Oct 022019
 

When I completed the writing of RED QUEEN in 2015 I thought I was finished with Alice and Hatcher’s story. Alice and Hatcher would go on into the wilds of your imagination. Their story would continue but it would remain unwritten.

Then, last year, I heard a strange voice in my head, someone crying out – “Don’t do that, sister of Alice!”

Sister of Alice, I thought. Who on earth is this sister of Alice?

Most of my stories begin with a question that I want to answer, so I wrote a story so I could find out about this sister of Alice.  And that got me wondering about what Alice and Hatcher were doing, so I wrote two stories about their continuing adventures. Writing about Hatcher prompted me to wonder about young Hatcher and his life before Alice, so I wrote a story about that, too.

This collection was a labor of love, a last visit with two characters that have meant so much to me. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve loved writing it.

You can find more information on each story below, as well as the GORGEOUS U.S. and U.K. covers and preorder links.

In four new novellas, Christina Henry returns to the world of Alice and Red Queen, where magic runs as freely as secrets and blood.

Lovely Creature
In the New City lives a girl with a secret: Elizabeth can do magic. But someone knows her secret–someone who has a secret of his own. That secret is a butterfly that lives in a jar, a butterfly that was supposed to be gone forever, a butterfly that used to be called the Jabberwock…

Girl in Amber
Alice and Hatcher are just looking for a place to rest. Alice has been dreaming of a cottage by a lake and a field of wildflowers, but while walking blind in a snowstorm she stumbles into a house that only seems empty and abandoned…

When I First Came to Town
Hatcher wasn’t always Hatcher. Once, he was a boy called Nicholas, and Nicholas fancied himself the best fighter in the Old City. No matter who fought him he always won. Then his boss tells him he’s going to battle the fearsome Grinder, a man who never leaves his opponents alive…

The Mercy Seat
There is a place hidden in the mountains, where all the people hate and fear magic and Magicians. It is the Village of the Pure, and though Alice and Hatcher would do anything to avoid it, it lies directly in their path…

U.S. edition published by Berkley Publishing, an imprint of Penguin Random House

To add LOOKING GLASS to your Goodreads list click here

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The U.K. edition is published by Titan Books

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WriteBlend

Aug 122019
 

I’ve had some questions from readers regarding my upcoming work, so here’s a quick update:
1) First up is LOOKING GLASS. It will be released in April of 2020.
What it is not: A full-length novel about Alice and Hatcher.
What it is: Four novellas (about 40-50 pages each) set in the Chronicles of Alice universe. Two stories are about Alice and Hatcher post-RED QUEEN, one story is about young Hatcher in the Old City, and one story is about a young girl in the New City with a connection to Alice.
Preorders are available from most bookstores now for LOOKING GLASS; I’ll be posting links on this page soon. I also hope to have some cover art for you to see pretty soon as well.
2) I have another book coming out in October of next year called THE GHOST TREE.
What it is not: A retelling of any kind.
What it is: A stand-alone horror novel about a midwestern town under a curse. I am really excited about this book and I hope that all of you love it as much as I do.
3) Finally, several people have asked if there will be a sequel to THE GIRL IN RED. There is no sequel planned at this time. Thank you so much to everyone who loved Red.

May 162018
 

Hey, U.K. fans! Want to get your shiny new copies of THE MERMAID autographed? Come see me on my first ever U.K. tour! I’ll be touring with Sarah Maria Griffin, author of SPARE AND FOUND PARTS, for all dates. Two dates will also feature V.E. Schwab (A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC) and the London Picadilly date will feature Dhonielle Clayton (THE BELLES). I am so excited to meet all of you – hope to see you out on tour in late July/early August!

29th July

YALC – London, Olympia

 

30th July

Birmingham Waterstones, 6:30pm

24-26 High Street

 

31st July

Manchester Waterstones, 6:30pm

91 Deansgate

 

1st August

Newcastle Waterstones, 6:30pm

Emerson Chambers, Blackett Street

With A Darker Shade of Magic author V.E. Schwab

 

2nd August

Edinburgh Waterstones, 6:30pm

128 Princes Street

With A Darker Shade of Magic author V.E. Schwab

 

3rd August

London Piccadilly Waterstones, 6:30pm

203-206 Piccadilly Street

With The Belles author Dhonielle Clayton

 

4th August

London Forbidden Planet, 1-2pm

(signing only)

Mar 212018
 

I’ve got several appearances coming up in the next few months so I’m collecting them here for easy reference. Some of these appearances don’t have full programming details yet – I will add them in as I receive those. Hope to see many of you this year!

