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: Lucie Ulrich and Mountain View Lodge

Just over three years ago, I asked fellow Clean Reads author Lucie Ulrich to come and share her sweet romance called The Starlight Inn. I’d read the book and had been fascinated by the character Tillie Spencer. She’s not strictly … Continue reading

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Where Have I Heard That?

This week’s topic was “Have you overheard a conversation and added it in some way to a story?” I really struggled with this one. I’m assuming that the fox who suggested it has drawn inspiration from conversations she overheard. I … Continue reading

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Can’t Wait to Get it Done

This week’s topic is one I suggested: Do you have an upcoming event on your calendar that you’re looking forward to? Or one that you’re dreading? For me, the events I look forward to most are the same ones I … Continue reading

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Movie Time

One of our foxes asked, “What is your favorite book to film adaptation and why?” This is going to be a very short post. Five years ago, the book-to-movie question was phrased by our senior fox this way: “Do you … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Eleven

I love the Goodreads yearly challenge, because it helps me keep track of what I read, and reminds me how far ahead or behind I am toward reaching my yearly goal. For the past several years I’ve set my reading … Continue reading

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What Will the Next Five Years Bring?

For this week’s discussion our hound asked, “Looking five years down the road — to middle of 2024 — tell us where you WISH your writing career would be. And then (if you’re able) tell us where you actually EXPECT … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Judy Ann Davis and A Musical Christmas Series

For most of my life, this time of year has always been full of music. I participated in my school’s band and orchestra and sang in the choir, as well as the choir and handbell group at church. I directed … Continue reading

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