Cinda Williams Chima

Past Events - 2014

Cinda and a young woman holding Seven Realms books Cleveland, OH
Loganberry’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
It’s an all-day party, with authors, live music, book seminars, food and drink.
Saturday December 6, 2014
The party runs from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Ill be signing books from noon to 1:00 pm.
Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Sorcerer Heir cover

The Sorcerer Heir Tour


National Harbor, MD
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 2014
Saturday, November 22, 9:30 – 10:45 am
Panel: The Storyteller’s Story: Three Celebrated Young Adult Authors Dive Deeply Into the Craft, Power, and Magic of YA Fiction (Cinda Williams Chima, Neal Shusterman, and Alan Sitomer)
Location: Gaylord National Resort, Potomac A

Miami, FL
Miami Bookfair
November 21-23, 2014
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

Lakeside, OH
Idlewylde Bed and Breakfast Word-Lover's Weekend
November 7-9, 2014
I'll be the writer-in-residence during a weekend devoted to creative storytelling put together by creativity coach and writer Claudia Taller. I'll be teaching a two-hour workshop called "Lights, Camera, Action: Why Writers Should Spend More Time at the Movies." In this workshop, we'll review how writers can use cinematic techniques to immerse readers in story. A limited number of critiques are available as well. For more information, visit

Cinda seated at her table surrounded by books Wooster, OH
Buckeye Bookfair
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:30 – 4:00
Fisher Auditorium OARDC

Cinda with 3 women from The Learned Owl Hudson, OH
Sorcerer Heir Local Launch
Friday, October 24, 2014, 5:00 pm
The Learned Owl bookstore
204 N. Main St.
Hudson, OH 44236
330-653-2252 / 800-968-2685 You can order autographed copies of The Sorcerer Heir or any of my other books from The Learned Owl.

Cinda signing books for several fans Naperville, IL (Chicago area)
Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 pm
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
Two Doors East
111 W Jefferson Ave.,
Naperville, IL 60540

Cinda standing with the store manager Dayton, OH
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 pm
Books and Company
Sorcerer Heir Launch Party
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440
Phone: 937-429-2169

Cinda at the Disney booth at Comic Con New York Comic Con
Javits Center, NYC
October 9 – 12, 2014
Sunday, October 12 1:15 – 2:00 pm
PANEL: How A Game Of Thrones Changed Fantasy... Or Did It?
The Sorcerer Heir will be available at this east coast launch!

7 authors in the panel
PANEL: How A Game Of Thrones Changed Fantasy... Or Did It?
Gail Martin, Robin Hobb, Cinda, Seth Fishman, Dave Peterson, Patrick Rothfuss, and Garth Ni

The World of Weir Blog Tour banner

The World of Weir Blog Tour (Completed)

Those with magical powers in The Heir Chronicles are known as the Weir. The World of Weir blog tour leads up to the release of the can’t-miss series finale, The Sorcerer Heir (in-stores October 21st) by celebrating the magical fantasy world and the five types of magical guilds. Follow the daily links on this page for playlists, nail art, and more inspired by the series, plus exclusive excerpts from the upcoming finale.

Google Live Hangout Event
Saturday September 27, 8:00-9:00 pm EST
Reading for Pixels, The Project to Stop Violence Against Women
Eleven awesome authors including Ellen Hopkins, Sarah J Maas and Alyson Noel are scheduled for hangouts throughout the month of September to promote awareness of violence against women and to raise monies in the fight against it.

This can be viewed here:

For more information:

Event banner, photos of Cinda & 4 books

Bedford Ohio
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1-5 pm
A Celebration of the Arts, Weekend of the Pooka
Bedford Commons
730 Broadway Avenue, Bedford Ohio
There'll be music, dancing, great food, and arts programs all weekend long. I'll be there Saturday 1-5.

