Friday, July 6, 2012

Cinda Williams Chima Workshop Announcement

Cincinnati welcomes Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times Best-sellingYA Author for 7/14 workshop

Workshop Description:

Developing Characters Your Readers will Love

Characters are critical in engaging readers and driving story. In this
interactive writing workshop, participants learn to develop compelling
viewpoint and oppositional characters, identify what their characters want,
and use those desires to drive plot and conflict. Effective techniques for
delivering character and allowing readers to participate in story are

About Cinda Williams Chima:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up
with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She began writing poetry and
stories in third grade, and novels in junior high school. Her Heir
Chronicles 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 (September, 2010) and The
Gray Wolf Throne (August, 2011.) The Crimson Crown is scheduled for fall,

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. Her books also appear on numerous state awards lists. Both series are
New York Times bestsellers.

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 lives in
Ohio with her family, and is always working on her next novel.

Join Cinda at the Oasis in Cincinnati, Ohio 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. on July 14!

The Oasis Conference Center
902 Loveland-Miamiville Road
Loveland, Ohio 45140

Cost for non-OVRWA members $20.*

* Advance registration required. Spaces limited. 

To register, or for more information, visit

Hope to see you there!

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