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

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