C2E2 schedule, Australian book tour and U.K. book tour!

I’ve gathered all the information for my upcoming appearances in this post, so read on!

I’ll be a literary guest at C2E2 in Chicago on February 29th and March 1st! There’s an amazing lineup of authors this year and I’m so excited to be participating. My publisher has generously provided a limited number of LOOKING GLASS arcs to Anderson’s Bookshop, the retailer at the autographing area. The arcs will be given as a bonus to anyone who purchases one of my titles, so it’s two books for one and you get an early copy! Panel and signing information below:

Saturday, February 29 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm Room S405a

AUTHORS ON THE BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT – Join authors Terry Brooks (The Shannara Chronicles), Rae Carson (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Christina Henry (The Chronicles of Alice), Zack Jordan (The Last Human), Josh Malerman (Bird Box), and Sam Sykes (Seven Blades in Black,) as they talk about the best writing advice they ever got, and what advice they would give to an aspiring writer.

Saturday, February 29 1:45 pm- 2:45 pm Autographing at Autograph Table 4

Come meet Terry Brooks, Rae Carson, Christina Henry, Zack Jordan, Josh Malerman, and Sam Sykes (all at Table 4)!
Items will not be provided, but books will be available for purchase at the signing from Andersons, the official bookseller of C2E2. Author signings are free and first come first served.

Sunday, March 1 1:45 pm- 2:45 pm Room S504

TODAY’S VOICES IN CONTEMPORARY HORROR WRITING: Join Josh Malerman (Bird Box), Joe Hill (Horns, Heart-Shaped Box), Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Bent Heavens), and Christina Henry (The Chronicles of Alice) as they discuss how to build terror and deliver expertly crafted chills and thrills in horror fiction.

Sunday, March 1 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm Autographing

Come meet Joe Hill (Table 1), Josh Malerman (Table 2), Christina Henry and Daniel Kraus (Table 4)!
Items will not be provided, but books will be available for purchase at the signing from Andersons, the official bookseller of C2E2. Author signings are free and first come first served.

I’m also extremely excited to announce all the details for my upcoming Australian tour from March 6-March 14. I’ll be a guest at Supanova in Melbourne and the Gold Coast, and in between I’ll have several bookstore appearances in and around Sydney. For more information on Supanova panels and signings, check here. For bookstore stops, please check out the graphic below. Further information can be found by contacting the bookshops.

And last but not least, I’ll be appearing at StokerCon UK in Scarborough from April 16th – April 19th, 2020. More information plus weekend memberships and single-day tickets can be found here.

I’ll be doing a short bookshop tour of the UK following StokerCon with the wonderful Tim Lebbon. Tickets and more information can be found on the Waterstones event page here. For all of our tour stops, see below!

I hope to see you out there!

New books, new gig and upcoming appearances!

I’ve got lots of news to share this week, so read on for info about new books, upcoming appearances and my brand-new gig as a podcast host.

The news is now official so I can announce that I’ll be writing two more books for Berkley – NEAR THE BONE, a horror novel about a woman who lives on a mountain with her abusive husband and discovers there’s more than one kind of monster in the woods, and HORSEMAN, a dark reimagining of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Release dates, covers and more info to come!

In the meantime I’ve got a novella collection, a novel and a short story coming out this year, so there’s plenty to keep you busy until NEAR THE BONE and HORSEMAN are released.

First up is my short story “As Red As Blood, As White As Snow” in the CURSED anthology, edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane. There’s a fantastic lineup of authors in this anthology, including M.R. Carey, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Jane Anders, Jane Yolen, Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon and more. If you love dark fairy tales you won’t want to miss this! CURSED will be released on March 3rd, 2020 and you can preorder now at any bookstore.

LOOKING GLASS, a collection of four novellas set in the ALICE universe, releases April 21, 2020. For more info you can read an excerpt here.

Finally, THE GHOST TREE, a horror novel about a Midwestern town under a curse, releases October 6th, 2020. I’m so excited for all of you to read this one – this book is really close to my heart. Here’s the back cover copy:

“When people go missing in the sleepy town of Smith’s Hollow, the only clue to their fate comes when a teenager starts having terrifying visions, in a chilling horror novel from national bestselling author Christina Henry.

