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Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Lorraine Boyd, winner of the gorgeous Amish-made Quillow from Lancaster County and a signed copy of one of my books! Thank you to all who entered. I wish I had a quillow for each of you. Kate's Favorite Pics A Foggy Visit to the Beach...

Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful

When I look at this lovely Amish-made quillow from Lancaster County, PA, all I want to do is snuggle in front of the fireplace and read a good book. Maybe with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Yum! But I don’t allow myself to read until bedtime or I’d be...

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Mardell Grayhek, winner of the Amish-made apron and hot-pad from Lancaster County plus one of my signed books: either the new An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of...

Season of Comfort Food

Season of Comfort Food

Am I the only one whose color and taste pallets changed when I put aside my summer clothes? Suddenly my white sweater holds little appeal, whereas autumn colors such as brown and gold beckon me. My desire for iced tea is now replaced with hot tea, not to mention hot...

Giveaway Winner

Giveaway Winner

Please help me congratulate Cathy Atchison, winner of the two-sided 43” winter-themed table runner plus one of my signed books: either the new An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of...

Never Too Early?

Never Too Early?

We’re past the Dog Days of summer and even Labor Day is behind us. Hard to believe most children are in school again. They may complain about getting up too early, but I recall our sons’ returning to school excited to see their friends.Did you have summer reading...

Giveaway winner

Giveaway winner

Please help me congratulate Lois K., winner of the darling Jumbo Tote Bag plus one of my signed books: either Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy—Leaving Lancaster, its sequel,...

Big Plans for Summer Giveaway

Big Plans for Summer Giveaway

As I await the release of An Amish Christmas Kitchen, I realize we’re midway through summer. When did that happen?I had big plans for the summer, including spending more time up at the beach reading. Carrying a bag stuffed full of books and beach towels to the water’s...

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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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