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Past Events - 2010

Cinda signing books at the Hyperion booth A young woman and Cinda

Cinda with 2 authors

Cinda, Sarwat Chadda, and Cindy Pon


NCTE Annual Convention
(National Council of Teachers of English)
ALAN Workshop
(Assembly on Literature for Adolescents)

November 21-23, 2010
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, FL

Cinda with 4 young fans Rochester Children's Bookfest
Saturday, November 6, 2010
10 am to 4 pm
Monroe Community College
Brighton Campus 1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Rochester, NY

Signing books at B&N, OSU

World Fantasy Convention (left)
October 28-31, 2010, panel session
Hyatt Regency Hotel
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

World Fantasy Convention Author Signing Event (below)
Barnes & Noble OSU Campus Bookstore
Sat, Oct 30th, 11am - 1pm

5 authors seated at a table
What is Urban Fantasy Anyway Panel
with Holly Black, Michelle Lang, Cinda Chima, Sarah Hoyt, and Linda Robertson

Midpark High School
School Visit
Berea, OH
October 22, 2010
inda and about 30 students in the library

Stark County District Library
School and Library
October 18, 2010

715 Market Ave. North Canton, OH 44702

National Author Tour for The Exiled Queen
Cinda with her suitcase

Cinda and 2 librarians holding gls\asses of wineRaising a glass with Librarians Jennifer Smith and Michelle Beebower at the Texas Bookfest Author Party

Cinda seated signing booksSigning Table, Zombies vs Unicorns panel

Texas Book Festival
Sat. Oct. 16, 2010, 8:00 - 9:30 pm, Panel: "Austin Bat Cave" and "TBF Presents Zombies vs. Unicorns: It's a Smackdown," followed by a book signing.
Sun. Oct. 17, 2010, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon, Panel: "Portals to Imagined Worlds," followed by a book signing.
State CapitolBuilding
Austin, TX
Cinda signing books for two girlsMe and two fans in Illinois Anderson's Bookshop
Mon. Oct. 11, 2010, 7:00 pm
5112 Main St,
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Cinda with 3 other peopleCinda with the planning committee for the Michigan SCBWI fall conference Michigan SCBWI Conference
Fri. Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 10, 2010
Yarrow Golf and Conference Resort
Augusta, MI 49012-9500 (Near Kalamazoo)
3 women seated at a table behind a display of booksAuthors Yvonne Woon, Sarah Beth Durst, and Cinda Chima at Books of Wonder

Books of Wonder
Thurs. Oct. 7, 2010
18 W. 18th St.
New York, NY 10011

Click here for a video of my presentation and reading

Click here for a video of the Questions and Answers

Cinda and Abby toast The Exiled QueenMy editor Abby Ranger and I toast The Exiled Queen

The Clinton Bookshop
Wed. Oct. 6, 2010, 6:30 pm.
In the Old Grandin Library
12 E. Main St.
Clinton, NJ 08809


I was visiting The Clinton Bookshop with my editor Abby Ranger when we heard that The Exiled Queen had debuted at number 4 on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Cinda speaking in school libraryWaldron Mercy Academy, Merion Station, PA

Cinda speaking to a room full of studentsSpringfield Twp Middle School, Oreland, PA

Children's Book World
Tues. Oct. 5, 2010, coordinating school visits
17 Haverford Station Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041


Barnes and Noble
Tues. Oct. 5, 2010, 7:00 pm
The Court at Oxford Valley
210 Commerce Blvd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Cinda at the microphoneDoyle Elementary School, Doylestown, PA

Cinda speaking to a room full of students with hands raisedSt. Albert the Great, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Booktender's Secret Garden
Mon. Oct. 4, 2010, 7:00 pm.
20 B Donaldson St. (tucked away between E. State and E. Oakland St.)
Doylestown, PA 18901

Cinda and author Augusten BurroughsCinda and author Augusten Burroughs

Books by the Banks, Cincinnati Ohio Book Festival
Sat. Oct. 2, 2010, 10 am - 4 pm
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Cinda signing a book for a boyWith George, a fan at the Cincinnati Public Library event Cincinnati Public Library
Sun. Oct. 3, 2010, 2-3 pm
Main Library - Teen Spot
800 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cinda with 3 fans McKinley Classical Leadership Academy, St. Louis, MO Pudd'nHead Books
Fri. Oct. 1, 2010
School visits
St. Louis, MO
Portrait of Cinda, hands upturned St. Louis County Library Auditorium
Thu. Sept. 30, 2010, 7:00 pm
Headquarters Branch
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-994-3300 St. Louis, MO
Cinda holding a live chicken on its back in her hands Drew, Cinda, and Bookstore Chicken at Wild Rumpus Wild Rumpus
Wed. Sept. 29, 2010, coordinating school visits
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Cinda with 3 young girlsSome of my fans in Hudson, OH

