Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine, where she writes both young adult historical fiction and adult mysteries. She has written four critically acclaimed young adult historical novels set in nineteenth-century Maine. Lea grew up in Maine and New Jersey, attended Chatham College and New York University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, and worked for AT&T while raising four adoptive girls. She is the grandma of eight children and the wife of artist Bob Thomas. Lea invites readers of all ages to become her Facebook friends, where she regularly updates on reading, writing, and life in Maine.