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.


May 252016

Some thoughts on RED QUEEN: in ALICE, Alice and Hatcher have to confront their (completely horrible) pasts in order to survive in a very dangerous world. In RED QUEEN, I’m exploring what happens after you’ve been through something that traumatic. What interested me was how they survived, how they learned to deal with what had happened to them, and how they become whole people again – not putting it behind them, necessarily, but learning how to incorporate what’s happened into their new, changed selves. Of course there is still darkness and danger, but RED QUEEN is not nearly as dark as ALICE. It also draws more from fairy tale inspiration than the original Alice books, although Carroll remains a strong influence.

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!

Dec 042015

I’ve got a little teaser for readers to celebrate the cover reveal for RED QUEEN!

Alice remembered a story one of her governesses told her, about a little girl who went into a house that wasn’t hers. She sat in three chairs and tasted three bowls of porridge and rolled in three beds. And for being too curious (and, Alice thought, very rude) the little girl was eaten up by the bears who lived there. She repeated this story to Hatcher, who gave her a curious look.

“Are you worried about bears?” he asked.

“Well, no,” Alice admitted. “But the moral remains. Considering the type of person we’ve encountered since we escaped, I wouldn’t want to make assumptions about the owner of any of these houses. We might go to sleep and wake up to discover a madman with a knife leaning over us.”

I’m the madman with the knife,” Hatcher said.

RED QUEEN will be released July 12, 2016!

Add RED QUEEN to your Goodreads list here

Preorder RED QUEEN from:

Mysterious Galaxy here

Barnes & Noble here

Amazon paperback here

Amazon Kindle here

Books-A-Million here

Kobo here

Indiebound here

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Oct 302015

Since Halloween is my favorite holiday I’ve decided to give away a signed copy of ALICE! What do you have to do? Tell someone about ALICE on Twitter or Facebook and tag me (Twitter: @C_Henry_Author or Facebook: when you do and you’ll be automatically entered. Or you can tweet your best super short Halloween story with the hashtag #scaryshort, or leave a two sentence Halloween story in the comments of the Facebook post about this contest. Contest closes at 12:01am EST on Nov 1st.

Aug 062015

ALICE is out in the wild, and it’s been a great release week so far! ALICE is one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in Science Fiction and Fantasy. It also is one of io9’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read in August.  Kirkus Reviews placed it on their Must-Read Speculative Fiction Books for August, AND RT Book Reviews gave it 4 1/2 stars and named it an August Top Pick!

New In Books named it one of The 4 Best Alice in Wonderland Inspired Books.

If you want to read more about the genesis of this story, I wrote a guest essay for Amazon’s Omnivoracious Book Blog here. Adrian Liang of Omnivoracious says, “It takes a brave writer to remake such an iconic character and give her a brand-new and very scary reality. Christina Henry pulls off this amazing feat with her dark, fantastical thriller.”

There are lots of amazing reviews coming in from around the blog-o-sphere, too.

Chelle at Literal Addiction calls it “A dark, dangerous, and delightfully gritty trip through the looking-glass.” See Chelle’s review here.

Amanda at Vampire Book Club says, “Stop what you’re doing and go one-click this title…Hands down one of the most imaginative and entertaining books I’ve read all year.” See Amanda’s review here.

Bianca at I Smell Sheep calls it “Part demented fairy tale, part social commentary, this book is a smart, well-crafted story with multiple layers.” You can read the rest of her review here.

Have you read ALICE yet? You can check out the first two chapters here.

Buy ALICE from:


Barnes & Noble