Cindy Hiday

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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.

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Cindy Hiday The shower! When the words aren't happening, I walk away from my computer and do something solitary, like vacuum or wash dishes or take a shower. But…moreThe shower! When the words aren't happening, I walk away from my computer and do something solitary, like vacuum or wash dishes or take a shower. But vacuuming sometimes leads to dusting leads to sorting leads to... Washing dishes, I'm thinking of what to fix for dinner. The shower is four walls and my imagination. I've worked through a lot of stuck dialog and action sequences that way. So far I have been able to get by on just one shower a day. :)(less)
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Iditarod Nights

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Father, Son & Grace

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Hitting the road.

It only seemed appropriate that a story about hitting the road have a car that made a statement. The 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, a muscle car, fit the bill. I spent a lot of time researching muscle cars but kept coming back to the Olds. Classy. Roomy. A gas hog, which made it easy to work in another given on a road trip: numerous bathroom breaks.

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Iditarod Nights (Romance)
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Description: 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 time for romance. Yes, the musher from Nome is easy on the eyes, but he belongs in Alaska, and she will return to Oregon after the race, to honor a promise. Besides, the man has too many secrets, and secrets always come back to bite her.

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Didn't enjoy this one as much as the previous titles. The bad guys were disappointingly cliche.
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Other reviews have already said what needs to be said about this book. To quote from the subtitle: "...What Matters in the End." Read it, please.
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Just okay. Pleasant story. Kudos to King for stepping out of the horror genre. I enjoyed the ending.
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Tightly plotted story, believable, emotional, satisfying ending. I will be looking for other titles by Elmer Kelton.
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