Kate Dolan writes award-winning historical fiction and romance under her own name and children’s books and contemporary mysteries under the name K.D. Hays. A professional writer since 1992, Kate has written everything from legal analysis to a weekly newspaper column on religion. She holds a degree in English, history and drama from The Catholic University of America and a law degree from The University of Richmond, but prefers to work with kids rather than lawyers because the former are generally better behaved. Originally from Chicago, she now lives outside Baltimore with her husband, son, daughter and way too many pets. When she’s not writing, you can find her coaching jump rope, demonstrating 18th Century cooking and laundry techniques, driving a carpool somewhere or walking a handful of dogs.
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Why is Downton Abbey so popular? I think one big reason is the way the show explores the dynamics between the privileged upper class family and their evolving crew of servants. It wasn’t that long ago that even the middle class considered “help” a necessity in running a household. Comfortable…
On a cold night a hundred years ago, government inspectors raided the saloons of a small town west of Baltimore. This was six years before the passage of Prohibition, so the inspectors weren’t looking to confiscate all the booze, just one particular substance that they considered especially dangerous. The Absinthe…
“Don’t go into southeast. Especially Anacostia.” That’s what everyone told me when I first moved to Washington DC in the 1980s. And though I got tremendously lost on many occasions, I rarely made it past South Capital Street. So a couple weeks ago when I got stuck in spring break…