Lea Wait is the author of 29 books, including the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, the Mainely Needlework Mystery, the Maine Murder Mystery series (under the name Cornelia Kidd,) one historical mystery (Justice and Mercy), seven historical novels for ages 8 and up set in Maine, and one mystery for children. When Lea was single she was an adoption advocate and adopted four daughters. Now she writes books about people searching for love, acceptance, and a place to call home. Her books have been well-reviewed and nominated for many awards. Lea Wait has a B.A. from Chatham University and an M.A. and DWD from New York University.