Monday, December 21, 2015



If you don't see your city listed, all is not lost! You can pre-order signed copies from most of the bookstores listed below. Please support the stores that support authors! I'll be scheduling other appearances, too, so consider signing up for my newsletter, Twitter; Instagram  @cindachima to keep up with the latest. 

Hudson, OH
Tuesday, April 5th, 5:00 PM
Learned Owl Bookshop
204 N. Main Street
Hudson, OH 44236

Dayton, OH
Wednesday, April 6th, 7:00 PM
Books & Co
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440

Littleton, CO
Thursday, April 7th, 6:00 PM
Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, April 8th, 7:00 PM
King’s English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

San Diego, CA
Saturday, April 9th,  4:00 PM
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Ave (CORRECTION)
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111


Phoenix, AZ
Monday, April 11th, 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble #2039
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480- 538-8520

Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00 PM
4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Mirrors and Windows: 
Writing for Kids and Teens
Writing Workshop with 
Tricia Springstubb
April 12 and 19th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Loganberry Books

Register I'll be co-teaching on April 19!

Las Vegas, NV
Author Meet n Greet/Signing
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 from 6-7 pm
Barnes & Noble Northwest 
2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. 
Las Vegas, NV 89108 

RT Booklovers Convention
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Thursday, April 14, 2016
You’re Never Too Old for YA Panel
11:15 am-12:15 PM, Amazon F

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Giant Book Fair (650 authors)
10:30 AM-2 PM, Pavilion Ballroom

YA Family Feud 4-4:45 pm Palma A

Teen Day Party 
sponsored by EpicReads
6:00-7:30 Brasilia 4

Bowling Green, KY
Fri-Sat, April 22-23, 2016
Southern Kentucky Book Fest
YA Panel at Children’s/Teen Day
Fri Apr 22, 9 am 

Sat, Apr 23, 1-1:50 PM
YA Fantasy Panel with
CJ Redwine, Jennifer McGowan, Tracy Barrett, Bethan Griffin, Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY

Chicago Area
Thurs, April 28, 2016, 7:00 PM
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville 

123 W Jefferson Ave,
 Naperville, IL 60540

(630) 355-2665

Join me and other authors at this event!

Wild, Wild Midwest Conference
Apr 29-May 1, 2016
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N Naper Blvd
Naperville IL
I’ll be teaching intensives and breakouts at this regional SCBWI conference

Kent, OH
Six District Educational Compact
Reading and Writing Festival
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Kent State University Student Center

Perry, OH
YA Litcon 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:30 am-3 PM
Author panels, breakouts, autographing.
Perry High School
One Success Blvd
Perry, OH 44081

Pickerington, OH
Pickerington Teen Book Fest 
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm
Pickerington North High School

Atlanta, GA
Sep 2-5, 2016

Northern Ky Teen Book Fest
Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 11-5 PM
Lloyd Memorial High School
Erlanger, KY

Wooster, OH
Buckeye Book Fair
Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 9:30-4 pm
Fisher Auditorium

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

How to Order Signed Books -- The Perfect Gift

Books are a delightful way to brighten the deep midwinter. You can pre-order an autographed copy of Flamecaster (release date 5 April 2016) or order signed copies of any of my other books, hardcover or paperback, through my local independent bookstore,  The Learned Owl Bookstore . Just indicate in the comments how you would like the book to be personalized or signed. Call the store if you have questions about your order.

If you're ordering for holiday giving, get your order in as soon as possible so we can make that magic happen in time.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Heads Up, Alliance ! I'm Coming Saturday!

I'll be at Rodman Library this Saturday 2-4 pm for my last event of 2015. Giveaways, signing, books for sale! Winter is coming! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Meet Me at the World Fantasy Con!

November 5-8, 2015
Saratoga Springs City Center

522 Broadway Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Will you be at WFC2015? Hope to see you at one of these events!

