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/

Reading Challenge 2021, Part Nine

Things are still crazy busy around here, but I managed to read some awesome mysteries and a romance. It’s amazing to see the variety of stories out there! Temporarily Employed by Vicki BatmanHattie Cooks Mystery, Book 1Vicki Batman is a … Continue reading

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From the Mighty Mississippi to the Grand River

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “If you were asked to rewrite/modernize a classic novel, which one would you want to adapt?”  As I’ve mentioned before, I really haven’t read many classic novels. I read a few in high school (mainly the … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kellie Van Horn and Buried Evidence

My guest this week is a fellow member of the Mid-Michigan chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Kellie Van Horn writes inspirational romance for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, and her newest release, Buried Evidence, was released in July. … Continue reading

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Staying On Track

Somehow, my topic suggestions were chosen twice this month. This time, the question I posed was “How do you stay inspired to write a story set in a time and/or place that’s totally different from where you are?” I don’t … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Eight

Life is busy here – I read only three titles this month, so I’m a little behind toward my goal of 50 books this year. Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne FlukeHannah Swenson Mystery, Book 22Last month I wrote about how … Continue reading

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The Writing Times They Are A-Changin’

This week, it was my turn to provide the blog’s writing prompt. My question was, “Has anything about your writing routine changed since you first began?” Although I submitted this topic a few months ago, it’s the perfect time for … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Gayle M. Irwin and Rescue Road

Gayle M. Irwin is fellow member of the author support group called Marketing for Romance Writers. When she discovered that our blog features mainly sweet and clean authors and their books, she contacted me about her new release featuring pet … Continue reading

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A Family Hero

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Is there a certain ancestor that you wish you could travel back in time to spend a year with? What do you hope to learn? Why that relative?”   At first I thought I’d already written a … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Seven

I’d hoped to finish reading a fourth book this month, but family medical issues got in the way. Anyway, here are the three mysteries I read since my last set of book reviews: Murder at Elm House by Helena DixonA … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Present

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have you ever visited a part of the country where things were done as an older time, or were far more modern than you are accustomed?” I’ll begin with the second part of the question. Assuming … Continue reading

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