Hi! I'm Kat and I welcome you to The Lily Cafe

I'm a reader, writer, baker, and mother who loves to support writers and authors. I'd like to invite you to settle in and enjoy tea, cake, and a story or two. Please enjoy and feel free to browse around at your leisure.

And, yes, this is our resident cat. She won't bite, but will leave fur in your lap.

Mother's Corner

Read about my motherhood journey or enjoy some of my parenting-related posts.

Writer's Lounge

As a writer at heart, I hope you wander over here and enjoy some stories, as well as guest posts, book blog tours, and author interviews.


Head over here for my book reviews. I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, mysteries and thrillers, women's fiction, and general fiction.


Hungry? Be sure to stop by for some recipes or read about my adventures in ratio baking.

Top Posts

Book Blog Tour: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades by S. M. Stevens - a fictional novel about the lives of two women in the 1980s who have been and are victims of sexual harassment and abuse

Book Blog Tour: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades by S.M. Stevens

A fictional novel exploring the lives of two female victims of sexual harassment and abuse, this is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel. Read more

Book Review: If Only by Melanie Murphy

Book Review: If Only by Melanie Murphy

Erin has just broken up with her fiance, has a job she hates, and is jealous of her new flatmate who is basically everything she isn’t. Read more

My Parenting Philosophy

I always thought my parenting was simply informed by my background in psychology. Read more

basic ingredients: cake, cookies, bread

Basic Ingredients for Cake, Cookies, and Bread

When I first started ratio baking at the beginning of the year, I worried about the ingredients I would need. Read more

Not a Mom Blog

This isn’t a mom blog. But it is. Yet it isn’t. Believe it or not, I really am this indecisive! Read more

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