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/

Books on my Virtual Nightstand

  This week’s topic: What genres do you read? Why? I normally read at least one book a week. Usually, I’m reading in the evening, as it’s my way to relax at the end of the day. But I also … Continue reading

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My New Normal

Usually, I’d use my free week to share the books I’ve read during the month. But this month I’m going to change things up a bit. One reason is that I haven’t read much. Since the end of February, I’ve … Continue reading

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Guest Author: April Kelley Jones and The Curse Breaker

I’m so fortunate to have several books published through Dingbat Publishing, and one of the awesome perks is getting to know several fellow authors from different genres. Early last month, Dingbat released The Curse Breaker, a young adult fantasy written … Continue reading

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Travel Time

Our Tuesday Fox posed another topic for this week: “When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied?” Growing up, my family took very few … Continue reading

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Shadowing a Celeb

Our Tuesday Fox presented this scenario: You’ve been asked to ghostwrite an autobiography for someone famous; you get to spend two weeks with this person as they tell you stories and details of their life. Who do you hope that … Continue reading

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Who Would I Choose to Be?

This week, our hound posed this question: “If you could be — even briefly — one of your OWN characters… which character would you be? Why? For how long?” Since I write romances with happily-ever-after endings, each book has a … Continue reading

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Rambling Reader Reviews 2020, Part Two

I’ve got four more wonderful books to share with you this month! Take a look: Sunset on Whisling Island by Julia Clemens Julia Clemens is a pen name for Julia Keanini, whose YA and series romances I’ve read and reviewed … Continue reading

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