Kate Dolan

About me

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.

From my website

The origin of delayed flights

When airline flights are delayed, we feel cheated and helpless. After all, if we’re running late, we know the airline isn’t going to wait for us. But think back to a time when airlines didn’t attempt to keep to any schedule at all—because neither airlines nor scheduled flights had been…

The Dubious History of Jump Rope

I thought I would combine my favorite subject—history—with the subject of my latest book—jump rope—and write a blog about the history of jump rope. However, I should warn you that I could make up just about anything in this blog and you’d be hard pressed to prove me wrong. It…

Competitive what?

During November and December, to celebrate the release of Roped In,  I will be on a “Virtual Book Tour” and posting a series of blogs about jump rope.  Tour stops are listed on my webpage here.  Roped In is a Karen Maxwell mystery (which means a detective novel  with humor…

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