Announcing Cinda Williams Chima Author of The Enchanter Heir

#ATBF13 welcomes acclaimed author Cinda Williams Chima to the lineup! THE ENCHANTER HEIR is book four in the Heir Chronicles, but you may also be a fan of her amazing Seven Realm series! All those beautiful signed books with swords, rings, and crowns will look awesome on your bookshelf! Be sure to join us 9.28.13!

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What was the first book you bought with your own money?
Growing up, I had little money, so I haunted the library, and asked for books for Christmas. I believe the first book I bought with my own money was THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. I still have the tattered mass market paperback copy.

Who are a few authors you fan over?
Oh, so many so many. I fan over Maggie Stiefvater, Cassandra Clare, Robin LaFevers, Veronica Roth, Rick Yancey…oh, just go to my Goodreads page

Where would you spend your dream vacation?
Again, tough choice, depends on whether I need relaxation or stimulation. For the former, St. John’s USVI; for the latter, the UK.

What’s your favorite Willie Nelson song?
Since I’m a writer, these are all songs written by Willie Nelson. I saw him in person once in Dallas! 1) Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away 2) On the Road Again 3) Crazy 4) Why Do I Have to Choose? (yes, that’s a song, and it captures how I feel here)

For more information about Cinda Williams Chima and her books, check out her website:

They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre—the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors, Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a global network that hunts the undead. He is being groomed to succeed Gabriel Mandrake, the sorcerer, philanthropist, and ruthless music promoter who established the Thorn Hill Foundation, the public face of Nightshade. More and more, Jonah’s at odds with Gabriel’s tactics and choice of targets. Desperate to help his dying brother Kenzie, Jonah opens doors that Gabriel prefers to keep closed.

Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life—and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.

Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards’ suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Madison Moss and the Interguild Council, threatening the fragile peace brokered at Trinity.

Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid growing suspicion that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.

Rent a mini-van, grab your friends and head on down to the Austin Convention Center on September 28th to meet Chima and all of her author pals! See you there!