Thomaston Public Library will host mystery/crime writers Lea Wait and Kate Flora Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Wait and Flora will discuss crime and mystery writing and the writing and publishing processes in general, and both will have copies of their books available for purchase.

Wait of Edgecomb writes carefully-researched historical novels for children set in 19th-century Wiscasset and is well known for her Shadows Antique Prints mystery series. Wait is an antiques dealer herself and newest entry in the series is “Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding,” featuring her beloved protagonist Maggie Summer, who deals in antique prints herself when not interrupted by urgent calls to sleuth.

Flora of Harpswell is the author of many mysteries, thrillers and true-crime books, including several in the Thea Kozak series. Thea, not a professional private eye, is a savvy young businesswoman whose keen insights — and hard-won wisdom — help her penetrate the darkest secrets of the human heart. “Redemption,” Flora's newest book in the Joe Burgess police-procedural series, won the Maine Literary Award for 2012 crime fiction.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or