ABOUT ME

Biography:

Albert Waitt is a long time resident of Maine.  Summer to Fall, his first novel, was published in 2013 by Barrel Fire Press.  The Ruins of Woodman's Village, a mystery set on the Maine coast, has been contracted by Level Best Books for a 2013 release.  It will be the first of a series featuring Police Chief LT Nichols. Waitt's 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.  Varied experiences from years of tending bar, teaching college writing classes, playing three-chord guitar, coaching, and frying clams can be seen throughout his work.

 

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, Sopranos, McHale's Navy

Liquor:  Remy Martin, Beefeater martinis

Dogs:  Pointers, Brittanies, Labs

Athletes:  Phil Esposito, Oil Can Boyd, Pre