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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...

New Year’s Resolutions or Goals?

New Year’s Resolutions or Goals?

When you read the words New Year's Resolution, do you feel a chill down your back, the way I do? I have always ignored New Year's resolutions. In fact, I can't recall ever making one. However, good friend and prolific writer, Kathleen Kohler creates a list every...

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Congratulations to Barb Wagner, winner of the two Amish-made dolls 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 Lancaster...

Amish Oldies but Goodies

Amish Oldies but Goodies

As I drove home from visiting my mother-in-law yesterday, I listened to an oldies channel. I didn’t recognize some of the songs but enjoyed humming along with them. What is it that attracts me to old-fashioned items, such as quilts, clocks, antiques, and Amish dolls?...

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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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