Author, Writing Instructor and Lecturer

Cindy Hiday got her break in publishing when she "jumped from a perfectly good plane" and wrote about the experience in a community college workshop. The Oregonian bought the essay, "One jump makes a proud skydiver," 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 romantic fiction, and contributed a monthly newsletter column, "Working the Web," for the local Romance Writers of America. When her Mt. Hood Community College mentor retired in 1999, she stepped forward as part-time instructor of the Professional Novel & Memoir Writing 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.

Literary Fiction by Cindy Hiday:

Father, Son & Grace page

Father, Son & Grace

Benny, an eleven-year-old with Down syndrome and a love for action movies, decides to save his grieving dad from the dark halo of death, setting off a chain of adventures and accidental heroism that stretches from Ohio to Nevada.  Read more →




Romance by Cindy Hiday:

Iditarod Nights page

Iditarod Nights

Claire escapes to the home of a childhood friend in Alaska and discovers a passion for dog sledding. After the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, she will return to Portland, Oregon, to resume her law practice and honor a promise. Romance with an Alaskan man is out of the question, especially one haunted by a past he refuses to talk about. But her heart doesn't seem to be listening.  Read more →

"Engaging romance about the challenges of falling in love while running the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Cindy is a masterful writer who knows how to build tension and makes us fall in love with all the characters, including the sled dogs. This book keeps a fast pace ... with heroine and hero fighting the cold weather and their own inner demons. This is a great read."

~Kimberly A. Cook, author of
Do Bar Fights Count? How to Write Your Military Stories


Her Phoenix Heart page

Her Phoenix Heart

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. Read more →

"One of the best contemporary romances I have read this year. The only thing ... missing is the recipe for Tyler's Pizza Soufflé. It sounds scrumptious!" ~Tracy Farnsworth, Romance Reviews Today


A Bed of Roses page

A Bed of Roses

After three surgeries, Dana Whitaker would give anything to walk normal again, but facing another physical therapist and his torture chamber made her feel like a defenseless, trapped animal. Michael Gordon terrified her because he expected her to do things she wasn't capable of doing. Yet, giving up would be to mock the independent, strong-willed woman she had fought so hard to become. Read more →

"...nicely written love story showcases a promising talent..."
Review by Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times


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