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June $100 winner and Favorite Pics

June $100 winner and Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Carol Graves, 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...

Victory Gardens Flourish

Victory Gardens Flourish

Have you heard of  the term Victory Garden, also labeled “War Gardens” and “Food Gardens for Defense” during World War I and WWII? These mini yet productive gardens were planted both at private residences and on public land during the wars to reduce the deficit of...

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...

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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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