When the bodies of two girls are found torn apart in the town of Smiths Hollow, Lauren is surprised, but she also expects that the police won’t find the killer. After all, the year before her father’s body was found with his heart missing, and since then everyone has moved on. Even her best friend, Miranda, has become more interested in boys than in spending time at the old ghost tree, the way they used to when they were kids.

So when Lauren has a vision of a monster dragging the remains of the girls through the woods, she knows she can’t just do nothing. Not like the rest of her town. But as she draws closer to answers, she realizes that the foundation of her seemingly normal town might be rotten at the center. And that if nobody else stands for the missing, she will.”

One of my favorite hobbies is to watch movies and talk about movies, and my pals Jeff and Jim gave me a chance to do this for a wider audience on their podcast T.M.I. – Confessionals of the Nerd Kind by making me an official member of T.M.I.! If you love movies as much as we do give us a listen on Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. Last week we had a very impassioned episode discussing PARASITE and THE HOST, two masterpieces by Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. You can listen here or on your favorite podcast app.

If you enjoy that episode and are looking for more Korean films to try, check out my list of Five More Korean Films For Fans of PARASITE.

I’m so pleased to announce that I’ll be a literary guest at C2E2 in Chicago on February 29th & March 1 2020. For more information about the convention and my panels and signings you can click here.

I’ve got some really exciting news for my U.K. fans – I’ll be attending StokerCon in Scarborough from April 16th to April 19th, and I’ll be touring the U.K. the following week! My publisher is still finalizing dates and locations (and that information will be announced here when I have it), but I look forward to seeing you all at bookstores around the U.K. in April!

C2E2 schedule!

Headed to C2E2 this weekend? So am I! I have panels and signings on Friday and Sunday, and my publisher will be giving away early copies of THE GIRL IN RED as a gift-with-purchase for anyone who buys one of my books at the signing. I hope to see some of you there!
 
Friday, March 22
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM: Panel in Room S405a
Once Upon a Time (But Also Different)
 
Think you know what’s really over the rainbow? Or the true story behind Alice’s adventures in wonderland? Come hear from authors and comic creators that are flipping your favorite fairy tales and iconic stories on their heads with delicious twists, turns and remixes that’ll keep fans turning the page!
 
 
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Autographing at Tables 41 & 42
 
SCHEDULE
Sunday, March 24
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Panel in Room S405a
 
Twists, Turns & Screams
Do you have a secret? Do you need answers! Put your detective’s hat, follow the clues and the things that go bump in the night to this can’t miss panel featuring a bevy of mystery, thriller and horror writers! What makes a compelling mystery? What will keep your readers on the edge of their seat till the very last page?
 
 
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Autographing at Tables 41 & 42
 

Denver Comic-Con!

It’s finally June and THE MERMAID will be out eight days from now – June 19th, 2018! You can check out a sample chapter and preorder your copy here

I’ll be at Denver Comic-Con from June 15th-June 17th. I’ve got multiple panels and signings, so I hope to see you there! My schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 15______________________________________________________

11:30am—12:20pm: BEST BADDIES ARE MORE THAN THE HERO OF THEIR OWN STORY (ROOM 405)
When developing a villain, how does a creator navigate making them powerful, yet flawed, charming, yet diabolical? Bring your favorite antagonists and the panel will break down the strengths and weaknesses that went into building memorable characters.

Panelists: Scott Beckman, Scott Bergstrom, Peter V. Brett, Betsy Dornbusch (Moderator), Travis Heerman, Christina Henry

1:00pm—2:00pm: PRH BOOTH SIGNING (BOOTH #509)

3:30pm—4:25pm: SOLO SIGNING (AUTHOR SIGNING BOOTH 1)

In Booktopia on the Show Floor – near upper entrance to Hall F.

6:00pm—6:50pm: AVOIDING CARDBOARD VILLAINS: HOW TO WRITE VILLAINS THAT ENGAGE & INTRIGUE READERS (ROOM 406/407)

Great protagonists are only as memorable as the antagonists they must defeat! Instead of making all murderers crazy psychopaths and all adversaries driven by revenge, let’s discuss easy, practical ways to build villains that are as complex and formidable as our heroes.

