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Past Events - 2011

Cinda with many students in a classroom

Manchester High School
Nov. 16, 2011

Cinda, Nathan, and Mike Buckeye Bookfair
November 5, 2011
Fisher auditorium
Wooster, OH
Cinda with a young woman, holding books Cinda signing a book for a young man

Cinda getting a hug from author Cinda Chima and author Patrick Rothfuss World Fantasy Convention
October 27-31, 2011
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
THree men and Cinda seated at a table
The Importance of the Journey Panel, Bruce McAllister, Bernard Dukas, Cinda Chima, David Coe

Group photo, 10 people
The panel, including Karen Healey, Cinda Chima, Malinda Lo, Greg van Eekhout, Holly Black, Cindy Pon, along with library staff and friends
Cinda sitting next to Holly Black
Cinda and Holly Black
Diversity in YA Signing Event
Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7 p.m.
The Poway Library
13137 Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Library website:
Diversity in YA Website

Close up signing a book Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Oceanside, CA
Author Reading and Signing Event
With Cinda Williams Chima, Garth Nix, and Sean Williams

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
El Camino North Shopping Center
2615 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Cinda standing with 3 other peopleCinda, Garth Nix, Connie Sol from B&N, Sean Williams
Cinda signing a book for a young manColton and Cinda
2 young menRyan and Colton

Cinda with a classroom full of students Cindaa with a young man Vista Academy
Vista, CA
Wed. Oct 26, 2011

5 women authorsChristina Wald, Cinda, Liz Coley, Tricia Springstubb, and Nancy Roe Pimm at the author reception Cinda and a young manCinda with a fan at Books by the Banks Books by the Banks Bookfest
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Duke Energy Convention Center

Group of writers at the library

Cuyahoga County Library Chagrin Falls Branch
Writing Workshop: Worldbuilding, Elements of Fantasy Writing
October 20, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
100 East Orange Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022-2799
phone 440-247-3556

Writing workshop at the Chagrin Falls Library
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6 librarians in grey T-shirts and crazy hats. Cinda with a boa.

Spartanburg Teen Reading Festival
Teencentric 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011



< Cinda with Spartanburg County Library Teen Staff
at Teencentric 2011

Cinda signing a book for a woman.

OELMA Annual Conference
Ohio Educational Library Media Association

October 13-14, 2011
Columbus, OH Convention Center


At Authorpalooza, OLEMA

Cinda with 4 fansWith Matthew Daniels, Savanna Wells, Liz Adkins
Cinda talking ito a room full of listenersNobody likes to sit in the front row
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
Magic on the Page: Writing Young Adult Fantasy
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7 p.m.
3512 Darrow Road Stow, OH 44224

Cinda speaking to an aduience at Chapters Cinda with 2 young women.Jessamine and Caro saw the trailer in the theatre and bought the books! Chapters Booksellers
Appearance and Signing
Wed., Sept. 28, 7 pm
20015 Langley By-Pass,
Unit 115
Langley, British Columbia V3A 8R6 Canada
(604) 514-8663

Four fans with Cinda at the bookstore. Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park WA 98155
Tuesday, Sept 27, 7pm

Secret Garden Bookshop
and school events

2214 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107
Monday, Sept 26, Time TBD

Cinda with a young man.With Grant, a fan from Washington High School. Cinda speaking to a school library full of people.McClure Middle School, Seattle area. Suzanne Perry of Secret Garden Books introduced me.
Cinda with a group of students.Northshore Middle School, Seattle area Cinda with a large group of students Jane Addams Middle School, Seattle area

Five women who came to see me.

Hood River County Library
Author Appearance and Signing
Sunday, Sept 25, 2 p.m.
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031


Booksellers and friends at Hood River County Library, Jenny Cohen, of Waucome Books, Jamie Miller, Starla Scheiss, Cinda, Angela Hanson, of Klindt's Booksellers, Jennifer Jansen Anderson.

Cinda seated next to a young womanWith Shelley (Bella) Bunnell Powell’s Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
Saturday, Sept 24, 4 pm
Cinda signing books Seated audience at the book store

Cinda speaking to a library full of students Kenilworth Junior High School
Petaluma, CA
Cinda with 3 young womenAt Copperfield's Books, Petaluma, CA. The middle girl is named Raisa. Cinda with a young woman holding The Demon KingWith Ruby, a fan, at Copperfield's Books Copperfield's Books
Thursday, Sept 22
Petaluma, CA
Cinda speaking to a group.At the Menlo Park Library Cinda with a young fan.Cinda with Natasha of Back to Wonderland Menlo Park Library
800 Alma Street Menlo Park, CA 94025
Thursday, Sept 22, 7 pm

Cinda with a young girl.Carien Hoogwater interviewed me for The Denver Post Cinda signing books for a young man.Chris began with The Warrior Heir Tattered Cover Book Store
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Wednesday, Sept 21, 7 pm

