Albert Waitt is a long time resident of Maine.  "Summer to Fall" is his first novel.  His short fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Third Coast, The Beloit Fiction Journal, Words and Images, Stymie: A journal of sport and literature, and other publications.  Waitt is a graduate of Bates College and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University.  He teaches Creative Writing for the University of Phoenix.  He also coaches youth basketball and softball when not putting in the miles around Kennebunkport.


A Snapshot of Influences:

Books:  Tropic of Cancer, Tender is the Night, A Star Called Henry

Movies:  The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Animal House

Music:  Pete Townshend, Warren Zevon, Shelby Lynne

Television:  Friday Night Lights, Veronica Mars, McHale's Navy

Liquor:  Remy Martin, Beefeater martinis

Dogs:  Pointers, Brittanies, Labs

Athletes:  Phil Esposito, Oil Can Boyd, Pre