Cinda Williams Chima

Cinda's Press Kit (Bio and Photos)

Upcoming Events and Appearances

Columbus, OH
Tuesday Feb 23, 2016
School Visit
St Timothy’s School
Columbus, OH

Flamecaster Tour

I will be traveling spring 2016 (April 5 onwards) for the launch of Flamecaster. I hope to see you at one of my stops, but if I miss your town you can always order signed copies of any of my books from The Learned Owl Bookshop or pre-order from many of the other bookstores I'll be visiting.

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Hudson, OH
Tuesday, April 5th, 5:00 pm
I always launch my new books at The Learned Owl Bookshop in Hudson, OH.
204 N. Main Street
Hudson, OH 44236

Dayton, OH
Wednesday, April 6th, 7:00 pm
Books & Co
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440

Littleton, CO
Thursday, April 7th, 7:00 pm
Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, April 8th, 7:00 pm
King’s English
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

San Diego, CA
Saturday, April 9th, 4:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #202
San Diego, Ca 92111

Phoenix, AZ
Monday, April 11th, 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble #2039
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480- 538-8520

Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00 pm
4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, April 16, 2016
RT Booklovers Convention
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Giant Book Fair (650 authors)
10:30 am-2 pm, Pavilion Ballroom
YA Family Feud, 4-4:45 pm Palma A

Bowling Green, KY
Saturday, Apr. 23, 2016, 9 am to 3 pm
Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Chicago Area
Wild, Wild Midwest Conference
Apr. 29-May 1, 2016
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N Naper Blvd
Naperville IL 60561
I’ll be teaching intensives and breakouts at this regional SCBWI conference

Kent, OH
Six District Educational Compact
Reading and Writing Festival
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Kent State University Student Center
1075 Risman Dr, Kent, OH 44242

Perry, OH
YA Litcon 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:30 am - 3 pm
Author panels, breakouts, autographing.
Perry High School
1 Success Blvd
Perry, OH 44081

Pickerington, OH
Pickerington Teen Book Fest
Sat. Jun. 11, 2016, 10 am to 5 pm
Pickerington North High School
7800 Refugee Rd,
Pickerington, OH 43147



Past Events - 2015

Cinda with 3 fans & books Alliance, OH
Author Appearance and Signing
Saturday, November 21, 2 PM
Rodman Public Library
215 E Broadway St
Alliance, OH
Cinda with a young man holding Warrior Heir Cinda with a young man holding Sorcerer Heir Polite note from kids who had to leave early

Cinda in front of a sign for World Fantasy Convention Saratoga Springs, NY
World Fantasy Convention
November 5-8, 2015
Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Erlanger, KY
Northern Kentucky YA Fest
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1-4 pm
Erlanger Branch of Kenton County Public Library
401 Kenton Lands Road
Erlanger, KY 41018

6 authors in a panel session
What's New in YA Panel
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Book Festival
Science Fiction/Fantasy Mini Con
September 25-27, 2015
Inner Harbor
Cinda with 3 fans Cinda and a young woman holding a copy of Flamecaster
Cinda with Andye Reading Teen
With Andye Reading Teen
Cinda holding a copy of Flamecaster
Me reading from Flamecaster

Hiram, OH
Western Reserve Book Festival
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm
Hiram College’s Kennedy Center
11730 Garfield Rd
Hiram, OH

DragonCon logo

My family in Costume

Atlanta, GA
DragonCon 2015
Labor Day Weekend
September 4-7, 2015

Click here for my schedule for the Con (pdf)

Left - Family photo at DragonCon.
Kim Possible, Klaatu, Gort, Gray Wolf,
Calvin, and Hobbes