Courtney in a white wig and black cape next to Cinda.With Courtney Lowe, Library Community Relations Director, aka Fiona Bayar Clay replica of the Demon King's amulet
The awesome Courtney Lowe of Provo City Library made this amulet for me!
Provo City Library
550 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601
Tuesday, Sept 20, 7 pm
Cinda and a young womanWith blogger extraordinaire Emily of Emily's Reading Room Cinda signing books at a tableSigning Emily's books  

Cinda signing books at Watermark Books Watermark Books and Cafe
4701 E. Douglas Wichita, KS 67218
Monday, Sept 19, 6 pm
Cinda and students at Allison MS Allison Middle School
Mon. Sept. 19, 2011
Wichita, KS

Cinda with a young man and a chewed up bookKorbyn's dog ate his book! Elyria Public Library West River Branch
Magic on the Page: Writing Young Adult Fantasy
Saturday, September 10, 1 p.m.
1194 West River Rd.
North Elyria, Ohio 44035

6 women at a table

Panel session at DragonCon

DragonCon logo

Cinda and Rachel Caine in front of a poster

Draco, Cinda, and author Rachel Caine

September 2-5, 2011
Atlanta, GA

Cinda signing books at the Barnes and Noble store in Alpharetta, GA. Barnes & Noble, Alpharetta, GA
Author Appearance and Signing
Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m.
Mansell Crossings Shopping Center
7660 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Cinda signing books at a table Many fans lin the store
Learned Owl Book Shop
The Gray Wolf Throne Launch Event
204 N Main St Hudson, OH 44236
Tuesday, Aug 30, 6-8 pm

Photo of Cinda

Me at the ConText sales area

3 authors in the panel

Rules of Writing and When to Break Them Panel; Steve Saus, Me, and Lineea Sinclair

Context 24 Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
August 26-28, 2011
The Doubletree Hotel
175 Hutchinson
Columbus, OH, 43235

River Bend Writing Project
Writing Workshop via Skype
June 21, 2011
University of Southern Indiana

Ridley Pearson, Cinda, and Dave Barry

Ridley Pearson, Cinda, and Dave Barry at the Disney Publishing Dinner, BEA

Kristi and Cinda

Kristi from Story Siren

Book Expo America 2011
May 24-26, 2011
New York City, NY

Several students with Cinda Student-made poster for The Exiled Queen
Bay Middle School
Writing Workshops
Bay Village, OH

Cinda with a large group of students

Doerre MS

Cinda with 7 students

Strack MS

Klein ISD School Visits

May 10-11, 2011
Klein, TX (Houston area)
Cinda with 9 students Highland Park ISD School Visits
May 11-12, 2011
Highland Park, TX (Dallas area)
Fans at the Barnes and Noble signing Barnes & Noble Booksellers,
Houston, TX

Author Visit and Signing
May 10, 2011, 6 p.m.
5303 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77069

Northeast ISD School Visits
May 5-6, 2011
San Antonio, TX

YA A to Z Conference
Panelist and Signings
April 15-16, 2011
Hyatt Regency, Austin, Tx

6 authors seated at a table, Cinda in center

Panel session with authors James Dashner, Greg Taylor, Jordan Sonnenblick, Melissa Kantor, and Helen Frost

4 young women with Cinda at the Hyperion booth

The Gray Wolf Throne ARCs were a hot commodity in the Hyperion booth.

Cinda with many young fans

At the TLA Teen Mingle

Texas Library Association Meeting
Lone Star Panel and TT4L Teen Events
April 14-16, 2011
Austin, TX

Cinda seated with a large group of students

Menlo Park Academy
April 1, 2011
Cleveland, OH

Cinda, Mary Ellis, Linda Robertson, and S. Andrew Swan seated at a table

Crocker Park Barnes & Noble, Westlake, OH
Four-Author Craft Discussion and Signing Event
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 1 p.m.
198 Crocker Park Boulevard, Westlake, OH 44145 (440) 250-9233

I joined authors S. Andrew Swann, Linda Robertson, and Mary Ellis for a discussion of the craft of writing and the road to publication. We write everything from historical werewolf tales and science fiction, to Amish Romance, to Young Adult Fantasy, to Urban Fantasy. Collectively, we have published more than thirty-five books.

A young man and 5 young women reading Cinda's books

Sherman Public Library Author Fest
January 24, 2011
Sherman Public Library and Piner Middle School
421 N. Travis
Sherman, TX 75090


Left: SPLAT members (Sherman Public Library Advisory Teans) prepping for my visit to Sherman Public Library and Piner Middle School

Frisco, TX School District
School visits
January 18-21, 2011

Florida SCBWI Regional Conference
January 14-16, 2011
Miami, FL

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