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/

Yes, I’m a Shutterbug

This week’s topic is one I suggested: Looking at the photos on your phone (or camera, if you still use one), what place or type of event do you tend to photograph most often? I’ve been an avid scrapbooker for … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Sarah Westill and Nicole Zoltak

This month I’m featuring two more of the thirteen authors who joined me in the paranormal romance anthology Gateways to the Paranormal. Sarah Westill, author of the story “Frozen Flowers Fallen” is already known to many of us as the … Continue reading

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Savoring the Great Outdoors

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you have favorite spots in nature, such as a view, the woods, a sea or lake shore?” First, let me begin by stating that if it weren’t for the fact that fresh air is good … Continue reading

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Never Ending TBR, Part Seven

It’s been a busy month, and I’ve only got three titles to share with you today. But all three are great books and I recommend them highly. Take a look, and maybe you’ll find one to curl up with! Dead … Continue reading

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My Private Getaway

Our resident hound asked us to describe a favorite place to “escape” and explain why it draws us there. After thinking about it, I decided that my escape hatch is right here in my condo – it’s my basement sewing … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kay Springsteen and “Arachne’s Tapestry” from Gateways to the Paranormal

About a month ago, our resident hound and I celebrated a new anthology release from Dingbat Publishing called Gateways to the Paranormal. We were among the fourteen contributing to this anthology of sweet paranormal stories. Also among this group is … Continue reading

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Demolition Blues

Our Wednesday Fox asked,  “If you could remodel/redecorate any room in your house which room would you choose and what would you do to it?” I purchased my present home one year ago, and since this building is 25 years … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Six

School is out for the summer, and my evening rehearsals are down to once per week. I have more time to read, and I indulged myself this month! Here are my reviews for this period: What If… By Anne PerraultThis … Continue reading

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Keep it Short and Sweet, Please

Our Friday Fox asked, “Do you enjoy reading about other writers, their bios and writing processes?” My answer is yes, to an extent. I don’t enjoy reading long bios — three paragraphs is about all I’ll read before I lose … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Josie Riviera and A Summer to Cherish

My guest today is a fellow member of one of my author support groups, and when she recently announced her new sweet romance, I asked her to share the book and its inspiration with us. A Summer to Cherish is … Continue reading

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