Patricia Kiyono

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During her first career, Patricia Kiyono taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches part time at Grand Valley State University.
She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her children and grandchildren. 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.

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Patricia Kiyono There's always something writer-related that needs to be done. When I can't think of where to go with the story I write something else - a blog post,…moreThere's always something writer-related that needs to be done. When I can't think of where to go with the story I write something else - a blog post, an author interview, or I search out marketing opportunities. Sometimes it takes a while, but I usually find my way back to the manuscript.(less)
Patricia Kiyono I like to introduce readers to worlds they might not have experienced, or perhaps have been to but have forgotten. But the main theme in my stories is…moreI like to introduce readers to worlds they might not have experienced, or perhaps have been to but have forgotten. But the main theme in my stories is love - specifically, long-lasting love that's been through trials and tribulations and have come out stronger.(less)
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This is relatively short, and I read it in one afternoon. It’s a cute story, but several typos detracted from my enjoyment (wrong words and punctuation errors). The premise for the series is that four single women decide to each recommend single male ...more
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Julia Keanini once again delivers a well-written romance, this time featuring Rafe, the younger Heathcliff son. Bailey Winters is his right hand woman. She’s smart, efficient, and very much in love with her boss. So when his former girlfriend leaves ...more
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It took me a long time to read this book. I’m not used to reading about demons, angels, werewolves, succubi, and cat people, and they’re all present, along with several other characters I’ve never heard of. The other reason is because a lot of the bo ...more
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Earlier this year, I read the first two in Julia’s Princes of Valdoria series. I managed to get on her review team, so I received this book before it was released. It took me a little more time than usual to finish reading it, but I’m so glad I made ...more
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