Author Archives: Patricia Kiyono

About Patricia Kiyono

During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches music education at the university level. She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her five children, nine grandchildren (so far), and great-granddaughters. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures. Check out her sweet historical contemporary romances at her Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Kiyono/e/B0067PSM5C/

Guest Author: Alyssa Alexander and The Lady and Mr. Jones

My guest author this month is another accomplished member of my local RWA chapter. Alyssa Alexander amazes us all with her energy – in a little less than four years, she’s written and published four books in a thrilling historical … Continue reading

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Gifts are for Giving

This week’s holiday topic: Choosing gifts for others, and a favorite gift that I’ve given. Growing up in a small family, Christmases were generally quiet. Most of our relatives overseas don’t really celebrate the holiday, so there weren’t many gifts … Continue reading

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May I Squeeze In?

This week, our resident hound posed an intriguing question: Who would you select as a writing partner if you were simply going to share studio space? Who would you choose if your writing partner would also be your co-author on … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Eleven

Has it been a month already? It seems the months go by faster and faster. Another semester is nearly over and the music groups I play in are preparing for holiday performances. Still, I managed to cross a few books … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Jennifer Griffith Tells WHY

I’ll admit that I spend way too much time on social media sites when I should be working on other projects, but every now and then I’ll find something meaningful that makes me stop and read all the way to … Continue reading

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Give Me a Happy Ending, Please

This week, one of the foxes asked about our favorite dystopian world. I’ll confess I had to look up the term, because I wasn’t quite sure what dystopian meant. Oxforddictionaries.com defines dystopia as “an imagined place or state in which … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Ten

I surprised myself by reading four books since my last reading list. It helped that there were five weeks! Here’s what I’ve read since last month: Love’s Full Circle by Cherry Christensen Another sweet romance from Cherry Christensen. Kayden is … Continue reading

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