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.
To my readers: It sounded so simple--bang out romances at the kitchen table (this was before typewriters had gone the way of the dinosaur) between trips to the mailbox to collect royalty checks. That was almost 30 years ago. I've learned a few things since then. Books don't magically pour from my head onto the page. There's a lot of sweat and research and joy and hair-pulling involved. I tell my students to "just start writing" because it's easier to fix something that's actually on the page rather than floating around in your head. But sometimes that's easier said than done. Sometimes it's easier to throw another load of laundry in the washer or take the dog for a walk. The stories are still there, though. Haunting, coaxing, begging to be written. There's nothing quite as exciting as wringing a tear or a laugh from my readers. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I've enjoyed writing them.
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