Cinda Williams Chima: YALLFest Interview

So, if y'all don't know about this amazing festival yet, please get on board. I have gone for the past 2 years (as long as it's been in existence) and it is the most fun I have in a day! The growth from the 1st year to the 2nd was phenomenal! I can only imagine what this 3rd year will be.

I have been allowed to post this interview from Cinda Williams Chima...ya know, the author of The Heir Chronicles and Seven Realms? Yeah, her! You can check out her website for more information, or better yet, join us in November and meet her in person!
Photo by Augusten Burroughs
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What one thing do you need to have when you write?
A computer

Describe your book in 5 words
Wizards misbehave, magic goes mutant.

What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?
Usually the lines in between.

Best writing tip you ever received?
Give yourself permission to write badly.

Tell us 5 random facts about yourself.
1.       I am a twin.
2.       I am named after a character in a novel.
3.       I didn't really start driving until I was 27.
4.       I am descended from Puritans and scoundrels.
5.       I used to be in a folk music band.

Where's your favorite place to write?
On a balcony overlooking the ocean.

What are you working on now?
I’m writing The Sorcerer Heir, the fifth book in a trilogy.

At what point in the development of an idea do you know that it will become a full-length novel?
When I’m finished with a full-length novel. 
Check back with the YALLFest blog each day (especially Mondays and Fridays) for author interviews over the next 8 weeks!
November, I am SO ready for you!


  1. Stopping by to say 'hi' to a fellow blogger host. YALLFest has been a blast the past two years, and I'm really looking forward to this year!

    1. Hey there!!! I have had so much fun the past two years. This is going to be another amazing festival! I can't wait!!!! So many awesome authors who haven't visited yet!