Thursday, March 8, 2018

Enter the Stormcaster Preorder Giveaway!

Storm Warning!
Stormcaster is coming 3 April 2018

Are you ready for stormy weather? Everyone who preorders Stormcaster from any retail outlet (local bookstore, chain bookstores, online, digital, audiobook) is eligible to enter the STORMCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY.
The grand prize is 

1. Your CHOICE of a box set of The Seven Realms paperbacks or all FIVE Heir Chronicles hardcovers PLUS
2. A scrimshaw miniature of a schooner sailing ship in honor of the pirate, Evan Strangward. Traditionally, scrimshaw was done on ivory. This was done using traditional techniques using a resin base
3. And, most amazing, a hardcover first edition of SHADOWCASTER, the second book in the Shattered Realms series, with the ORIGINAL MAGEMARK cover. How can I do this? I have been holding onto one prototype magemark book jacket for just such an occasion. I have covered a hardbound book with this jacket, and will include the new jacket as well. A one-of-a-kind prize for a fan of the series and the original art.
4. A hardbound first edition of Flamecaster with the original cover to go with your one-of-a-kind Shadowcaster. All books will be signed and personalized per the winner's request.

Here's how to enter:


Monday, February 19, 2018

Meet Me at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 
6:30-7:30 pm

Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Rd Charlotte NC 28209
(704) 525-9239

When I had to cancel an event at Park Road Books last spring, I promised to reschedule. So here's the deets: I'll be there with Flamecaster, Shadowcaster, and a sneak preview of Stormcaster (out April 3!) If you can't make the event, but would like signed copies of my Realms books, call the store at least 48 hours ahead. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Upcoming Appearances and Events Spring 2018

I don't know about you, but I've definitely been having cabin fever. On deadline, snowbound, etc.
But I'll be out and about this spring, even before the release of Stormcaster April 3. So I hope to meet up with you on the road!

Also, keep an eye out for pre-release contests and giveaways, and for news about the Stormcaster tour. You can always sign up for my newsletter here  to get the latest the earliest. If you want to read the latest newsletter, you can visit it here

Upcoming Events

I'm finally leaving the deadline cabin and getting out and about again! Check it out, and see if I'll be coming to your neck of the woods. 
Author Events Spring, 2018
Charlotte, NC
Park Road Books
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30-7:30 pm
Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Rd Charlotte NC 28209
(704) 525-9239
Shadowcaster Paperback Release!
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Festival of Books
March 10-11, 2018, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
University of Arizona Campus
Presenting authors include more than sixty authors of books for teens!
Oberlin, Ohio
Oberlin Public Library
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Writing Workshop
Lights, Camera, Action:
Using Cinematic Techniques to Deliver Character and Story
Some of you may know that Oberlin was the inspiration for the fictional college town of Trinity, Ohio, the setting for much of the action in my Heir Chronicles Books. Join me in Oberlin to learn how writers can learn a lot about writing from the movies.
More details forthcoming at
Stormcaster Release Date!!
April 3, 2018
Tour details to come!
Columbus, OH
Ohioana Bookfest
Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E State Street Columbus, OH 43215
KSU Reading-Writing Festival
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Kant State University Student Center
Columbus, OH
Marcon Columbus YA Guest of Honor
Multiple Alternative Realities Convention
May 11-13, 2018
Hyatt Regency Columbus

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Stormcaster Cover Reveal!

The Shattered Realms #3 
Is Coming Your Way
April 3, 2018


Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, wave, and weather, but his magical abilities can’t protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine’s relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent. If he can’t convince the wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall, and his last sanctuary will be destroyed. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can’t stand to lose.

Meanwhile, the queen’s formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana’Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the Empress’ ship, sailing east. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the Empress from within her own tightly controlled stronghold.

The runaway prince, Adrian sul'Han, returns home to find that his future is i
rrevocably altered by the choices he's made. Determined to make things right, he assembles an unlikely crew to embark on a desperate mission.

After a childhood on the run from his brutal father, Destin Karn has become the ruthless enforcer for a brutal king. His primary goal is to survive--until he meets the one weapon that he cannot defend against.

Profoundly changed by his time in the north, Captain Hal Matelon returns home to a battle he'd never have chosen--to negotiate an end to the Ardenine civil war and unite the empire against the threat from the east.

Intricately interwoven storylines converge in this gripping novel as the warring Seven Realms struggle to unite against a horrific tyrant. 

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

We Have a Winner!!

