Cinda Williams Chima

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Past Events - 2008

Skyline Writers
Freeing Your Inner Teen
Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10:30 a.m.
Middleburg Heights Library
15600 E. Bagley Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH

Cinda with about 20 moms and daughters

(Click image for full size.) The Solon Library Mothers and Daughters Book Club has been meeeting monthly for several years. In November, they read and discussed The Warrior Heir.

Cuyahoga County Public Library Solon Branch
Book discussion
Mothers and Daughters Book Club
Wednesday, Nov. 20 , 2008

World Fantasy Convention October 30-November 2, 2008
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cinda seated at a table with 4 authors

I participated in a panel on Mystery In Young Adult Fantasy.The panelists were Deborah Beale, Brenda Cooper, Me, Matthew Peterson, and Alison Baird.

Cinda standing with  a young woman

Rebecca volunteered at the conference.

Cinda with several fans at Anderson's Books Anderson’s Books, Downer's Grove, IL
Author Appearance and Signing
Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m.
5112 Main St. Downer’s Grove, IL 60515

Great Lakes Booksellers Association Convention
Authors’ Movable Feast
Friday, October 3, 2008, 7:30-9:30
Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, MI

Cinda speaking to about 30 people at the West Jordan Library West Jordan Library, West Jordan, Utah
Magic on the Page: Elements of Young Adult Fantasy
Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7 p.m.
1970 West 7800 South
West Jordan, Utah 84088

Cinda with two librarians.

Librarians Samantha and Allison set up my program.

Long line of fans waiting for Cinda to sign their books.

This is the line of fans waiting to get books signed.

Young man getting his books signed.

Pedro e-mailed me before and I finally got to meet him.

Mother and daughter getting books signed.

Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Convention
Authors’ Reception and Signing
Friday, September 19 5-7 p.m.
Crown Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
Cinda with two young fans holding copies of Dragon Heir Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Author Reading and Signing
Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7 p.m.
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Stock Signing
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
7800 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Cinda speakng in the library at Boone County High School Boone County High School
School Visit and Writing Workshops
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Florence, KY

Award reading "Cinda Williams Chima, The Wizard Heir, Award for Fiction"

Writers and Their Friends
Saturday, September 6, 2008, 8 p.m.
The Ohio Theatre
Playhouse Square, Cleveland

I was among ten Cleveland-area writers showcased in this unique literary event. As the Lit Web site put it, “Ten jury-selected works are woven into one unique dramatic (and often comic) script that is performed to a sold-out audience one night only.”
Tickets were $25, and the event benefited The Lit, a home for all things literary in Northeastern Ohio.

For more information, visit or call 216-694-0000
View the invitation

The Learned Owl Bookstore in Hudson, OH

The Learned Owl Bookshop
Author Appearance and Signing
The Dragon Heir Debut
Saturday, August 23, 2008, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
204 N. Main St., Hudson, OH 44236
(330) 653-2252

I always have a great turnout in Hudson. Many thanks to Liz Murphy at The Learned Owl for hosting me and for all the fans that stopped in to pick up The Dragon Heir.

Cinda with the new Heir Series store display Cinda and Liz Murphy, owner of The Learned Owl Cinda with a mother, son, and his friend
Cinda with fan A family has Cinda sign a book. Cinda with three fans.

Cinda with a small group of fans in the City Lights Bookstore City Lights Bookstore
Author Appearance and Signing

Monday, August 18, 2008, 6 p.m.
3 East Jackson Street
Sylva, NC 28779

Store display table COVERED with Cinda's books. Several fans in line for autograpghs.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington Green, KY

Author Appearance and Signing
Saturday, August 16, 2008, 2 p.m.
161 Lexington Green Cir # B
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 273-2911

Large banner anouncing Cinda's visit to Joseph-Beth Booksellers Cinda speaking to about 20 fans.
Displays and banners like this are sure to draw a good crowd!

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Legacy Village, Beachwood, Ohio
Author Appearance and Signing
The Dragon Heir Debut!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 7 p.m.

Audience seated in the store. Cinda at the microphone.
I had another great turnout at Joseph-Beth Booksellers for the debut of The Dragon Heir.

A young man getting his book signed.

A young man getting his book signed.
Signing books after my talk.

Cinda and the staff of Joseph-Beth Books

Many thanks to Joseph-Beth staff Will and Christina!

Cinda and a young woman holding "Dragon Heir."

Me and Kenzie.

