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/

If I Could Only …

This week’s topic is one I selected. I have the feeling I was dealing with various medical issues in my family and bemoaning the fact that I’m not as young as I once was. Some days just don’t have enough … Continue reading

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Guest Authors: Mysti Parker and Lindsey Loucks

I love it when I get opportunities to meet authors I’ve known only online, and a few weeks ago I had the chance to have a face-to-face meeting with Mysti Parker. She and Lindsey R. Loucks are busy writing and … Continue reading

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Power of the Flower

This week, our newest fox asked us, “What have you learned about life so far?” It’s sometimes difficult for me to grasp the fact that I’m at the age my grandmother was while I was in grade school. At the … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Six

It’s been an eventful month for me, but the nice thing about reading is that it can take you away from the daily stresses and transport you to a world in which things are beautiful and serene – or where … Continue reading

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I Wrote That?

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Do you read your own books? Why or why not?” My first response is, “Sort of.” Once I’ve managed to complete, edit, and put a book on the market, I’ll skim it, but … Continue reading

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Common Threads

This week’s topic happens to be one of my contributions to the “idea pool” for this quarter. It stems from a remark one of my daughters made after listening to me describe a work-in-progress. She said, “All your books have…” … Continue reading

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Guest Author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Tempered Hearts Audio Book

Pamela S. Thibodeaux has been a recent guest here, but when she announced that she had produced an audiobook of her novel Tempered Hearts, I asked if she would mind describing that process to us. She kindly agreed, so I’ll … Continue reading

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