The winner of the Shadowcaster Preorder Megaprize Giveaway is

Annie Ding of Arlington, Virginia!

Her entry was randomly chosen from all entries received.

The signed bookplates and bookmarks are on their way to the first fifty people who entered.

Thanks, everyone, for playing, and hope you enjoy the read!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shadowcaster Is Just a Week Away !

This is your last chance to:

Enter the Shadowcaster 
Preorder Mega-Giveaway
Deadline is 4 April 2017 (release date)
Details are here

Order Signed, Personalized Books
Contact any of the venues below prior to the event date. You can always order signed books through my local bookstore, The Learned Owl .

Plan on Attending Shadowcaster Tour Events
Would love to hang out with you at one of these events. Other appearances will be scheduled in the fall. If you want to keep up with events, giveaways, and other news, consider subscribing to my newsletter here

Charlotte NC: CANCELLED!
Due to Family Emergency
Author Appearance and Signing
April 1, 2017, 2 pm
Park Road Shopping Center
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

Hudson, OH
Shadowcaster Hometown Release Event !!
April 4, 2017, 6:00 PM
204 N Main St
Hudson OH 44236

Downer's Grove, IL
Author Appearance and Signing
Wednesday, April 5th – 7:00 PM
Downers Grove
5112 Main St.
Downers GroveIL 60515

Brentwood, TN
Author Appearance and Signing
Thursday, April 6th – 7:00 PM
1701 Mallory Ln
Brentwood TN 37027

Austin, TX
Author Appearance and Signing
Saturday, April 8th –  2:00 PM
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin TX 78703

Palo Alto, CA
Author Appearance and Signing
Sunday, April 9th –  2:00 PM
855 El Camino Real #74
Palo Alto CA

Santa Cruz, CA
Author Appearance and Signing
Monday, April 10th –  4:00 PM
1520 Pacific Av
Santa Cruz CA 95060

Houston, TX
Author Appearance and Signing
Tuesday, April 11th – 7:00 PM
14532 Memorial Dr
Houston TX 77079

Southern Kentucky Bookfest
Appearance Cancelled!!

Cleveland Heights, OH
Author Appearance and Signing
Tuesday April 25, 2017, 7-9 pm
Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118 216.321.2665


Cambridge, MA
Boston Teen Author Festival
Saturday Sept 23, 2017, 9:30-5 pm
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge Latin School
449 Broadway Cambridge MA 02138

Nashville, TN
Southern Festival of Books
October 13-15, 2017
War Memorial Plaza
Nashville TN

Wooster, OH
Buckeye Book Fair
Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:30-4
Fisher Auditorium OSU-OARDC
1680 Madison Ave, Wooster OH 44691

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Enter the Shadowcaster Preorder Megaprize Giveaway!!

When you preorder a's like a gift you give your future self, right? Well, here in the Realms, we're all about gifting. Now that Shadowcaster is a month away, it's time to roll out the gifts and prizes.

So here ya go:

Everyone (US and Canada) who pre-orders SHADOWCASTER from ANY retailer–local, chain, online, hardcopy, digital–is eligible to win this epic prize pack:

  • A signed first edition hardcover set of the Seven Realms quartet (now out of print.) 
  • A signed first edition hardcover of FLAMECASTER
  • A signed advance reader copy of SHADOWCASTER with the original cover art
  • A lovely dragon pendant to warn others of your inner dragon
  • Other related swag--bookmarks, tattoos, pens, bracelets, and the like. 
  • The first 50 entries will receive a signed bookplate just for entering if you include your mailing address with your entry. 
  • This offer good only in the US and Canada.
  • Deadline is April 4 (the release date.) 

Here's how to enter:

1. PLEASE follow these directions. I'm not very good at following directions, either, but I need your help in order to get you properly entered because I don't have minions. 
2. Send an email to cwchimapromo at gmail dot com. In the subject line, put SHADOWCASTER PREORDER GIVEAWAY ENTRY
3. In the body of your email, include your name and snail mail address; and how/if you would like your books to be personalized.
4. If you would like to receive a signed bookplate, bookmark, etc include your snail mail address. 
5. Make sure I have the best email to contact you
6. THIS IS IMPORTANT: Attach an image of proof of purchase for your preordered book, whether it's an online receipt, a receipt from a store, an email confirmation of an order, a notarized statement from your local bookseller--whatever way you can show me you've placed a preorder
7. Questions? Email me at that same address with the header PREORDER GIVEAWAY QUESTION