Killian Middle School and Forestwood Middle
Author School Visit
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cinda giving a presentation to many students in the library

The 6th grade class at Killian Middle School

Cinda giving a presentation to many students in the library

The 7th grade class at Killian Middle School

Cinda with a large group of students
Cinda with a large group of students
I had an enthusiastic crowd at Forrestwood Middle School.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, TX
Author Appearance and Signing
Wednesday, May 28, 7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble store, Frisco, TX

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Stonebriar Centre
2601 Preston Road #1204
Frisco, TX 75034

Cinda with a young woman at her book signing

MySpace friend Kaity came to my signing.

Audience members seated in the store

Fans at my book signing at Barnes & Noble
Booksellers in Frisco.

Jackson Middle School and Barbara Bush Middle School San Antonio, TX
Author School Visit
Monday, May 19, 2008

Cinda with about 60 students seated in the school library.

A boy with a life-sized drawing of Jack Swift.

I had a great crowd at Jackson Middle School. The school was decorated in a Warrior Heir theme with life-sized characters and red and white roses everywhere! Me having fun with the students at Barbara Bush Middle School.

Haltom City, TX Public Library
Book Signing/Chat
Monday, May 5, 2008, 6-8 p.m.

Birdville Independent School District, Birdville, TX
Author Visit
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Halton City Library sign, "Author Cinda Chima book signing, May 5"

This sign greeted me at the Haltom City Public Library.

Cinda with 6 students

Student honorees at the Lone Star Luncheon held at the Birdville Fine Arts and Athletic Complex.

Cinda standing with Trevor and Conner

Trevor and Conner produced a video trailer for The Warrior Heir. Check it out at Warrior Heir Fan Trailer

Cinda seated at a table with Kayla

Kayla wrote the script for the video trailer.

Cinda signing books for a long line of fans  at the TLA convention

Texas Library Association Annual Meeting: Books, Bytes, and Beyond
YA Fantasy Author Panel Entitled Strong Voices, Other Worlds
Tuesday-Friday April 15-18, 2008 2:00 pm
Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Tx.

I participated in a panel session and signed books at the Texas Library Association Meeting in Dallas, then spoke at three middle schools in Coppell, Texas: Coppell West, Coppell East, and Coppell North. It was great seeing so many readers!

Cinda at a video screen in the library. A LARGE group of students at Cinda's presentation
Coppell Middle School West

Cinda speaking in a microphone to a group of students at Coppell MS East Cinda at a sign in front of Coppell MS East that says "Welcome Authors Gordon Koman and Cinda Williams Chima"
Coppell Middle School East (could you tell?)

Cinda posing with two students at Coppell MS North Cinda at a video screen in the library at Coppell MS North
Coppell Middle School North

Sign at Rocky River Public Library advertising "Fantasy Author Cinda Chima"

It's so cool to see your name up in lights!

Cinda signing books in front of a Borders banner

Borders from Crocker Park in Westlake had my books for sale.

Rocky River Public Library
Fantasy Writing Event
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7 p.m.
1600 Hampton Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116

Cinda with about 10 students in the school library

Writing workshop at Alamo Heights Junior School

Alamo Heights Junior School
San Antonio, TX

Author Visit
Monday, April 1, 2008


Cinda speaking to about 75 students in the library

One of three large assemblies at O. Henry Middle School

O. Henry Middle School
Austin, TX
Author Visit
Friday, March 28, 2008

About 8 students writing on notebooks on their laps

Writing workshop at O. Henry Middle School

Cinda signing books

Me signing books at O. Henry Middle School

About 12 students working on a writing project in the library

Cinda giving a PowerPoint presentation to a small group of students

Writing workshop and lecture at Crestline School

Crestline High School, Crestline,
Author Visit
Friday, April 4, 2008 (Rescheduled due to snow)

Cinda with the audience at the Parma Ridge library

Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Ridge Branch
Magic on the Page: Writing and Publishing YA Fantasy
Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 7-8 p.m.
5850 Ridge Road / Parma, Ohio 44129

da with about 15 students at YSU Youngstown State University
Guest Lecturer, YA Fiction Class
Friday, February 29, 2008

Cinda with a large group of students in the gym.

One of the large groups of students that I spoke to at Isaac Newton Middle School.

Isaac Newton Middle School
Author Visit
January 10, 2008
Centennial, CO

Cinda with Jennifer Menero and her daughter Katie

Jennifer Colmenero and daughter Katie, my hosts in Denver.

Several students writing at a table in the library

Students in my writing workshop.

Cinda with a 40 foot tall bear sculpture.

CWC with the giant blue bear at the Denver Convention Center.

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