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Author Website: http://www.leawait.com
Author Address (e.g., City, State, Country): Edgecomb, Maine, USA
Genre: Historical Fiction set in 19th century United States. Books: Stopping to Home, Wintering Well, Seaward Born, Finest Kind.
(A major character in Wintering Well has a physical disability; two characters in Finest Kind have intellectual disabilities. There is bullying in both these books.)
Traditional Mysteries written for adults, but appropriate for high school students. (No "on-camera" sex or violence.) The Agatha-award finalist Shadows antique print mystery series; 6 books as of spring 2013. contemporary series. protagonist an antique print dealer and college professor who is considering adopting as a single parent. Shadows at the Fair, Shadows on the Coast of Maine, Shadows on the Ivy, Shadows at the Spring Show, Shadows of a Down East Summer, Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding
Presentations: Customized to meet audience needs. Contact via email to discuss.
Presentations often include: how author was published, how an idea becomes a book,
how research becomes a story, details about the history behind the
books Lea Wait has written (e.g Seaward Born = slavery), how to plot a story/mystery
Audiences: Has spoken to classes from 3rd grade through college. Usually speaks to classrooms in grades 4-8 about
the historical fiction books she has written. For high school or college classes, can discuss different types of
mysteries, or how to write mysteries.
Available Times: Flexible.
No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.
No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 10-15 minutes
In-Depth Visit Length: 45-60 minutes
In-Depth Visit Cost: $75 for an hour's visit. If more than one hour (e.g. more than one classroom) per school, additional hour costs can be negotiated. Can either do visits via Skype or Livestream.
Prerequisites: Author visits are most valuable if students are familiar with an author's work. Students should have read at least one of Lea Wait's books before her visit, and have prepared some questions for her. (She does not have to see these ahead of time.) If a visit with Lea is scheduled, the school involved may purchase any number of her books at a discount directly from Simon & Schuster. Contact Lea for details. She would also be happy to personalize and sign bookplates for any school staff members or students who have purchased copies of her books. For no additional cost, she also strongly suggests a "test run" of Skype system to be used at least 2 hours (preferably a day) before the visit, to make sure all systems are working.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliations: Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators; The Author's Guild; Sisters in Crime; Mystery Writers of
America; Novelists, Inc.; Maine Writers and Publishers, Inc.
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, Dec 8 2012, 7:26 PM EST
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