Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Deathcaster Pre-Release To-Do List

Deathcaster Is Just One Month Away!

I know. I can't believe it, either. So. Time's a-wastin'. Here is your Deathcaster release to-do list: 

1. Preorder Deathcaster at your favorite book retailer. If you want an autographed copy you can preorder from The Learned Owl  and receive a Flamecaster book jacket and other swag
3. Check and see if I'll be in your neighborhood this spring and summer -- events
4. Order a digital copy of Stormcaster for only $2.99 ! Details here 
5. Refresh your memory about the story line by re-reading other books in the series or visiting Book Series Recaps here 
6. Having trouble remembering who's who? Visit my website for a handy character list and downloadable pdf 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Deathcaster Tour and Other Events!!

San Antonio Texas
Library Palooza
February 23, 2019
Brandeis High School
13011 Kyle Seale Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78249
UPDATE: Deathcaster WILL be available for this event

Charlotte NC
Author Appearance and Signing
Deathcaster will be available!!
11 am Saturday March 2, 2019
Park Road Books
Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Road
Charlotte NC 28209

Hudson, OH
Launch of Deathcaster!!
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7 pm
The Learned Owl Book Shop
204 N Main St
Hudson, OH 44236
As always, readers can order signed, pe

rsonalized books from the Owl ahead of the launch. If you preorder from the Owl, you can request a Alessandro Taini book jacket for Flamecaster!

Murfreesboro, TN
SeYA Bookfest
Thursday-Friday March 7-8 2019 – student days 
Saturday March 9 2019 – Community Day
MTSU campus
1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

Seattle, Washington
Emerald City Comic Con
March 14-17, 2019
Washington State Convention Center

West Richland, WA
Cavalcade of Authors
Saturday March 23, 2019
Enterprise Middle School
14 Awesome Authors!

Falls Church, Va
NoVa Teen Bookfest
Saturday, March 30, 2019
George C Marshall High School

Bowling Green, Ky
SoKy Bookfest
April 26-27, 2019
Knicely Convention Center

Kent, Ohio
Six District Reading-Writing Festival
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Kent State University Student Center

Maumee, Ohio
Claire’s Day Maumee
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Maumee Branch Library
501 River Road
Maumee Ohio 43437

Denver, Colorado
Denver Pop Culture Festival
May 31-Jun 2, 2019
Colorado Convention Center

Easton, Pennsylvania
YA Fest PA 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm
Easton Area Public Library Palmer Branch

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Deathcaster Preorder Sweepstakes!

Prepare for the Final Battle!
Deathcaster Is Coming March 5 2019
Here's What You Can Win--
Just By Preordering Deathcaster

 Are you ready for a brand new giveaway? 
Everyone who preorders Deathcaster from any retail outlet (local bookstore, chain bookstores, online, digital, audiobook) is eligible to enter the DEATHCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY.
The grand prize is 
1. Your CHOICE of a box set of The Seven Realms paperbacks or all FIVE Heir Chronicles hardcovers PLUS
2. A gray wolf treasure box designed by genius artist Lisa Parker
3. A gray wolf journal, also from Lisa Parker, with a note from me to you inside.
4. Bookmarks, swag, a signed bookplate,  and other goodies

But, wait! There's More! 
Are you Disappointed That Your Shattered Realms Hardcovers Don't Match?

Many of you have told me that the change in art midseries has meant that your shelfie display is not up to standard. HarperTeen has your back. They have produced a limited supply of Flamecaster book jackets with the matching Alessandro Taini art. Slide it onto your hardbound Flamecaster and -- instant harmony.
The first one hundred entrants will also receive a swag pack including the new book jacket for Flamecaster, a signed bookplate for their copy of Deathcaster, bookmarks, tattoos, and other goodies. However, you must OPT IN and include your mailing address. 

Sound good? Here's how to enter.
  1. PLEASE follow these directions. I'm not very good at following directions, either, but I need your help in order to get you properly entered because I don't have minions.
  2. Send an email to cwchimapromo at gmail dot com. In the subject line, put DEATHCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY ENTRY
  3. In the body of your email, include your name and snail mail address; which series set you prefer,  and how/if you would like your books to be personalized.
  4. Make sure I have the best email to contact you
  5. THIS IS IMPORTANT: Attach an image of proof of purchase for your preordered book, whether it's an online receipt, a receipt from a store, an email confirmation of an order, a notarized statement from your local bookseller--whatever way you can show me you've placed an order.
  6. Books must have been ordered/bought before March 10, 2019  (in other words, by the release week.) 
  7. Deadline for entry: March 10, 2019.
  8. This offer good only in the US and Canada.
  9. Questions? Email me at that same address with the header DEATHCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY QUESTION

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Don't Miss My Last Book Event of the Year!

