Cindy Hiday


Cindy Hiday draws inspiration from the beautiful state of Oregon, where she lives with her husband and four-legged friends. Whether her characters are escaping it in IDITAROD NIGHTS, or driving toward it with a lead foot in FATHER, SON & GRACE, all her stories have a connection with the Pacific Northwest. Her writing has won numerous honors, including first place in the Kay Snow Awards for Fiction from Willamette Writers.

When she isn't hard at work on the next novel, or mentoring the latest group of writing talent as a part-time instructor for Mt. Hood Community College, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and traveling.

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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