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/

One Man’s Junk…

This week, one of the foxes asked whether we’re yard and garage sale hosts or shoppers. Back when my kids were young, I’d host a garage sale once a year to help clear out clothes and toys we’d outgrown, worn-out … Continue reading

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Fifty Favorites for 2017: Part Seven

I’ve been busy promoting my newest release from Eskape Press, The Road to Escape! My publisher tells me that sales have been good, and the reviews so far have been encouraging. If you haven’t purchased it yet, you can get … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Alicia Dean and the Escape to Africa Anthology

I’ve participated in several anthologies, and with each one, the story of how the project begins and takes flight varies. It’s never easy for a group of authors to work together to create a single product. So when author Alicia … Continue reading

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Close-knit Bunch

This week, one of the foxes challenged us to find and expound on a family photo that says a lot about the subjects. After searching my shelves of scrapbook albums for a half hour, and scrolling through my digital photo … Continue reading

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Buried in Books

One of our foxes asked if we’ve ever been to a book convention. I’ve never been to a super huge convention like the Romantic Times event, although one of the authors in my local group is trying to talk me … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, America

This week’s topic is one I came up with. Since the Independence Day holiday falls during this week, I thought I’d focus on our nation. And an important part of who we are is knowing where we’ve been. So I … Continue reading

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