The Learned Owl Bookstore
The Exiled Queen book release event!
Tue. Sept. 28, 2010, 6-8 pm, + school visits
204 N. Main Street
Hudson OH 44236
330-653-2252 / 800-968-2685

Panel session in the old court house Cinda and other authors signing books
Decatur Book Festival
Madness Behind the Magic Panel
September 3-5, 2010, Decatur, GA

Cinda and 3 authors at their panel discussion

Context Science Fiction
and Fantasy Conference

August 27-29, 2010
The Doubletree Hotel
175 Hutchinson
Columbus, OH, 43235

SCBWI Summer Conference
Attending and schmoozing
Los Angeles, California
July 30-August 2, 2010

Turner Memorial Library Summer Reading Program
Skype Visit
Magic on the Page: Writing and Publishing Fantasy Fiction
July 22, 2010, 12 noon
Presque Isle, ME

Barberton Public Library
Author Presentation, Book Sale and Signing
Magic on the Page: Writing and Publishing Fantasy Fiction

July 21, 2010, 6 p.m.
Cinda 602 West Park Ave.
Barberton, OH 44203

Kindling Words West
June 6-12, 2010
Taos, NM

Cinda and four other authors

At lunch at the Old Mill Restaurant
Jo Knowles, Cinda, Cindy Faughnan, Tam Smith, and Mark Hughes

New England SCBWI Conference
May 14 -16, 2010

Cinda signing a book for a young woman Lakewood Main Library Auditorium
Author Presentation, Book Sale and Signing
Magic on the Page: Writing and Publishing Fiction

May 10, 2010, 7:00 pm
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Keith Phone: (216) 226-8275

Books for sale at the Ohioana Book Fair

My display at the Ohioana Book Fair

Cinda and Mrs. Frances Strickland

Me and Frances Strickland.

The 2010 Ohioana Book Festival
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Ohioana and the State Library of Ohio
274 E. First Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201

The honorary chair of the festival was Mrs. Frances Strickland, wife of Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio. Mrs. Strickland hosted a wonderful reception for the authors at her home after the festival.

Cinda and LOTS of students seated on the floor in the gym St. Mary's School, Berea, OH
School Visit
April 30, 2010

Lorain Admiral King High School
Lorain Public Library System
Author Visit
April 14, 2010
Lorain, OH 44052

Cinda with many students in the school library Cinda seated with the audience in the library

South Western High School
Skype Author Visit
Hanover, PA 17331
April 13, 2010

Cinda with two other women.

Friends Central Middle School
School Visit
April 7, 2010
Wynnewood, PA 19096



Terri Jones, Cinda, and Penny Joines

Cinda with a dozen kids seated on the floor of the bookstore Children’s Book World
Author Event and Signing
April 6, 2010, 7:00 pm
17 Haverford Station Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041

Cinda seated with 3 other authors

Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts
Spring Conference 2010
March 27-28, 2010
Columbus, OH



Cinda, author Sharon Flake, story teller Kevin Cordi,
author Steven Layne

Audience at the book store presentation Mac's Backs Books on Coventry
Book Signing and Author Event
Saturday, March 13, 2010, 4-6 p.m.
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Tel: 216-321-2665

Cinda in front of a sign: Welcome to the Hudson Middle School Cinda Williams Chima Hudson Middle School
School Visit
February 9-10, 2010
Hudson, OH 44236
Cinda speaking to an auditorium full of students
Lots of students in the library for a writing workshop

Streator High School
Streator, IL
Jan. 13, 2010

SHS Welcomes Author Cinda Chima sign

Cinda in front of a large window painted with a Warrior Heir theme

Cinda with 14 students in the library Cinda and three students with a ukelele

Roanoke-Benson High School
Roanoke, IL
Jan 14, 2010

Cinda and students in front of the Roanoke-Benson sign in the snowCinda and 8 students at school

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