Category Archives: Patricia Kiyono

What To Do?

For this week’s discussion, one of our foxes posed the following scenario: “You can no longer work in the book industry. What do you do to earn a living?” I guess I’d have several choices. My first choice, I suppose, … Continue reading

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Maintenance Mode: When Goals Need a Break

It’s Memorial Day, the national holiday during which we honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. I’m fortunate in that no one in my immediate family meets this description. But my family and I … Continue reading

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Brand Loyalty, or Creature of Habit?

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Have you ever been swayed by the appeal/cleverness of an ad for one particular brand to switch from another that you generally used?” I thought about this topic for several days before concluding … Continue reading

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Guest Author: D. M. Burton and Rescuing Mara’s Father

After last week’s topic about whether or not we write the same types of books as when we started, my guest this month is the perfect example of someone who’s branched out – and then branched out again! Diane Burton … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Same Old, Same Old

This week, one of our foxes asked, “Are you writing the same kind of books you wrote when you first started?” The answer for me – sort of. The first book I started writing in earnest is the story that … Continue reading

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Real World Distractions

This week, our hound offers a topic familiar to most people. He asks, “What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? What can you do to correct this?” The first question is easy to answer. Family responsibilities (for me) have doubled … Continue reading

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Goodreads Challenge 2019, Part Four

 I managed to read four great books this month! See if you find a new one for your virtual bookshelf: Double Down Trouble by J. L. Salter Last spring I traveled to Houston for my niece’s wedding. While there, I … Continue reading

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