Cindy is author of three prize-winning historical novels.
Her characters come to life on the page. Cindy Burkart Maynard is author of
three prize-winning historical fiction novels, co-author of two non-fictions
books about the Southwest, and articles for Colorado Life, Utah Life, and
Images magazines. The question: “What it would have been like to live in that
place and time?” is the passion that motivates her writing.
Cindy is a life-long student, ardently pursuing avocations
including gaining a thorough knowledge of natural history, volunteering for social
service organizations, and competing in athletics, including triathlons, and long-distance
walking. She completed the Camino de Santiago (500 miles across Northern Spain)
and Hadrian’s Wall trail across northern England.
She has been an avid and eclectic reader since her high
school English teacher encouraged the students to keep a reading journal. Seeing
her list grow has been a life-long a source of joy. She loves historical
Before she started to write award-winning novels, she
received her degree in Sociology and History from the University of Wisconsin -
She splits her time between Colorado and Arizona. She shares
her journey with two grown sons, grandchildren, her husband, and two cats.
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