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Let’s celebrate!

Let’s celebrate!

My new novel Starting from Scratch is receiving rave reviews! What makes Starting from Scratch unique from my other Amish novels? In spite of years of research into the Amish lifestyle and culture, up until now I’ve felt a bit uneasy writing about them. I’ve written...

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Sabrina Templin, winner of the exquisite Amish-made 39” table-runner/wall hanging, plus one signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one signed copy of a book from The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, either Leaving Lancaster, its...

Creating from Scratch

Creating from Scratch

While I eagerly await the release of my next novel, Starting from Scratch, I've pondered the title. As several of you mentioned on my last blog post, many things start from scratch other than cooking. Although a good home-made meal is hard to beat. Last year, Harvest...

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Linda Landreth, winner of the darling Amish-made apron, towel, and washrag from Lancaster County, plus a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one book from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy: either Leaving...

Starting from Scratch?

Starting from Scratch?

Hunger invades me as I recall my mother in her kitchen preparing a huge vat of chicken stock in her pressure cooker. Left-over chicken bones, vegetables, even onion skins, were tossed into the concoction to produce the fabulous stock she often froze for future use....

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About Kate

Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society.

Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.