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

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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

Mar 132017
 

LOST BOY will be released July 4th, 2017.

“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:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

Indiebound

Mysterious Galaxy

Powells

 

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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Jan 012017
 

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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:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

Indiebound

Mysterious Galaxy

Powells

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

Barnes & Noble

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)

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