An Author is Coming!!!

We’re so excited to let you know that an author visit has been arranged for February 4th!

So you’ve got plenty of time to read all her books–and buy them if you want to get them signed.

We’ll give you some hints.

She began writing poetry and stories in third grade about her pet English Bulldog and tropical fish, now she writes fantasy.

Both of her series have been on the New York Times Bestseller List!

Her first novel is also on Lake Forest High School’s Most Checked Out Titles of All Time list.*

Her books won awards —  the list is as long as my arm.** 

One of her series takes place in modern Ohio. Except with swords and duels and magic and Heirs

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The other series takes place, errr, not in Ohio. It’s in the Seven Realms, with “reformed” thieves and rebel princesses and civil war and also magic. (Magic is cool.)

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*Alright, so I made this list up, but if we did have this list, she’d be on it right under John Green, Suzanne Collins, and Markus Zusak.

**Not actually as long as my arm.


Our visiting author is….


We are so excited to welcome Ms. Chima to LFHS this winter! February 4th, 2015 Ms. Chima will do a presentation in the auditorium third period, followed by a signing. Then come hang out in the library during the lunch periods, where she’ll do writing workshops with students, talk about books, publishing, and writing for a living.

The Warrior Heir is also our book club book! Tuesday, December 16th, at 7AM start your morning off right with breakfast and books!

THE WARRIOR HEIR (The Heir Chronicles, #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity.  Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers.  Then one day Jack skips his medicine.  Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before.  And it feels great—until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself:  He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us.  At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game—a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death.  The winning house rules the Weir.

As if his bizarre magical heritage isn’t enough, Jack finds out that he’s not just another member of Weirlind—he’s one of the last of the warriors—at a time when both houses are scouting for a player.


The Warrior Heir was named to Voya’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2005-2006, is a 2006 Booksense Summer Reading Pick, was named to the 2007-2008 Lone Star Reading List, and was a finalist for the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award. Warrior Heir received a starred review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and a “Perfect Ten” (5Q, 5P) in Voya. The Wizard Heir also received a “Perfect Ten” from Voya and appears on Voya’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2007. The Dragon Heir received a starred review in Kirkus, was named to Kirkus’s Best YA 2008 list, was a VOYA Perfect Ten, and is a USA Today, Indie Next, and NYT bestseller.