Yes, try posting in the Diggin' in the Earth forum. We live in NM, and it's not the heat so much that's the problem as the dry air. A compost pile needs to be kept wet. What we've done is to keep a worm bin inside. When we have more space (we're adding on to the house), we'll get more worms and expand our worm bin. Meanwhile, we give the worms what they can eat, and then put the rest of our compost in a compost pile outside. It does very little, but at least we don't send that stuff to the dump. We water it when we remember in the summer, and we add a few worms from the bin to the pile in the summer (they can't survive cold temps, and we live in the mountains, so it can get pretty cold here in the winter). They make some headway before it gets too cold. We do keep a compost bucket on the counter, but that's just to collect the scraps so we only make a trip to the compost pile every few days. It doesn't actually decompose there.