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Giveaway Winner and Almost Secret Gardens

Giveaway Winner and Almost Secret Gardens

Please help me congratulate Nancy Griggs, winner of the gorgeous Amish-made apron and a copy of 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...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

One thing I know about all of us is that we at one time had a mother, even if we never met her. Just thinking about mothers makes me want to write about them. In my Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy, Holly's mother was a significant character. In A Letter from...

Waiting is over — giveaway winner

Waiting is over — giveaway winner

Help me congratulate Kim Vizzini, winner of the gorgeous 48” Amish-made table-runner from Lancaster County, plus one of my Amish books. Either Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County, or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy—Leaving...

Hurry Up and Wait

Hurry Up and Wait

I don't believe in writer's block. I simply refuse to have it. For me, writing is so much fun, especially when it comes to women's fiction. However, I’ve been dragging my feet composing this blog post, which technically should be about springtime and all its glorious...

Giveaway winner and some favorite pics

Giveaway winner and some favorite pics

Help me congratulate Lucy Nix, winner of the adorable Amish-made pillow, plus one of my Amish 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, Pennsylvania...

Are You Ready for Spring?

Are You Ready for Spring?

I sure am! Compared to back East, where I was born and lived, I realize our winter was not a brutal one, but nevertheless we've endured more snow and cold temperatures than usual in the Pacific Northwest.I am always amazed when I see signs of spring on a morning...

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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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