Young woman with a bookThis fan won an advance copy of Flamecaster 7 panelists seated at a table
YA Urban and Contemporary panel with A. J. Hartley, Christi Whitney, Zac Brewer, Delilah Dawson, Gwenda Bond, and Natalie Simpson
Young woman in armour with Cinda
An armored warrior at my signing
6 panelists seated at a table
LGBTQA panel with Alexandra Duncan, Zac Brewer, Shaun David Hutchinson, Cinda, Christopher Elliot, and Casey Fiesler

Cinda in front of a large auditorium Pickerington, OH
Pickerington Public Library YA Authorfest
Pickerington North High School
Saturday, July 25, 2015 10 AM-5 PM
Group photo of about 25 authors Authors seated on stage

East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University
Young Authors Conference
Workshop: Dialogue: The Engine of Fiction
Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, 2015

Barberton, OH
Barberton Public Library
Writing workshop: Worldbuilding: Writing Your Own Fantasy Fiction
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6 pm
602 W Park Av
Barberton, OH 44203

Hundreds of teens seated in the gym.

Rochester, NY
TBF Live! Rochester Teen Bookfest
May 16, 2015 9 am – 5 pm
Nazareth College, Main entrance at Shults Center
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Note: This is the best book party evah!

Left: The HUGE crowd at the Rochester Teen Bookfest

5 authors seated at B&N Boardman

Boardman, OH
Teen and Middle Grade Author Appearance and Signing
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 3-5 pm
Barnes & Noble, Boardman
381 Boardman Poland Rd,
Youngstown, OH 44512
(330) 629-9436

Left: Rebecca Barnhouse, Tricia Springstubb, Shelley Pearsall, Cinda,
and Megan Whalen Turner

Group photo of 4 faculty members

Kent, OH
Kent Reading and Writing Festival
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Left: Faculty members Kevin Cordi, Cinda, Alan Gratz,
and Christina Getrost

Cinda and Dr. Catherine Ramsdell

Atlanta, GA
Savannah School of Art and Design
Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:30 pm
173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309
I'll be presenting a program entitled Worldbuilding: Creating your Own Fantasy Fiction.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required using the link below.

Left: Cinda and Dr. Catherine Ramsdell in front of Ivy Hall, home of writing programs at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta

Two authors holding their books

Hudson, NY
Hudson Children's Book Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2015
215 Harry Howard Avenue at the Junior and Senior High School

Left: author MarcyKate Connolly and Cinda

Below: Cinda and fans at the Hudson Children's Book Festival

Cinda with three young women fans Cinda with a young man fan

Cinda seated at a table with books for sale
My signing table at Ohioana
Columbus, OH
Ohioana Book Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Cinda and a young woman
With Holly
Cinda and a young man
With my son Keith

Cinda with 4 other women at the TLA meeting
April Pulley Sayre, Karen Romano Young, Cinda, Alison James, Mary Lee Donovan
Austin, TX
Texas Library Association Annual Meeting
Signing Wednesday, April 15, 11:30-12:30
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX

Cinda with 4 teen volunteers
With my volunteer helpers at Litworks
Chicago Area
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9 to 4 pm
Norridge and Harwood Heights, IL
Litworks: A Teen Bookfest
Join Six authors of teen lit including Chris Crutcher, Paul Griffin, Susane Colasanti, Jessica Brody, Gene Ha and ME!

In the Books a Million sales tent

Ft Myers, Florida
Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Saturday, March 21
Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park,
Fort Myers River District

Cinda in the zone

Selfies with some fans

Fairview Park, OH
Louis F Mayer Middle School Visit
February 11, 2015

Cinda with 5 librarians in the high school library
With the library staff at Lake Forest HS
Chicago, IL area
February 4, 2015
Lake Forest High School
Lake Forest, IL

Cinda and Susan standing with a bookCinda and author Susan Dennard Dearborn, MI
Back to the ConFusion
January 16-18, 2015
Dearborn Doubletree Hotel
Con details here

Cinda and 2 women standing holding booksTeen Fusion interview

Cinda with a girl in a n anime costume
Cinda with the winner of the masquerade