Feb 082017
It’s contest time! I’ve got three signed copies of LOST BOY to give away. This book isn’t out until July 4th, so the winners will get an extra-early peek at the book. You can do one of three things to enter:
1) Share this Facebook post. That was easy!
2) Tweet about the contest (using the link to this Facebook post), tweet the link to peterlies.com OR tweet the preorder link for the book. Make sure you tag me (@C_Henry_Author) so I know you entered!
3) Add the book to your Goodreads list – here’s the link.
If you do all three things, you get three entries! Yes, this contest is open worldwide.
I will choose one winner each from Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. Good luck!
Contest is open until midnight CST February 14th, 2017.
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“There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy.

Peter brought me to his island because there were no rules and no grownups to make us mind. He brought boys from the Other Place to join in the fun, but Peter’s idea of fun is sharper than a pirate’s sword. Because it’s never been all fun and games on the island. Our neighbors are pirates and monsters. Our toys are knife and stick and rock—the kinds of playthings that bite.

Peter promised we would all be young and happy forever.

Peter lies.”

Read an exclusive excerpt at Entertainment Weekly

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:


Barnes & Noble



Mysterious Galaxy


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:


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Mysterious Galaxy


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:


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

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


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)

Aug 232016

I’m so very excited to announce that ALICE was nominated for an inaugural Dragon Award in the Best Horror Novel Category! The full list of nominees can be viewed here

The Dragon Awards will be given at Dragon Con‘s 30th Anniversary Event. Voting for nominated works is free and completely open to the public – you do not need to attend the con to vote. Sign up HERE to receive a ballot and vote for your favorite works! The deadline to receive a ballot is Sunday, August 28th.

Jul 152016

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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

May 252016

Will you be at Phoenix Comic-Con next week? I will! I’m on four panels with many other amazing authors, plus you’ll have lots of opportunities to meet me and have your books signed! Here’s my schedule:

  • Dragons and Rare Creatures : Thursday 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
  • Location: North 129A
  • With Alyssa Wong, Aprilynne Pike, Gini Koch, Jack Heckel and Todd Lockwood

Dragons will never go out of style! Our panelists wax poetically about the winged creatures and the mythological beasts which influence and populate fantasy fiction today.

  • Signing Lounge – Thursday 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
  • Trope Talks: Kick Ass Heroines: Friday 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
  • Location: North 128A
  • With Alyssa Wong, Dan Wells, Django Wexler, Lexie Dunne and Yvonne Navarro

As a protagonist, a woman of action is high in demand. This Trope Talk focus on the allure of woman of action and where she is going next.

  • Signing Lounge: Friday 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
  • Exhibitor Hall Signing: Friday 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
  • Mother Flipping Wizards: Saturday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Location: North 129A
  • With Bradley Beaulieu, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Syke and Victoria Schwab

Everyone loves a good magic system, but what impact does it have on characters? Our panelists will talk about their favorite stories and their favorite wizards from Gandalf to Harry Potter and discuss how magic impacts people on a personal level.

  • Signing Lounge: Saturday 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
  • Exhibitor Hall Signing: Saturday 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
  • Guilty Pleasure Tropes : Sunday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Location: North 128A
  • With Gini Koch, Patrick Rothfuss, and Tom Leveen

Weird magic, awkward relationships, witty banter; everyone’s got a favorite trope, even if it’s sometimes a dirty word. Our authors talk about the tropes we’re most embarrassed about but just can’t quit.


Apr 122016

Now that everything has been signed, sealed and delivered I can finally share this announcement about my next two projects:

“Christina Henry, acclaimed author of ALICE, sold LOSTBOY, the origin of Neverland’s most famous villain, Captain James Hook, and HIS MERMAID, a tale of magic, mermaids and P.T. Barnum, to Rebecca Brewer at Ace by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.”

LOSTBOY will be released in the summer of 2017, and HIS MERMAID in 2018.

Feb 222016

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is coming up soon – March 18th to 20th at McCormick Place! I’ll be on two panels this year – one on Friday and one on Sunday – and both panels have signings afterward. I hope to see you there!

My Kind of Fantasy World!

Date: 3/18/2016

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: S402

Description: We love Earth, yes we do! But…when you close your eyes at night, or your mind drifts in an important meeting, or you just want to do anything but what you are doing now…where does your imagination take you? Are you sitting with astronaut Mark Watney on Mars looking at the stars? Are you fighting sea monsters alongside Percy Jackson on a ship out to Sea? Or learning how to ride your broom in time for a game of Quidditch with Harry Potter. Join authors Judd Winick (Hilo), Arwen Elys Dayton (Traveler), Jeffrey Brown(Lucy and Andy Neanderthal), Bob Proehl (A Hundred Thousand Worlds), and Christina Henry (Chronicles of Alice) as they discuss their favorite fantasy worlds in books as well as discuss the writing process of how they created their own fantastical worlds and characters.

Speakers: Judd Winick   Arwen Elys Dayton   Jeffrey Brown   Bob Proehl   Christina Henry      

Signing: 4:15-5:15 PM, Table 21


Ode to Sidekicks

Description: Frodo wouldn’t have made it to Mordor without Samwise Gamgee, and Daenerys Targaryen owes her success to her fire-breathing buddies. Harry Dresden & Bob, Rachel Morgan & Jenks, and Batman & Robin–they work so much better together than separately. More often than not, sidekicks are the ones responsible for getting our heroes across the finish line, so join a panel of authors as they shine a spotlight on some of the best unsung heroes of SFF: the humble, yet completely essential sidekicks.

Date: 3/20/2016

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: S405a

Speakers: Kelley Grant   Lynne M. Thomas   Judd Winick   Christina Henry   Arwen Elys Dayton   Lexie Dunn

Signing: 1:15-2:15PM  Table 21

Jan 282016

I was interviewed by Alex Dolan on Thrill Seekers Radio (part of the Authors on the Air network) a couple of days ago. The interview will be broadcast live here on Monday, February 1st at 1pm ET.

If you miss the live broadcast the interview will be available as a podcast/download here.

I had lots of fun doing this (although I was a little rambly – I was nervous!) so I hope you tune in.

Also, ALICE is now available in audiobook format on Audible – the link is here.  I’ve only listened to a little bit of this but the narrator, Jenny Sterlin, is fantastic so I hope you enjoy!

And in case you missed it – ALICE was one of Barnes & Noble’s Bestselling Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of 2015

It was also one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 in Science Fiction and Fantasy!

And finally, ALICE came in second in the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Horror. Thanks to everyone who voted!