News & Notes – 8/17/2019

August 17, 2019 News & Notes 2

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff


Book News


Literary Losses

Lea Wait died August 9, 2019, at her home in Maine, surrounded by her daughters. She had been fighting cancer, and made the decision not to continue with yet another round of chemo.

Ms. Wait wrote the Mainely Needlepoint cozy mystery series, one of my favorite contemporary cozy series. She was, by all accounts, a wonderful woman, who shared her love of writing and of history, particularly Maine history, with those around her. A former adoption advocate, she adopted four daughters and raised them as a single mother. There are moving tributes to her on her Facebook page and the as well as the sites below.

Obituaries & tributes: Maine Crime Writers Facebook page; The Wickeds blog (fellow writers)

Bibliography & Biography:  websiteGoodreads

Bookwyrm’s Hoard Reviews: Twisted Threads, Threads of Evidence, Thread and Gone


Worth Reading/Viewing


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

2 Responses to “News & Notes – 8/17/2019”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Ugh, social gatherings can certainly be a place you need an emergency book. (Hence why my Kindle TBR library lives on my phone as well as my Kindle…)

    I hadn’t heard of Lea Waits cozy series before, but it sounds really good. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at the library or book store.
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