APRIL

April 07, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Room S405b
 
Engrossing stories, fully-realized fantasy worlds…and the bad ass female characters that inhabit them. Join a panel of authors for a lively discussion of resistance, rebellion and female characters who aren’t afraid to break the mold. Featuring Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, Promise of Shadows), Rebecca Ross (The Queen’s Rising), Christina Henry (The Mermaid, The Black Wings Series) and Sarah Beth Durst (The Queen of Sorrow, Vessel).
 
Signing: 3:00-4:00pm at tables #35 and #36 in the autographing area

MAY

  •  Signing at Barnes and Noble  – Des Moines, IA
    Wednesday May 2nd 6-8pm

Barnes & Noble
Shoppes At Three Fountains
4550 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266

I’m so excited to be the Author Guest of Honor for Demicon 29! Full programming/signing details to come.

JUNE

I’m so pleased to announce that I’ll be appearing at Denver Comic Con for the first time! Full programming/signing details to come.
Wednesday June 20th 2018
7:30pm
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.9299

JULY

  • I can’t say anything official yet but if you’re in the U.K. STAY TUNED

May 222017
 

I will be part of the massive sci-fi/fantasy book signing extravaganza hosted by the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday May 24th from 7:00-8:00pm. The event takes place at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort at 6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ.  Also on hand will be Jim Butcher, Victoria Schwab, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Wesley Chu, Myke Cole, Sam Sykes, Aprilynne Pike and many, many more of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors! You don’t want to miss this one.

I will also be at Phoenix Comic-Con from Thursday May 25th to Sunday May 28th. I am on seven panels and there are also two signing sessions, so please come see me if you are attending! Here’s my schedule:

Thursday May 25th

Fantasy and Magic in Literature :: North 126AB 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

For many readers, fantasy was one of the first genres that led them to a love of books. From Lord of the Rings to Dungeons and Dragons to Harry Potter, these beloved stories were read and digested over and over. Fantasy and magic can also spawn everything from sorcery to the paranormal, and swords to urban environments. These authors will discuss their worlds and how, regardless of what academics say, fantasy is literature.

Bradley P. BEAULIEU
Beth Cato
Christina Henry
Brian McClellan
Katie Salidas
V.E. Schwab

Keeping it Funny :: North 126C 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dying’s easy; humor’s hard. Get tips and tricks from authors who write humorous science fiction, fantasy, and even horror.

Bradley P. BEAULIEU
Christina Henry
Gini Koch
Joseph Nassise
Yvonne Navarro

 

Friday May 26th

Writing Badass Women :: North 126C 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Complex female characters are thankfully becoming a staple in fantasy and science fiction. However, it can be a challenge to not succumb to well-worn tropes and societal norms when creating them. These authors are ready to share their firsthand experiences of creating badass women.

Elizabeth Bear
Beth Cato
Neo Edmund
Christina Henry
Alexandra Oliva
Aprilynne Pike
Katie Salidas

Get Me Out Of Here! :: North 126C 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Time for some cross-genre fun and maybe make one of our authors scream “Get me out of here!” We will be asking our authors questions about something outside their genre and let you decide if their answer holds up. Let’s see what a sci-fi writer knows about magic systems or a fantasy author knows about the Andromeda nebula.

Ryan Dalton
Christina Henry
Scott Lynch
Brian McClellan
Amy K. Nichols
Alan Smale
Sam Sykes

Alexandra Oliva, Christina Henry, Scott Lynch, Brian McClellan, and V.E. Schwab Signing :: North 124AB
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Saturday May 27th

Terry Brooks, Alan Dean Foster, Christina Henry, Quincy J. Allen and Claudia Gray Signing :: Exhibitor Hall Author Signing 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Build A Story Workshop :: North 126C 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Ever wanted to help build a story framework and then flesh it out as bonafide fanfiction? Imagine doing it with award-winning authors from different genres. The goal is to build a story framework in an interactive environment and then flesh it out and make it your own. We may even Web publish some!

Ryan Dalton
Neo Edmund
Christina Henry
Jason M. Hough
Michael MacLean
Amy K. Nichols
Alan Smale

Sex and Romance in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal :: North 126C  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Romance is a part of life, as is sex, but how much is too much, and how do you do it well? Our panelists share the fun and challenges of having characters who fall in love with aliens, ghosts, the fae, and more.