Come join me and 100 authors and illustrators this Saturday, November 3 at the Buckeye Book Fair. It's a great place to do your holiday shopping and hang out with people who love books.
Wooster, OH
Buckeye Bookfair
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30-4 pm
Fisher Auditorium OARDC

Friday, August 31, 2018

I'll Be at Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arbor!

Sunday, September 9
Kerrytown Tent
Children's/YA Programming
Panel: Exploring the YA Novel with Joelle Charbonneau and Caleb Roehrig
2:00-2:45 - Panel
2:45-3 pm Book signing in the signing tents near the Kerrytown Tent.
More details and directions

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Indianapolis! I'll Be at Kids Ink This Sunday 2-3:30 pm

I'll be at Kids Ink in Indianapolis this Sunday August 26 rom 2-3:30 for a chat and signing. This is the first event I've ever done in Indianapolis, and looking forward to hanging out with all of you!

Kids Ink says: The "Shattered Realms" books are "Game of Thrones" for the YA set and a must-read for fans of epic fantasy. If you enjoy life and death fights against tyrants, a touch of romance, and teens struggling to change the previously unquestioned traditions of their parents, you'll love Chima's work.

For more information about the store and the event, go here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Deathcaster Cover Reveal and Upcoming Events

Introducing Deathcaster
Coming March 5, 2019

 A Shattered World
Three rival armies rip the Seven Realms apart as the Ardenine empire descends into chaos. Young commander Hal Matelon has committed himself to the queendom in the north, but finds himself embroiled in a deadly civil war in the south between King Jarat and the rebellious thanes.
A Bitter Bargain
Anxious to return to the Fells and yet remain free of the empress's blood curse, the Gray Wolf heir Alyssa ana'Raisa makes a bitter bargain. She agrees to lead Celestine's bloodsworn army into the heart of the realms. If she fails to meet Celestine's expectations, she stands to lose her family, her queendom, and her life.
A Final Battle
Unable to free Alyssa from Celestine's stronghold in the Northern Islands, Ash and Jessa fly back to the Seven Realms, hoping their powerful dragon allies can turn the tide of the war. Meanwhile, Evan Strangward and Breon d'Taros set out to break the empress's hold on the desert coast. In the process, they begin to solve the puzzle of they magemarks and their magical birthright.

Secrets are revealed, old betrayals exposed, and the bonds of blood and friendship are tested as this final installment of the Shattered Realms series stampedes to its breathtaking conclusion. 

Author Events Summer and Fall

Will I be in your area? Come hang out!

Shaker Heights, OH
Author Alley
Saturday, July 7, 2019, 12-4 pm
Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Join more than 40 authors with Cleveland connections in the midst of the Larchmere Festival. 

Mentor, OH
Summer Reading Showcase
Cinda Williams Chima and Mindy McGinnis
July 17, 2018, 6:30-8 pm
Mentor Public Library
8215 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060

San Diego, Ca
San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Convention Center
July 19-22, 2018
Details to come.
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

Stow, OH
YA Author Fair
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 1-4 PM
Stow-Munroe Falls Library
Details to come!
3512 Darrow Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

Beaverton, Oregon
Author Event and Signing
Powell’s Books
Monday, August 6, 2018, 7 pm
Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing 
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., 
Beaverton, OR

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kerrytown Bookfest
September 9, 2018
Historic Kerrytown District
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Elyria, OH
NE Ohio SCBWI Conference
September 14-15, 2018
Lorain County Community College
I’ll be presenting an intensive on Friday and teaching breakouts on Saturday.

Hudson, OH
Writing Workshop: Worldbuilding
Hudson Library
Wednesday, September 19, 7 pm
96 Library Street
Hudson, Ohio 44236
I took my first fiction workshop at Hudson Library. Now I’m returning to teach a workshop on Worldbuilding.

Cincinnati, OH
Books By the Banks
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 am-4 pm
Duke Energy Center
Come hang out with me and many other authors!

Wooster, OH
Buckeye Bookfair
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30-4 pm
Fisher Auditorium