Panelists: Terry Brooks, Kristi Charish, Delilah Dawson, Christie Golden, Liv Hadden (Moderator), Christina Henry, Aaron Mahnke

 

Saturday, June 16____________________________________________________

11:00am—11:50am: SOLO SIGNING (AUTHOR SIGNING BOOTH 5)

In Booktopia on the Show Floor – near upper entrance to Hall F.

12:00pm—12:50pm: WORLDBUILDING AND STORYTELLING (KEYSTONE CITY ROOM – MILE HIGH BALLROOM DCCP4)

Every story has a beginning and an ending. How do you start to fill out the culture, laws and rules of conduct? Building a world to explore takes time and thought. Interact with the panel as we discuss how they go about creating a world to put their characters in.

Panelists: Robert Jackson Bennett, Peter V. Brett, Kristi Charish, Christina Henry, Naomi Novik. Jeffrey Twohig (Moderator)

2:00pm—2:50pm: ONE DAY, YOU WILL BE OLD ENOUGH TO READ FAIRYTALES AGAIN (ROOM 406/407)

You’re never too old – or young – to read fantasy fiction, as this all-star cast of authors proves. They’ll discuss why the modern fairytale resonates with them and readers, where they find their inspiration. They may even solve the time-worn question of whether vampires, werewolves, dragons, and trolls are really monsters.

Panelists: Jacqueline Carey, C. Robert Cargill, Emily Hash (Moderator), Christina Henry, R. F. Kuang, Melissa Jane Osborne

3:30pm-4:00pm: PRH BOOTH SIGNING (BOOTH #509)

 

Sunday, June 17_____________________________________________________

10:15am-11:00am: PRH BOOTH SIGNING (BOOTH #509)

11:30am—12:20pm: IT’S A MYSTERY TO ME! (ROOM 402/403)

Mystery, horror and suspense writers – both fiction and non – will discuss their latest books, and why readers like to be scared, surprised, or even disgusted when they read.

Panelists: Katherine Arden, Marguerite Bennett, Kristi Charish, Emily Hash (Moderator), Christina Henry, Stephen Graham Jones, Caroline Kepnes

1:00pm—1:55pm: SOLO SIGNING (SIGNING BOOTH 2)

In Booktopia on the Show Floor – near upper entrance to Hall F.

U.K. Book Tour for THE MERMAID!

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)

So many events!

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

Bookmarks Festival 2017 & Den of Geek Interview

Kayti Burt from Den of Geek interviewed me about LOST BOY, retellings and authentic characters. You can check that interview out here

Hey, North Carolina! I’ll be attending the Bookmarks 2017 Festival of Books and Authors in Winston-Salem on September 9th. I’ve got two panels and there will also be a book signing. Panel details below; signing information to come.

10:45am-11:45am
Mountcastle Forum
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
Fictional Retellings:
John Claude Bemis, Christina Henry, Charlie Lovett & Stephanie Powell Watts
2:45-3:45
Hanesbrands Theatre
209 North Spruce Street
Fantastical Characters:
Leigh Bardugo, Linnea Hartsuyker, Christina Henry & Sherrilyn Kenyon

 

San Diego Comic-Con & Mysterious Galaxy signing!

I’ll be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year for the very first time. I’m excited and hoping not to be completely overwhelmed. If you are attending, please come check out my Sunday panel or stop by one of my booth signings at the Penguin Random House booth (#1515-G). Details below!

I will also be signing at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Friday July 21st at 7pm. Details for that event can be found here

San Diego Comic-Con Schedule!

THURSDAY, July 20

5:00-6:00 PM: PENGUIN BOOTH SIGNING (#1515-G)

SATURDAY, July 22

3:00-4:00 PM PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE BOOTH SIGNING(#1515-G)

SUNDAY, July 23

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines panel (room 28de)

Classics like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, E.T., and Ghostbusters continue to find fans year after year in their original and updated iterations. Join these authors to explore more tales to entice readers of every age: from fantastical stories of colliding worlds to horrifying tomes of haunted houses, and beyond – and discuss how the creators were influenced by the classics. With Armand Baltazar (Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic), Madeleine Roux (House of Furies), Marie Lu (Warcross), Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Amanda Foody (Daughter of the Burning City), and Christina Henry (Lost Boy)

12:15-1:15 PM: Signing, Table AA09

 

 

 

Elevengeddon and Phoenix Comic-Con!

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