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Summer Writing and Giveaway

Summer Writing and Giveaway

I find copious research is required for writing a good fiction novel. When I read a novel, I can tell if the author has put time into verifying the details. Whether it be about Great Britain or Italy, places I’ve been to often. I even lived in Rome but when I wrote...

Summer Reading Giveaway Winner and Favorite Pics

Summer Reading Giveaway Winner and Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Amy Linderman, winner of the $100 Amazon gift card plus a signed copy of either Stage Fright or From Rome With Love. Many thanks to all who entered. Kate’s Favorite Pics A day of sunshine, followed by a stretch of gray days filled with rain...

Summer Reading Giveaway

Summer Reading Giveaway

It’s finally almost feeling like summer here in the Puget Sound. Except for last night, the last few weeks have been wonderfully sunny and warm, as those of you who follow my Instagram and Facebook accounts know. The long daylight hours make up for the short, gray,...

Spring Cleaning and Giveaway

Spring Cleaning and Giveaway

I consider myself a well-organized person. I start my day journaling, which might include a character development idea, a random thought that may make it into a new novel, a quote that inspired me, something I saw that resonated with me. Not quite stream of...

Congratulations and Kate’s Favorite Photos

Congratulations and Kate’s Favorite Photos

Please help me congratulate Kim Roberts Hardie, winner of the $100 Amazon gift card plus, a signed copy of either Stage Fright or From Rome With Love. Many thanks to all who entered. Kate's Favorite Pics All my favorite photos have Piper in them, though she doesn't...

April in the Garden

April in the Garden

I was taking Piper for a walk, and it suddenly hit me that spring has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. It seems we went from crocuses to daffodils to cherry blossoms to tulips in the blink of an eye. The lighter, brighter greens of new leaves are popping up amidst...

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Giveaway Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Kari Bellinger, winner of the $100 Amazon gift card plus, a signed copy of either Stage Fright or From Rome With Love. Many thanks to all who entered, and for all the kind comments on last week's blog. Your appreciation and enthusiasm keeps...

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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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