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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...

Giveaway Winner and a Return to Serenity

Giveaway Winner and a Return to Serenity

Please help me congratulate Linda Laird, winner of two darling Amish-made potholders and a kitchen towel and dish cloth from Lancaster County that make me want to smile as summer gets into full swing. Plus, one of my signed books: either Starting from Scratch, A...

July 4th Amish Giveaway

July 4th Amish Giveaway

I can't think of anything more American than July 4th, following on the heels of Canada Day, July 1. I have the feeling many of us forget what Independence Day is all about. I think of red, white, and blue flags. Not to mention “The Star Spangle Banner” and “I’m a...

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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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