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May $100 Gift Card Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics!

May $100 Gift Card Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Congratulations to Candy R., winner of a $100 Amazon gift card, plus a choice of one signed novel, An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy — Leaving Lancaster, its...

Merry Month of May

Merry Month of May

I'm in shock. And thrilled. The month of May has arrived. Time to celebrate with a Giveaway! “April showers bring spring flowers” was my mantra last month. Now, a funny little song written in 1884 is looping through my mind.  And yet I know this May will be like no...

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Jody Bowden, winner of a $100 Amazon gift card, plus her choice of one signed novel, An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy — Leaving...

Expanding during the Pandemic

Expanding during the Pandemic

In spite of the fact that I'm housebound and my physical world is shrinking, my vocabulary is expanding. Just a few weeks ago I barely knew what Pandemic meant, nor did I realize what Social Distancing was. My whole way of thinking has turned topsy-turvy. Yesterday,...

Congratulations and Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Congratulations and Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Kaye Wingo, winner of the Garden Goodies giveaway, and a signed copy of one of my books! Thank you to all who entered. Kate's Favorite Pics Shopping with my husband … It’s more fun!           Kate's books

Spring in the Garden

Spring in the Garden

With the first day of spring around the corner, I can't help myself from searching for new flowers and buds when walking, a daily pastime. Alas, I realize many of you are dealing with snow. Hardly seems fair! I have already pruned our roses … Just a little, as I fear...

Congratulations and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Theresa Norris, winner of the Kate Spade book tote, a box of chocolates, and a signed copy of one of my books! Thank you to all who entered. Kate's Favorite Pics A Chilly Morning at the Beach   Kate's books

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

The groundhog has poked his nose out of the hole and made his weather prediction for an early spring. If your favorite color is white and you’re an avid skier a prolonged winter might not be so bad, but for the rest of us we are eagerly awaiting the sweetness and...

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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.

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