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/

Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part Two

I managed to read four more books toward my goal of 50 reads for the year. Three of the four are from series. Sometimes I’ll continue a series because my first taste is so good it makes me want to … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Books, Goodreads Challenge, Patricia Kiyono | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Packing My Bags

This week’s topic is one that I posed: Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going? Here in the northern part of the country, much of the conversation is centered around the … Continue reading

Posted in Life, lifestyles | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Guest Author: Vivian Roycroft/Gunnar Grey and Dingbat Publishing

A few weeks ago I shared four books I read last month. One was a story from the anthology Nine Ladies Dancing 2017. When I got my copy I took the opportunity to read several of the stories, including Love, … Continue reading

Posted in Guest author post, Patricia Kiyono | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“I’ll Take Forgetful Authors for $400, Alex.”

This week, one of the foxes asked a question about game shows: “What one would you be on and how would you do?” It just so happens that on the odd occasion that I feel like watching television – which … Continue reading

Posted in big plans, Fantasy vs Reality, Patricia Kiyono, using talents | Tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Remarkable Reads for 2018, Part One

I began my first Goodreads challenge in 2013, a year and a half after I signed my first book contract. It always seems I get more done if I challenge myself, and I knew that in order to be a … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Books, Patricia Kiyono, reading, TBR List | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Listen to the Experts

This week, our resident hound asked us to choose a celebrity we’d want to hold up and endorse one of our published books on a national stage (or TV). My first thought is that it would be an honor to … Continue reading

Posted in authors, Books, Patricia Kiyono | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Guest Author: E. A. West and Crash Course

When an author I read regularly (and enjoy) suddenly veers in a new direction and publishes something quite different from what they usually write, it piques my interest. E. A. West has made a name for herself as a prolific … Continue reading

Posted in author's life, authors, Guest author, Patricia Kiyono, research, youth | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments