New York Times bestselling novelist Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking
animals and kick-butt Barbies. She nearly failed first grade because she was
always daydreaming instead of listening. By junior high, she was writing romance novels
in class, which were often confiscated. Cinda believes in the magic of books. Books took her from first
grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to best-selling
author of fantasy novels for teens of all ages. These days, she daydreams on the page.