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DragonCon 2014

Atlanta, GA Labor Day Weekend
August 29 - September 1, 2014
I'll be a guest at the World's Largest Fantasy and Sci-Fi Convention

Cinda with two costplayers

Six panelists seated at a table
LGBTQA panelists Casey Fiesler, Nessa Worfin, Stephanie Perkins, Cinda, Christopher Elliot, and moderator.

Title: Representation Matters: LGBTQA in YA
Description: Less than 3% of YA books feature LGBTQA characters. What books are there now, and what can the industry do better? Audience participation encouraged!
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Tentative Panelists: Cinda Williams Chima, Stephanie Perkins

Five panelists seated at a table
Urban Fantasy panelists Bonnie Kunzel, Gwenda Bond, Delilah Dawson, Cinda, Mari Mancusi

Title: Urban Fantasy in YA
Description: We love a little magic, monsters, super powers—but rooted in the real world. What makes a compelling urban fantasy, and what are your faves?
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: A707 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Gwenda M. Bond, Cinda Williams Chima, Bonnie Kunzel, Mari Mancusi

Six panelists seated at a table
Barking up the Wrong Tree panelists Diana Peterfreund, Cinda, Bill Fawcett, Richard Lee Byers, ?, and Mari Mancusi

Title: Barking up the Wrong Tree
Description: Pets and their people...How to incorporate "pets" (dogs, dragons, demons) of all sorts into your novel in a believable way as realistic characters.
Time: Sat 05:30 pm Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Tentative Panelists: Richard Lee Byers, Cinda Williams Chima, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Chandra Free, Mari Mancusi, Bill Fawcett

Cinda seated with fans waiting for autographs

Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: International Hall South - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Tentative Panelists: Bobby Nash, Stephanie Osborn, Larry Flaxman, Cinda Williams Chima

Cinda seated with two other authors
Cinda, Mari Mancusi, and Diana Peterfreund

Title: Writing for the Young Adult Market
Description: Perhaps the most exciting frontier of fiction is YA. This panel will discuss how to break into that market and strategies for garnering loyal readers.
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Embassy D-F - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Tentative Panelists: Mari Mancusi, Cinda Williams Chima, E. C. Myers, Diana Peterfreund, Nancy Knight

Cinda reading to the audience

Reading: Cinda Williams Chima
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: University - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)

Cinda sining books at the Missing Volume booth

Signing at The Missing Volume: Cinda Williams Chima
Time: Sun 06:00 pm Location: Signing at Missing Volume Americas mart, Booth, 328-329-330 in yellow section, 2nd floor (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Signing at Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) Table
Time: Sat 03:30 pm
Location: TBA (Length: 1 Hour)

Hiram OH
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9 to 4 pm
Western Reserve Book Festival
Details to follow
Hiram College
6925 Wakefield
Hiram, OH 44234

Cleveland, OH
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Breaking Genre: A Writer's Conference
Case Western Reserve University
Guilford House
11112 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio

Cinda signing books at the Ohioana bookfest Columbus, OH
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Ohioana Book Festival
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
600 Jack Gibbs Blvd

Kent, OH
Thursday, May 8, 2014
KSU Reading-Writing Conference
Kent State University

Richland, WA
6 authors seated at a table in the bookstore
Marissa Meyer, me, Ally Condie, Kendare Blake, Stephanie Bodeen, Matt De LaPena
HUGE pile of books in the bookstore
Barnes & Noble signing at Cavalcade

Friday, March 14, 2014, Cavalcade of Authors
I'll be appearing with 16 YA authors including Robin Benway, Josh Berk, Kendare Blake, S. A. Bodeen, Patrick Carman, Ally Condie, Rose Cooper, Matt de la Peña, Kevin Emerson, Matthew Kirby, Robin LaFeveres, Barry Lyga, Marissa Meyer, Andrew Smith, and Kat Zhang

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:30 pm
Richland Public Library - Author Appearance and Signing
955 Northgate Dr, Richland WA 99352
(509) 942-7454

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