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/

Git ‘er Done!

One of our foxes asked, “What stops you dead in your tracks when writing?” For me, it’s usually one of these six things: Family needs: Of course, this is the non-negotiable interruption. When my mom needs to get to the … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Joselyn Vaughn and For the Love of Bigfoots and Butterflies

For my first guest author post of 2019, I invited one of our former foxes, Joselyn Vaughn, to come and introduce her soon-to-be-released novel For the Love of Bigfoots and Butterflies. This book has been in the works for quite some … Continue reading

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Tales From Up North

This week’s topic is one I suggested: “Have you ever been snowed in? If so, what did you do to pass the time?” Here in West Michigan we often see LOTS of snow. The past few winters have been relatively … Continue reading

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Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part Twelve

It’s Christmas Eve! I have so much to celebrate this year. I have my amazing family. One side of our family gathered at our home on Saturday, and the other side will celebrate the holidays at the end of this … Continue reading

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Three Ladies Dancing

This is guest author week. I recently had a novella published as part of an anthology from Dingbat Publishing called Nine Ladies Dancing 2018. I’ve been reading some of the nine stories in the collection. Some were previously released as … Continue reading

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Shop Girl

This week, one of our foxes asked, “If you opened your own store what would it be?” Having the dedication and commitment necessary for running a store requires the owner to love what he or she is selling. There are … Continue reading

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

This week’s topic is one I suggested: What are some things you LIKE about winter? Here in Michigan, we get some pretty cold days and nasty snowstorms. There are times when it’s not safe to be outdoors, so it’s easy … Continue reading

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