Cindy Hiday

Biography

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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Where to find Cindy Hiday online


Books

Father, Son & Grace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,190. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"You’ll be taken on the trip of a lifetime, with unexpected, often hilarious results." 5 Star Readers' Favorite It begins as a father-son road trip to the Grand Canyon. But when they rescue a runaway preacher's wife on her way to Las Vegas, they set off a non-stop chain of misadventures and accidental heroism.
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: $0.99 USD. 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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