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/

Pets, or Pests?

This week’s topic is about pets, and whether or not we’ve had or wanted unusual pets. There have been a few animals in my life, but none that I would consider unusual. I definitely don’t want any pets, either common … Continue reading

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Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part Seven

I’m frantically working on completing a novella to be included in an anthology later this year. Right now it’s about 80 percent complete, so I’ll wait until it’s done to share more about it. For now, I’ll just let you … Continue reading

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Family Fun on the Fourth

This week, our resident hound asked about Fourth of July celebrations. Specifically, about large celebrations with extended family. When I first noted the topic, I thought this would be an extremely short post, because I have very few extended family … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Kristin Wallace and The Heiress Games Series

On my monthly book review post, I’ve shared a bit about each of Kristin Wallace’s latest three-book series called The Heiress Games. I decided to ask Kristin to come and answer some questions I had about the series, and she … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

For the past six months, my brothers and I have been helping our mom downsize. That means digging through sixty-plus years of collections, deciding what to keep, what to give away, and what to throw out. My dad grew up … Continue reading

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Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part Six

What an exhausting summer it’s been! And it’s only begun. But it seems that the busier I get, the more I read. Reading relaxes me and helps me unwind, especially when there’s a happy ending. I guess that’s why I … Continue reading

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My Hero of the Week

This week we were asked to choose a historical figure and pose the first three questions we’d ask.  The first part of this assignment required a lot of thought. There are so many historical figures that I first had to … Continue reading

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