Cinda Williams Chima

Past Events - 2018

Cinda seated at her table in Wooster Wooster, OH
Buckeye Bookfair
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30-4 pm
Fisher Auditorium

Cinda seated behind a pile of her books
Cinda with her books
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!
Three authors at the author reception
Louise Borden, Michelle Houts, Cinda
Three authors in a group hub
Cinda, Natalie Richards, Mindy McGinness

Cinda, Vesper Stamper
Cinda and 6 teens seated at a round table
Speed dating discussion with readers

Three women seated at the signing table

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.
Left: author Amanda Flower, Kate Schlademan from The Learned Owl, and Cinda.

Cinda at the podium in front of a slide Classroom full of students at the workshop

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.

4 panelists seated at a table Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kerrytown Bookfest
September 9, 2018
Historic Kerrytown District, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kerrytown Tent - Children's/YA Programming
Panel: Exploring the YA novel
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - Panel Discussion 
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Book Signing in the Signing Tents
Left: Panelists Caleb Roehrig, Joelle Charbonneau, Cinda, and Frank Morelli.
Cinda with a young woman fan Cinda at the signing table

Cinda with the Mulin family Indianapolis, IN
Kids Ink Event

Sunday Aug. 26, 2018, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
5619 N. Illinois Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46208  

Left: Author Mike Mulin, Cinda, Mike's wife Margaret, and Mike's mother and store owner Shirley Mulin.

Cinda with a young man Cinda with a young woman

Cinda signing for a very young fan 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
The audience at Powell's Cinda speaking to the group

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

Left: Cinda, author/illustrator Teri Libenson, librarian Christina Getrost, and authors Jody Casella and Mindy McGinnis

San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego, CA
Thursday, July 19, 2018
3:00 - 4:00, Horton Grand Theater: Tor presents #FearlessWomen Panel with authors Rachel Caine, Cinda Williams Chima, Susan Dennard, Seanan McGuire, V. E. Schwab, Laini Taylor, and Kayti Burt
4:30 - 5:30, AA09: Cinda will be signing Stormcaster
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101
Cinda and other authors at their panel session

Left: Fearless Women panel at SDCC2018. Cinda, Susan Dennard, Laini Taylor, Victoria Schwab, Seanan McGuire, and Rachel Caine.

Click here for a video of the panel.

Photo of Cinda and Mindy McGinnis 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
Left: Cinda and Mindy signing books at the Mentor library. Left: Cinda and Mindy signing books at the Mentor library.

Here's a short video from the event.
Fantasy & Philosophy with Cinda Williams Chima & Mindy McGinnis

Cinda seated at a table covered with her books 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.

Victoria Aveyard, Mindee Arnett, Megan Whalen Turner, and Cinda
Victoria Aveyard, Mindee Arnett, Megan Whalen Turner, and Cinda
Dayton, OH
Author Event and Signing
Join me, Victoria Aveyard,  Megan Whalen Turner, and  Mindee Arnett
Friday, May 18, 2018, 7 pm
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street Dayton, OH   45440
Phone: 937-429-2169
The crowd at Books&Co awaiting the fantasy panel
The crowd at Books&Co awaiting the fantasy panel (and, especially, Warstorm)

Longtime fans of the Seven Realms named their sons Alister and Amon (Eamon.)

Cinda with a man dressed as Megatron Columbus, OH
Marcon Columbus YA Guest of Honor
Multiple Alternative Realities Convention
May 11-13, 2018
Hyatt Regency Columbus

Left: Cinda with Charles Xavier Conley as Megatron

Cinda speaking to in front of the friends of the library group Friends of the Chagrin Falls Library
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:00 pm
Dinner and program to benefit the library
South Franklin Circle
16575 S Franklin St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Cinda with 5 of the participants at the R/W Festival KSU Reading-Writing Festival
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Kant State University Student Center

Presenters and ~10 participants at StoryCon Dayton OH Teen StoryCon
With Cinda Chima, Mike Mullin,
and Nic Stone
April 28, 2018, 12-5 pm
Dayton Metro Library
215 E 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402
A FREE event for aspiring writers in grades 7-12. For information call 937-463-2665.

Cinda in a panel session North Texas Teen Book Festival
April 20-21, 2018
Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX
Siging line at TTBF Cinda with 2 fans at the signing table

Columbus, OH
Ohioana Bookfest
Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State Street Columbus, OH 43215

Left: Erin and Laura from The Book Nut
Below left: Readers Nick and Deidre
Below right: Cinda ready to go.

Readers Nick and Deidre Cinda holding Stormcaster

Cinda with a fan Stormcaster Launch at The Learned Owl Bookstore
April 3, 2018, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
204 N. Main St.
Hudson OH 44236 USA
330-653-2252 / 800-968-2685
Cinda with a young woman holding Stormcaster Cinda with 2 fans

Oberlin, Ohio
Oberlin Public Library
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Writing Workshop
Lights, Camera, Action: Using Cinematic Techniques to Deliver Character and Story
Some of you may know that Oberlin was the inspiration for the fictional college town of Trinity, Ohio, the setting for much of the action in my Heir Chronicles Books. Join me in Oberlin to learn how writers can learn a lot about writing from the movies.
More details forthcoming at

Fierce Heroines panel with Cinda, Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, and moderator Lisa Morris-Wilkey. Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Festival of Books
March 10-11, 2018, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
University of Arizona Campus
Presenting authors include more than sixty authors of books for teens!

Left: Fierce Heroines panel with Cinda, Victoria Aveyard, Holly Black, and moderator Lisa Morris-Wilkey.

Shadowcaster Paperback Release!
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cinda speaking to the crowd at Park Road Books Charlotte, NC
Park Road Books
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm
Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Rd Charlotte NC 28209
(704) 525-9239