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/

Reading Challenge 2021, Part Eleven

It’s been another challenging month at our house, with two more trips to the ER and many more doctor visits. Good thing I’ve always got my phone and/or Ipad with me, so I’ve always got something to read. This month … Continue reading

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Words of Comfort

Our Friday Fox asked, “What book(s) would you choose if you were asked to read to an ill, adult friend?” I really struggled with this topic. I thought about what I’d want someone to read to me if I were … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Diana Stout and Finding Your Fire & Keeping it Hot

I’ve mentioned how write-ins on Zoom helped me complete my latest novella. Dr. Diana Stout is a regular participant in them, because she’s always busy working on one project or another. She’s been a visitor here, sharing her romance series. … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Laugh

Our resident hound asked, “ Have you ever really had FUN writing a scene (or scenes)?” My immediate reaction to this prompt was, “Of COURSE I have fun writing. That’s why I do it!” But then I thought back to … Continue reading

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Grandma, Have You Read…

Our Friday Fox asked, “Tell us about books that you have been introduced to by your children/grandchildren.” One of my greatest blessings is knowing that my kids, grandkids, and two great-granddaughters  ALL love books. Specific titles often appear on Christmas … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Ten

It seems that the busier I am, the more I read. Perhaps it’s because it’s my way to de-stress at the end of a full day. Anyway, I’m getting closer toward my yearly goal of 50 books. Take a look … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village of Writers

… to create a book. This week, I asked my fellow bloggers, “How many people read your books before you submit them? What kind of feedback do you ask for?” Normally, I ask at least two other people to “beta … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Amber Daulton and Forever Winter

Amber Daulton is a fellow member of the author support group called Marketing for Romance Writers (MFRW). Normally, Amber writes contemporary romantic suspense, but as her website states, she likes to read and write a variety of genres. When she … Continue reading

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My Literary Legacy

Our resident hound asked, “If you could be remembered (as an author) for only ONE of your books… which book would you choose? Why that one?” In the past ten years, I’ve been fortunate to have sixteen stories published through … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Nine

Things are still crazy busy around here, but I managed to read some awesome mysteries and a romance. It’s amazing to see the variety of stories out there! Temporarily Employed by Vicki BatmanHattie Cooks Mystery, Book 1Vicki Batman is a … Continue reading

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