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Cindy's passion is to make the past come alive with award winning historical fiction novels. Her love of history and the natural world shine through in all her workd. See her books at


She 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 fiction most.


Before she started to write award-winning novels, she received her degree in Sociology and History from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


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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