Panel: The Rogue
Thursday, November 5, 2015
4 pm, City Center 2A
With Ellen Kushner, Alistair Kimble, Cinda Williams Chima, James Alan Gardner, Ryk E. Spoor

Reading from FLAMECASTER
Friday, November 6, 2015
3 pm, Broadway 2
Cinda Williams Chima

Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30 pm, City Center 2A and City Center 2B
All WFC authors in a mass event!
will have my books for sale in the
Dealer's Room

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1-4 pm
Erlanger Branch of Kenton County Public Library
401 Kenton Lands Road

Erlanger, KY 41018

OK, I know I'm not on the list on the website, but I AM on the tee shirt and I WILL be there. 

Monday, August 31, 2015



Atlanta, GA Labor Day Weekend

Convention Dates are Fri(9/4/15), Sat(9/5/15), Sun(9/6/15), and Mon(9/7/15)
Cinda Williams Chima

FRIDAY Sept 4, 2015
Title: Autograph Session
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: International Hall South - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Cinda Williams Chima)
The Missing Volume Books will have my books for sale during the con. Visit them at Americasmart Building 2
Booth 1301-1303 1400-1402
Bring your own books or you can buy from them!

Title: YA Urban and Contemporary Fantasy
Description: Fantasy isn't just dragons and knights - come see how contemporary characters and places feature in young adult fantasy!
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Gwenda M Bond, Zac Brewer, Christi J. Whitney, Cinda Williams Chima, A. J. Hartley)

SATURDAY Sept 5, 2015
Title: LGBTQA in YA
Description: Our popular annual panel about LGBTQA characters and themes in YA, including loads of book recommendations!
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Zac Brewer, Shaun David Hutchinson, Alexandra Duncan, Cinda Williams Chima)

Title: Finding the Teen/Middle Grade Reader Within
Description: How does an adult develop strategies and write novels that kids will relate to? Is the YA market feasible for you?
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Stephen L. Antczak, Cinda Williams Chima, Mari Mancusi, Lisa Mantchev, E. C. Myers, Sara Raasch, James Hugh Reeves)

Title: Autographing (TIME CHANGE)
The Missing Volume
Time: Sunday  3:00 PM
Location: Americasmart Building 2
Booth 1301-1303 1400-1402
They will have books for sale!

SUNDAY Sept 6, 2015
Title: Reading: Cinda Williams Chima
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Marietta - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Cinda Williams Chima)
Will be reading from FLAMECASTER (coming 5 April 2016)

I will be giving away a limited number of FLAMECASTER ARCs during the con as well as a few other goodies. .

Monday, August 24, 2015

FLAMECASTER--A New Generation of Magic

Coming 5 April 2015: 


Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.
Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

See You at ROCTBF Saturday May 16 in Rochester NY

Imagine a FREE bookfest showcasing books for teens! How cool would that be? Pretty darn cool! Nazareth College will be hosting thirty-plus authors of teen books this Saturday. Feast your eyes on the lineup and make your plans.

Monday, March 30, 2015


The Powers That Be have pronounced Realistic YA (a la John Green or Rainbow Rowell) to be the Next Big Thing in teen lit. This past weekend, @aboredauthor started a hashtag topic on Twitter, which turned into a sensation. 
What if we all wrote Very Realistic YA? 

The rest is history. I was totally smitten (spent precious copy-editing minutes snickering at the computer.) If you’re on Twitter, check out #VeryRealisticYA . Here are my attempts:

·      Orphan farm boy hatches dragon's egg; dragon eats farm boy and sets fire to farm. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Girl discovers parents have hidden their past lives in a secretive organization. Turns out they were scientologists. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Small town boy stays in small town, marries small town girl. Gets job at the plant. #VeryRealisticYA
·      High school boy stops heart medication, becomes incredibly strong and muscular. Med was interfering with his steroids. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Girl tries to hide strange markings on her skin. Mother spots them and grounds her for getting tattoos. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Two teens with cancer meet, and decide they spend MORE than enough time thinking about cancer. They avoid each other. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Two misfits meet and find out that they have absolutely nothing in common. They never speak again. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Teens are trapped in giant maze and cannot find their way out. They give up and play video games. #VeryRealisticYA
·      Girl finds mysterious jeweled dagger in a lockbox under the bed. Sells it on eBay and takes friends to Belize. #VeryRealisticYA