Category Archives: Patricia Kiyono

The Perfect Location

Our resident hound asked, “If you could live anywhere in the world with no expenses to consider, where would you live? Why?” I decided to tackle the WHY first. I need to know what type of place I’m looking for. … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Andrea Byrd and Smoky Mountain Christmas

I love to connect with other authors through events such as the annual Twelve Days of Christmas celebration hosted on the Facebook group called Inspirational Reads and Authors. Each author had a three hour block to share our books, and … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Twelve

I have four more cozy mysteries and a historical romance anthology to tell you about today. These bring my 2021 total to 49, which is one below my yearly goal of reading 50 books per year. That means I need … Continue reading

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Getting a Foot in the Door

  Our Wednesday Fox asked, “Tell us about the publication of your first book.” In the spring of 2012, I was working on a historical novel set in 1870, about a former samurai who needed to find a new direction. … Continue reading

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Time to Call it Quits?

Our resident hound asked, “Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.”? As I mulled over this question, several different responses came to mind. I suppose that’s because … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Like Her

Once again, our topic is one I suggested: “If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? Why?” I was asked this question when I applied to … Continue reading

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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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