Kate Lloyd is a bestselling 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 The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, (CBA bestseller Leaving Lancaster, its sequel CBA bestseller Pennsylvania Patchwork, and Forever Amish.) Her most recent novel is A Letter from Lancaster County, released July 1t, 2017, soon to be followed by Starting from Scratch in March 2018. 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, photography, and Italian in college. She has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restauranteur.
Eight Facts about Kate
- When an automobile salesman, I preferred selling used-cars. Buyers either liked them or they didn’t. No wishy-washy: “Does it come in a four-door or different color?”
- My favorite book is War and Peace.
- I’m a dog person — I owned and showed several breeds in the ring and used to pick up strays — but I’m a cat magnet. I’ve been told I have good cat etiquette. They even follow me on the street.
- I eat gluten-free, so I must skip cake — unless it’s flourless — and consume the icing. Once, I made my mother-in-law’s signature brown-sugar frosting and ate the whole batch.
- I add organic whole whipping cream to my bitter Italian morning coffee. Yummy! No, I don’t eat fat free.
- My professorial dad and I spent many a day in our waders fly-fishing on the Stillaguamish River, WA, together. I still love the smell of pipe tobacco and think of him often.
- I like the old Miss Marple on PBS the best. “Father Brown” is the only TV show both my husband and I like on TV..
- Yes, my hair really is this curly on its own, especially when it rains.