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/

Traveling Buddies

This week, our resident hound put forth an intriguing hypothetical question: You’re stuck in a minivan, for a LOOOONNNNGGG road-trip and you can’t drive. Which three people (living or dead, famous or not) would you prefer to travel with? The … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Three

My list is short this time, because it’s only been two weeks since my last reading overview. Last week was spring break for all the colleges around here. Despite having a to-do list that covered an entire notebook page, I took … Continue reading

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What Time is It?

This week one of the foxes asked whether or not we watch the clock, and the answer for me is an unequivocal YES! I think this is less of an issue for me now that I’m not working full-time and … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Two

A family health scare last month caused me to get behind at work as well as other commitments, so reading was put on the back burner for a few weeks. But now I’m pretty much caught up on schoolwork and … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kathy Bosman

This week is set aside for guests, and I decided to ask fellow Clean Reads author Kathy Bosman to join us. Last year she put out a call for short stories with a theme of second chances. The theme intrigued … Continue reading

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Dressing for Success

This week, one of the foxes asked what we like to wear while writing. That’s easy. I wear whatever I happen to have on when I get the time to sit down and write. If I’m squeezing in a few … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up, I Want to Be…

This week we’ve been asked to describe the jobs we dreamed about when we were children. Almost two years ago (the week of February 23, 2015 to be exact), the topic was childhood dreams. I went back and read my … Continue reading

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