Cinda Williams Chima began writing romance novels – frequently confiscated – in middle school. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Heir series of YA fantasy. A graduate of the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University, Cinda has been a freelance writer and columnist for the Plain Dealer and other publications. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons. Her new adult fantasy series began with THE DEMON KING.