Upcoming Events and Appearances
Back to the Confusion
January 16-18, 2015
Dearborn Doubletree Hotel
Con details here http://confusionsf.org/
Chicago, IL Area
February 4, 2015
Lake Forest High School
Lake Forest, IL
Fairview Park, OH
Louis F Mayer Middle School Visit
February 11, 2014
Ft Myers, Florida
Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Saturday, March 21
Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park,
Fort Myers River District
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!
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!
Past Events - 2014
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.
13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
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
November 21-23, 2014
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
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
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.
||Naperville, IL (Chicago area)
Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 pm
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
Two Doors East
111 W Jefferson Ave.,
Naperville, IL 60540
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 pm
Books and Company
Sorcerer Heir Launch Party
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440
||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!
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 (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:
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1-5 pm
A Celebration of the Arts, Weekend of the Pooka
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.
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
LGBTQA panelists Casey Fiesler, Nessa Worfin, Stephanie Perkins, Cinda, Christopher Elliot, and
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
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
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
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, 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
Reading: Cinda Williams Chima
Time: Sun 02:30 pm Location: University - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
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)
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9 to 4 pm
Western Reserve Book Festival
Details to follow
Hiram, OH 44234
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Breaking Genre: A Writer's Conference
Case Western Reserve University
11112 Bellflower Road
Thursday, May 8, 2014
KSU Reading-Writing Conference
Kent State University
Marissa Meyer, me, Ally Condie, Kendare Blake, Stephanie Bodeen, Matt De LaPena
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