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Into the Heat My Love Affair with Trees, Fire, Saws & Men
Intimate, informative, funny, touching…Cindy Bellinger’s new book has it all. One early reader surmised if John Muir had been a woman, this would have been her book. But Muir never ventured into the “heat” of relationships. Cindy gracefully curves this memoir around difficult choices and lets us see the better path she found through a forest. Published by High-Lonesome Books, 2011.
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Journaling for Women: Write, Doodle, Scribble! and Meet Yourself Up Close
I began keeping a diary when I was ten years old. Jotting down thoughts, events and ramblings is just second nature. So use this lively guide to “lean in close to yourself” and plunge under the surface of routines and roam inner terrains. This book placed first in the self-help category for New Mexico Book Awards 2007. Published by Sunstone Press, 2007.
Someone Stole My Outhouse And Other Tales of Home Improvement
Here it is! This collection of short pieces shares all the fun and mishaps of repairing, refinishing and refurbishing my little place in the woods. One thing I learned: Make fun of yourself and the day sure lightens up. Published by High-Lonesome Books, 2001.
Waterwise Garden Care
Gardening is close to my soul and this how-to book is for gardeners trying to make a go of it in arid climates with miserable soil. It placed first in the gardening category for New Mexico Book Awards 2007. I’m listed as editor, yet wrote all the text using input from the staff at Santa Fe Greenhouses. Published by HCG Publications, 2005.
Young Adult Books
Wild Honey is the book Cindy was writing (while living Into the Heat) that precipitated the breakup with Fulton.
Thirteen-year-old Cassy loses her family in an apartment fire in Detroit. Her Aunt Pat, who lives on a sheep ranch in eastern New Mexico, takes Cassy in. The change is rough and Cassy has a difficult time with all her aunt's friends, including Buzz who is 16. She calls them hicks and has plans to run away. But she comes to like Maureen, a budding singer in a country band. She earns respect among the other kids in the small town. Cassy is street-wise far beyond her years. She also finds she has a talent for drawing. She hates that her aunt keeps trying to pair her up with Buzz, but then an accident brings a new understanding for the two of them. And things aren't so bad after all. Published 2011.
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What Wildness is This,
Women Write about the Southwest
This book includes writings by Barbara Kingsolver, Terry Tempest Williams, Susan Tweit and Linda Hogan. My featured piece is titled “This Land on My Face” and describes how the rugged terrain in New Mexico finally became home. Published by University of Texas Press, 2007.
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Kitchen Table Stories
This collection of women’s recipes accompanied by short essays features my piece “Potato Pan Eggs.” How one of my family’s breakfasts got passed down through the generations is the heart of the piece. And the concoction is still a morning treat. Published by Story Circle Network, 2007.
Woven on the Wind,
Women Write About Friendship in the Sagebrush West
This is a collection of writings from women throughout the West. My featured piece is “To Smooth a Mountain” and tells how breaking a wild horse also broke up a friendship, and how I’d like to mend our troubles. Published by Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001.