Monday, February 7, 2022

A Norse Mythology

Fantasy Series 

from Cinda Williams Chima

Coming 11.8.2022

From Balzer&Bray

After the disaster of Ragnarok, the Midlands have become a dangerous place, teeming with refugees from the nine worlds—demons, outlaws, ice wolves, jotun, and the draugr—the walking dead. Sixteen-year-old coaster Eiric Halvorsen does not look to the dead gods for help. Instead, he relies on the weapons inherited from his fadir and grandfadir to protect their farm at Sundgard.  But now he’s been accused of a murder, and he knows the local council will declare him an outlaw, and seize his farm.

The spellsinger  and runecaster Reggin Eiklund serves the eldrjotun Asger Elder, traveling from town to town, performing in ale halls and longhouses. While Asger provides protection from the other monsters infesting the archipelago, she is desperate to escape her demon master. A chance encounter provides Eiric and Reggin a possible way out—if they are willing to take the risk.
The Runestone Saga--a duology that bristles with the magic, lust, swordplay (axe-play?), flawed heroes and complicated villains my readers have come to expect. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Hey, Kentucky!! Listen Up! 

I'm Coming to See You

November 6, 10 am to 6 pm at the

Kentucky Book Festival

Saturday, Nov 6, 10 am to 6 pm

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Lexington Green

161 Lexington Green Cir B,

Lexington, KY 40503

This is my first in-person event in a long time. Come out and visit with me and 140 other authors. 

Signed books and swag make great presents for the holidays.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Buckeye Book Fair Goes Virtual in 2020 !

Author Events November 6-15, 2020

Online Book Sale NOW through November 30

All Programs are Free and Held Via Zoom

Saturday, November 14, 

YA Novel showcase 1-1:45 pm

With Sharon Draper, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Terri Libenson, Shelley Pearsall

Fantasy Novel Showcase

1:45-2:30 pm

With Mindee Arnett, Cinda Williams Chima, 

Emily A. Duncan, Intisar Khanani

Register at

Order signed books here

 Friends, it's been too long since we've been able to hang out and talk books! One of my favorite events every year is the Buckeye Book Fair. As the days grow shorter and the air grows colder and midwinter approaches, it's a good time to lay in a supply of books for reading or holiday giving. 

Join me and countless other authors of books for children and adults. There will be author panels, writing workshops, and plenty of autographed books to order. The proceeds, as always, go to support literacy programs all over Ohio. The best part is--you can participate from anywhere! 

‘Tis the Gift-Giving Season

Give Signed Books!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Come Hang Out This Spring!

I'm working on a new series, so I have a light event schedule this spring. But if you'd like to meet up, I'll be in Washington DC, Kentucky, and Ohio!

Bowling Green, KY
Southern Kentucky Bookfest
March 20-21, 2020
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Rd

Washington, DC

March 26-29, 2020
Hyatt Regency Crystal City 

 Columbus, OH
Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:30-5
Columbus Metropolitan Public Library
96 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, OH 43215. 

Toledo, OH
Northwest Ohio Teen Bookfest
May 2, 2020
Bowsher High School

Friday, December 13, 2019

You Can Order Signed Books from Apollycon! Deadline January 10

I'll Be at Apollycon in Washington, DC
March 26-29, 2020
at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City
with 150+ Other Authors

Details are here

Why Am I Telling You This Now?
You Can PREORDER Signed Books
from Apollycon!


Yes, They Can Be Personalized
Yes, They Will Be Shipped To You (US Only)

AFTER the Con is Over
But Time is Of the Essence--
Deadline January 10, 2020


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Here's Where I'll Be This Summer and Fall

Here's Where I'll Be This Summer and Fall

Hope You'll Come Hang Out!

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

Atlanta, Ga
Dragon Con
Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 29-Sep. 2, 2019
Panels, signings, and lots to see and do. Schedules will be posted closer to the dates.

