Hiram College

New York Times best-selling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She nearly failed first grade because she was always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she was writing novels in class, which were often confiscated. Cinda believes in the magic of books. Books took her from first grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to New York Times best-selling author of two teen fantasy series. “The Heir Chronicles” is a contemporary fantasy series set in Ohio. “The Seven Realms” series is a traditional fantasy set in the long ago and far away. Coming soon: “The Shattered Realms,” a new generation of magic set in the Seven Realms. All of her novels involve wizards behaving badly.

These days, Cinda daydreams on the page. Visit her at www.cindachima.com.