Author Talk

St. George’s Senior Library Presents: CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA

Tuesday, November 15th 2011 @ 12:50

Join us at lunch in the St. George’s Senior Library for a live Skype conversation with proclaimed author Cinda Williams Chima!

Chima is the author of two young adult contemporary fantasy series — the Heir Chronicles and the Seven Realms.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima began writing poetry and stories in third grade, and novels in junior high school. Her Heir Chronicals young adult contemporary fantasy series includes The Warrior Heir (2006), The Wizard Heir (2007), and The Dragon Heir (2008), all from Hyperion, with two more books forthcoming. Chima’s best-selling YA high fantasy Seven Realms series launched with The Demon King (2009), followed by The Exiled Queen (2010) and The Gray Wolf Throne (2011). The Crimson Crown is scheduled for fall, 2012.

Chima’s books have received starred reviews in Kirkus and VOYA, among others. They have been named Booksense and Indie Next picks, an International Reading Association Young Adult Choice, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, to the Kirkus Best YA list, and the VOYA Editors’ Choice Best Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror, and Perfect Tens lists.

Prior to becoming a novelist, Chima was a freelance contributor to the Plain Dealer (Cleveland) and other local and regional publications, focusing on health-­‐ related topics and personal essays about family life.

Born in Springfield, OH in 1952, Chima graduated from the University of Akron in 1975 with a BA in Philosophy, and in 1981 received a post-baccalaureate in Nutrition. She received her master’s degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in 1984.

Chima was a recipient of the 2008 Lit Award for Fiction from the Cleveland Lit and was named a Cleveland Magazine Interesting Person 2009. She has been active in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Science Fiction and Fantasy association (SFWA.) She lives in Ohio with her family, and is always working on her next novel.

Chima often addresses writing questions and concerns on her website and blogs. Find Chima online at or cindachima.blogspot.

If you enjoy reading the fantasy genre, or if you’re just interested in hearing about the ways a writer chooses to write, you are encouraged to come by the library at lunch. And remember to bring a question or two for Mrs. Chima!

Also, drop by the senior library at any time to pick up one of the following titles:




Filed under New Fiction @ SGSS, Our Favourite Authors

3 responses to “Author Talk

  1. Anonymous

    cant believe i missed it. . .

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