Decatur, Georgia
AJC Decatur Book Festival
Labor Day Weekend August 30-Sept 1
Downtown Decatur, Georgia

Winston-Salem, NC
Bookmarks Book Festival
September 7, 2019
Downtown Winston-Salem
Schedule Available August 1, 2019

Greenville, SC
Read Up Greenville
October 19, 2019
The Peace Center
Greenville, SC

Cincinnati, OH
Books by the Banks
October 26, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm
Duke Energy Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Wooster, Ohio
Buckeye Book Fair
November 2, 2019 9:30-4
Fisher Auditorium

Thursday, May 30, 2019

I'll Be at the Denver Pop Culture Con!

Colorado Convention Center 
May 31—Jun 2, 2019

Hello, Colorado! This weekend, I’ll be totally in context, hanging out at the DPCC with geeks of all kinds. I’ll be doing a number of panels as part of the Author Track. For more info on that, go here

Here Is Where I’ll Be!

Friday, May 31 2019
11:30 AM –
12:20 PM       Writing Fantasy in the #MeToo Era
                        Location: Room 605
Panel description: Panelists will discuss their views on gender stereotypes in fiction and approaches they use to ensure their characters accurately represent realistic traits in individuals regardless of gender.
Panelists: Tricia Levenseller, Jenn Lyons, Colleen Oakes, Laura Sebastian, Sherry Thomas, Cinda Williams Chima
Moderator: C.R. Richards 

1:30 PM –
2:20 PM         Welcome to the Dark Side: Writing Dark Fantasy
Location: Room 605
Panel Description: Is Dark Fantasy really a subgenre of Fantasy or is it watered down Horror? Panelists will discuss their thoughts about writing and reading in this popular genre
Panelists: Terry Brooks. Delilah Dawson, Colleen Oakes, Cinda Williams Chima, Cat Winters
Moderator: C.R. Richards

3:00 PM – 
3:50 PM         Cinda Williams Chima Signing
                        Location: Author Booth 7

Saturday, June 1st
Denver Pop Culture Con- Day 2

11:00 AM –
11:50 AM       Dogs vs. Cat: Which Will Rule the Literary World?
                        Location: DPCCP 4 Keystone City
Panel Description: Why do we enjoy stories of furry critters? Everyone has their preference - especially our guest authors and graphic novelists, who write about our canine and feline friends. Pick a side, ask a question and let these All-Star panelists win you over.
Panelist:Drew Brockington, Troy Cummings, Paul Krueger, Kyle Puttkammer
Cinda Williams Chima

12:00 PM –
12:50 PM       Cinda Williams Chima Signing
                        Location: Author Booth 7
4:30 PM – 
5:20 PM         Re-imagining Myth in YA Fiction
                        Location: Room 601- Authors
Panel Descriptions: Pandora wasn't the only curious cutie in mythology, but can we really blame her for all the evils in the world? With thousands of mythological gods, demons, monsters and heroes in oral and written history, why is it most people only know about big-hitters like Zeus, Poseidon, Athe and Hercules? Discover why myths continue to capture our imagination and explore new ways to tell old tales.
Panelist: Alexa Donne, Amy Ewing, Tricia Levenseller, Wendy Terrien, Cinda Williams Chima, F.C. Yee, Brenna Yovanoff

Sunday, June 2nd
Denver Pop Culture Con- Day 3

12:00 PM –
12:50 PM       Revenge is Best Served…
                        Location: DPCCP 4 Keystone City
Panel Description: Revenge can backfire on a character. It might happen as a plot element, but it also might happen in a reader’s interpretation. How do we create a dynamic in which a reader feels a character’s revenge is justified? Or is that necessary?
Panelist: Terry Brooks, Amy Ewing, Todd Fahnestock, Liv Hadden, Cinda Williams Chima
Moderator: Laurel McHargue

4:00 PM –
4:50 PM         Bringing a Figurative Knife to Literary Gun Fight
                        Location: Room 607- Authors
Panel Description: Authors discuss battle scenes in science fiction and fantasy. Action scenes in SciFi and Fantasy are a staple to the genre. Panelists discuss examples of how and where this is done well, and why a good action sequence can create urgency and add impetus to the story. Crafting realistic fight sequences is a delicate balance, when is it over the top? How much violence is too much? Is there a limit on what’s acceptable?
Panelist: Pierce Brown, Liv Hadden, Jon Messenger, Brian Naslund, Cinda Williams Chima
Moderator: Amalie Howard