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

Mining for Unexpected Treasure

In my college days, we scattered handfuls of borax along the baseboards of our roach-infested apartment in the hopes that the white powder would cause the insects to implode. The stuff seemed to work better than bug spray, but it always looked suspiciously like we were preparing to snort lines…

Before St. Patrick – Did the Irish Worship the Sun?

The loss of the sun in the morning due to Daylight Savings Time irritates me beyond belief. I can’t imagine living in a world without electricity, candles or even oil lamps, when the darkness of night was relieved only a distant fire or tiny points of light high up in…

Take a Free Day Trip to Hawaii and See Chocolate Grow

Chocolate has been on my mind a lot lately. We see great big heart shaped boxes of the stuff starting the day after Christmas. And I always try to eat as much as I can before the start of Lent, when I usually give up chocolate for 40 days as…

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