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/

Guest Author: Lucy Naylor Kubash and The Haunting of Laurel Cove

My guest this month is another author who’s previously visited our blog. Lucy Naylor Kubash is a member of two of my in-person writing groups, the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and the Michigan Romance Writers. She’s published short stories … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “How does/did your family countdown to Christmas? Did/do you have any special family traditions?” [AS] This topic had me scratching my head. My family enjoys celebrating holidays together, but we honestly don’t prepare for them together. … Continue reading

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Never-Ending TBR, Part Eleven

I’ve got four cozy mysteries to share with you this month. All four are continuations of series I’ve enjoyed and shared before. Check out these awesome offerings! Crime for the Books by Kate YoungJane Doe Book Club Mystery, Book 3Lyla’s … Continue reading

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And The Story Continues…

Our hound asked another multi-pronged question for this week: “Do you enjoy reading SERIES fiction? Is there a “magic” number of titles in that series that you find most agreeable? Moreover, do you WRITE series fiction? How many titles do … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Charlotte Brothers and A Year in Cherrybrook

My guest this month was featured here two years ago with the first of her sweet historical romance series. I enjoyed reading Creatures of Habit, A Fair-Weather Friend, and A Bird in the Hand. Book Four of the series known … Continue reading

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Holiday Favorites

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Do you have a favorite Christmas/holiday novel? What about your favorite movie? Do you restrict reading/viewing of Christmas/holiday themed books/movies to the holiday season?”  I’ve mentioned before that I watch very few movies, so we’ll start … Continue reading

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Never-ending TBR, Part Ten

This month, I have three cozy mysteries and a historical romance anthology to share with you. Read on, and maybe you’ll find something to tickle your fancy! Bobbins and Bodies by ACF BookensStitches in Crime, Book 2I purchased this ebook … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Michigan

Our resident hound asked, “What’s the bravest / scariest thing you’ve ever done?” I had to really puzzle over this one. I’m not a person who likes to take chances, and I avoid things that don’t make me feel safe … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Kyleigh’s Cowboy

My guest this month has been a previous visitor to the blog. Pamela S. Thibodeaux is an energetic member of the Authors Helping Authors support group. She’s always ready to retweet, share, and comment, so when she announced a new … Continue reading

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Cartoony Memories

Our Friday Fox asked about our favorite cartoons. I have to admit that it’s been a long time since I watched an animated show. My youngest grandchild is nine years old, and if he watches cartoons, I’m not there to … Continue reading

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