L.J. Hachmeister
Christina Henry
Erin Kellison
Gini Koch
Yvonne Navarro
Erin Quinn
Katie Salidas

 

Sunday, May 28th

Paranormal Fun :: North 126C 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Paranormal stories can be fun to read and even more fun to write, but what makes a good paranormal yarn? How do you avoid well-worn tropes and make already-tread ground interesting and fresh? Our paranormal panel is ready to share their insights on ghosts, poltergeists, and strange phenomenon.

Christina Henry
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Gini Koch
Joseph Nassise
Dan Wickline

 

Apr 032017
 

Will you be at C2E2 on Sunday, April 23rd? I will! Come check out my panel with Danielle Paige, Ashley Poston, Tricia Levenseller, Gene Ha, and Brittany Cavallaro! I also might have some early LOST BOY copies to give away, so be sure to stop by the signing table afterwards.

Panel details:

Tale as Old As Time (The Remix): Rebooting Classic Fairytales

April 23rd 10:45-11:45

Room S402

You may think you know what really happened to Dorothy, Cinderella, and Alice but you have no idea. Come hear from the authors that are remixing your favorite fairytales (aka – tales as old as time) and adding the twists and turns that keep you turning page after page!

Signing:

April 23rd 12:00-1:00pm

Autographing Table 25

Dec 192016
 

I’m so pleased to share that the cover and an excerpt for LOST BOY were revealed today on Entertainment Weekly – follow the link to check it out!

My American publisher, Penguin Random House, is giving away signed copies of ALICE and RED QUEEN as well as advanced copies of LOST BOY. Sign up here for a chance to win before December 30th! Since the books are coming direct from the publisher it is only open to US entrants – sorry about that!

I’m also excited to announce that Titan Books will be publishing LOST BOY in the U.K.

You can stay in the loop about everything LOST BOY by signing up for the newsletter at peterlies.com

Want to add LOST BOY to your Goodreads list? You can do that here

You can preorder LOST BOY at:

Amazon

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Books-a-Million

Indiebound

Mysterious Galaxy

Powells

Sep 122016
 

Heading to New York Comic-Con in October? Stop by and see me! I’ll be signing books Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and I’ve also got a Saturday panel. Check out my schedule:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

5:30-6:30 PM: Penguin Booth Signing

Horror Block: Christina Henry, Alice and Thomas Sniegoski, The Demonists—FREE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Nostalgia and Reboots in Literature

Date: Saturday, 10/8/2016

Time: 11:00:00 AM – 12:00:00 PM

Location: BookCon @ NYCC – 500 W 36th St (Hudson Mercantile)

Everything old is new again. Kinda. From Shakespeare to fantastic literature of the 19th Century to detecting tales of the early 20th Century, to “Wagon Train to the Stars” to adventures gone terribly wrong, the joy of these works comes in the blend of the familiar and the original.

SIGNING: 12:15-1:15 PM (Hudson Mercantile, 6th Floor)

Jul 152016
 

Alice and Red Queen 2 drop shadows

RED QUEEN is out now at all fine bookstores, and it’s been getting some great reviews!

Publishers Weekly gave RED QUEEN a starred review, and said “…Alice must rediscover her own identity among the choices and challenges that face her and the past that continually tries to draw her back into madness. Alice’s ongoing struggle is to distinguish reality from illusion, and Henry excels in mingling the two for the reader as well as her characters.”

Barnes & Noble said “Henry’s revisionary take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continues to disturb and delight in the follow-up to 2015’s Alice…Henry brings her brutal, violent vision of Lewis Carrol’s classic to life with vibrant writing and unexpected twists” and made it one of  their Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of July.

Amazon named in one of the Best Books of the Month in Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Kirkus Reviews named it to their list of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You’ll Want to Read in July.

ALICE and RED QUEEN are also on B&N’s “8 Books That Reimagine Wonderland“.

I did an interview on The Once and Future Podcast and talked about my writing process and the genesis of The Chronicles of Alice books.

And some great news for ALICE, too, which was recently released in the UK by Titan Books – it’s on the Guardian’s Best Recent Science Fiction and Fantasy Roundup. They say it “reads like a Jacobean revenge drama crossed with a slasher movie…It’s a deeply unsettling vision that works thanks to Henry’s complex characterisation of Alice.”

You can read Chapter One of RED QUEEN here

Add RED QUEEN to your Goodreads list here

Order RED QUEEN from:

Mysterious Galaxy here

Barnes & Noble here

Amazon paperback here

Amazon Kindle here

Powell’s here

Books-A-Million here

Kobo here

Indiebound here

Audible audio edition here

Titan Books UK edition here