Category Archives: Patricia Kiyono

Minor, or Major?

No, we’re not talking about music, but when I hear the words major and minor, my first thought is scales and chords. This week, we were asked to discuss “unsung heroes in books or movies: a character who does not … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Diana Rubino and From Here to Fourteenth Street

One of the perks of joining an author support group is meeting (either in person or online) other authors who write books about people, places, and times that we don’t hear much about. Diana Rubino writes historical romance set during … Continue reading

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From Seeds to Blooms: Developing Characters

When I read a book, I like to get to know the characters, but when I think about the story later, I rarely remember what they looked like. I tend to focus more on how they handle the central problem. … Continue reading

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Happy for the Here and Now

One of our foxes asked, “If you could travel to any period of time for research or enjoyment, which period would you choose?” My short answer is that as much as I enjoy reading about history, I really wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Love in Season

Recently, I noticed that author Pamela S. Thibodeaux announced a brand new anthology of her own stories based on the seasons. When she shared her beautiful cover with us, I asked her to visit us once again and tell us … Continue reading

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One of These Folks is Not Like the Others

Remember this song from Sesame Street? I’ve never had any reason to doubt my family’s love for me, but I’ve always felt like a bit of an odd duck. I suppose that’s what prompted me to pose the Question of … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Three

It’s only been a few weeks since our last free week, so I’ve only finished two more books toward my Goodreads goal of 50 books for the year. But two books in two weeks keeps me on track! Both of … Continue reading

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