Cinda Williams Chima

Shadowcaster (book two in Shattered Realms series)

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies.

Her latest series, The Shattered Realms (HarperTeen), is set in the Seven Realms world. It includes Flamecaster and Shadowcaster, with two more coming. She has also authored two teen fantasy series with Hyperion, The Heir Chronicles contemporary fantasy series, set in Ohio, and the original high fantasy Seven Realms series.

Chima believes in the magic of books. They took her from first grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to best-selling author. Visit her at She’s on Twitter and Instagram @cindachima and Facebook

Book Description:

Alyssa ana’Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too many losses, Lyss is more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, she goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon has been fighting for his king since he was a lýtling. Lately, though, he finds himself sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.



9:00-9:30am: Panel – My Writing Journey, from Teen to Today

10:50-11:20am: Panel – Like a Boss: Writing Your Way Through An Identity Crisis

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