Cinda Williams Chima
<i>New York Times</i> and <i>USA Today</i> bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima nearly failed first grade because she was always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she got in trouble for writing novels in class. Yet the magic of books took her from first grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of the Seven Realms and Heir Chronicles teen fantasy series. Her latest series, The Shattered Realms, is set in the world of the Seven Realms. In this series, she indulges her longtime obsession with pirates and dragons. Visit her at cindachima.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CindaWilliamsChima.