to spread over Joe’s hometown of Wiscasset, Maine, he must juggle his personal ambitions with some new responsibilities.  He has to help Owen, his young assistant, deal with the challenges of being black in a white world torn apart by color.  He needs to talk his best friend, Charlie, out of enlisting.  He wants to help a young spiritualist, Nell, whose uncle claims she can speak to the dead.  And when Owen disappears, it’s up to Joe to save him.


Lea Wait skillfully draws on the lives of real people in Maine’s history to tell this story of three young adults touched by war and the tension it brings, forcing them into adulthood—before they may be ready.


About the Author:

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.


FMI:  visit or

Email inquiries to Nanette, phone 207-789-5555.

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