Cindy Hiday


Cindy Hiday got her break in publishing when she wrote about her fist skydiving experience in a community college workshop. The Oregonian bought the essay, even though it was 200 words too long. She hasn't jumped out of anymore airplanes, but has gone on to publish and win awards in fiction, and contribute a monthly newsletter column, "Working the Web," for the local Romance Writers of America. When her Mt. Hood Community College mentor retired, she stepped forward as the part-time instructor for the Professional Novel & Memoir Writing Workshop program. She divides her time between mentoring the latest group of writing talent and working on the next novel. Currently a member of Willamette Writers, Cindy lives in Oregon with her husband and four-legged friends.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I can't remember ever not writing. It began as long letters to family and friends. The letters continued after I married and my husband was stationed in Germany. In an attempt to fill long hours alone in a foreign country, I ordered a portable typewriter from the Sears catalog and began my first romance, a wounded-cowboy story that will never see the light of day!
Where did you grow up and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oregon, which is why all my characters have some connection to the Pacific Northwest. Even the characters in Iditarod Nights, which takes place during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, are Oregon natives. I can't imagine living anywhere else.
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Where to find Cindy Hiday online


Father, Son & Grace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
"Buckle up and hang on." A boy with Down syndrome and a love for action movies, a grieving dad who hasn't slept in months, and a runaway preacher's wife desperate to see a Las Vegas icon before she forgets it ever existed, set off a chain of adventures and accidental heroism from Ohio to Nevada.
Iditarod Nights
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,930. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Claire is about to take sixteen dogs on the biggest race of her life: 1,049 miles of harsh terrain, extreme weather and sleep deprivation. She doesn't have the time or energy for romance. Yes, the musher from Nome is easy on the eyes, but he's an Alaskan man, and she will return to her home in Oregon after the race. Besides, he has too many secrets, and secrets always come back to bite her.
A Bed of Roses
Price: Free! Words: 57,830. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After three surgeries on a knee injured in a car accident, journalist Dana Whitaker would give anything to walk normal again, but facing yet another physical therapist and his torture chamber terrified her. Her new PT expected her to do things she wasn't capable of doing. Yet, giving up was not an option.
Her Phoenix Heart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Elizabeth Heart flees an abusive marriage and starts over with her own business, a house, and a German Shepherd named Bo Diddley. Then Tyler Stone rides into her life and has her longing for more. But it will take a special kind of man to heal Beth's emotional scars and set her phoenix heart free. A story of love and second chances.

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