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 Authors: Members of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and Lost and Found

I’ve mentioned the support I get from fellow members of my local writing groups. Last summer, while discussing fund-raising ideas, someone came up with the idea of publishing an anthology. Author Diana Lloyd, a regency romance author who’s visited our … Continue reading

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Wishing Upon a Star – or Wishing for a Best-seller

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?” Normally, I’ll sit down and write my post for the week in one sitting. But this topic required … Continue reading

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Prepared for Any Office Emergency

Our Friday Fox asked,  “What is in your desk drawers?” Here’s a clue to my desk organization: I once had a poster on the wall in the music office that said “A clean desk is a sign of an empty … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Three

Once again, the majority of my reading this month was from the Mystery category, with one exception. So many good books, so little time! Murder at Enderly Hall by Helena DixonMiss Underhay Mystery, Book Two|What a lovely continuation of Kitty … Continue reading

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What Did You Say?

Our hound asked us, “How do you feel about having one of your novels translated into another language? Is there a particular nationality of reader that you think would enjoy your novels more than others?”  I’ve known several authors who’ve … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Rue Allyn and Wait for Me (from the Storm and Shelter Anthology)

I’ve mentioned before that most of the books I read and review are written by people I’ve met, either face-to-face or through online groups. Rue Allyn is a former member of the Mid-Michigan Chapter of Romance Writers of America (MMRWA), … Continue reading

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Reuniting With an Old Friend

Our Tuesday Fox often suggests topics referring to books we’ve either read or want to read. This time, she asked us to name a book from our youth that we’d like to own now. I really struggled with this topic. … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Two

This was mystery month for me! Two mysteries are continuations of series I’ve visited before, and one is new. For a little variety, I included an inspirational historical romance. Here are my Goodreads reviews: A Nose for Crime by Noel … Continue reading

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Please Read Part of My Book!

Our resident hound asked, “How would you feel if Reader’s Digest abridged one of your novels? What reservations (if any) might you have? My parents had a subscription to Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, and I remember spending lots of time … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Noel Cash and the Rory Harper West Haven Mysteries

Last November, I shared my review of Schnoztopia, written by a former member of my local writers group. Then a few weeks ago I reviewed Smell You Later, the second in the Rory Harper mystery series. When Book Three landed … Continue reading

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