Christina Henry

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BornTina Raffaele
(1974-08-13) August 13, 1974 (age 47)
CitizenshipUnited States
Home townChicago, IL, USA
  • Horror
  • Dark fantasy
Notable awardsAmazon’s Best Books of the Year in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2015)

Christina Henry (born 13 August 1974)[1] is an American novelist working in the horror and dark fantasy genre. "Christina Henry" is a pseudonym of Tina Raffaele, based on her name (Tina), and the names of her husband (Chris) and son (Henry).[2] Henry lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband & son.[3] Her Black Wings series (featuring Maddy Black), is a national bestseller.[4] She is also noted for her retelling of classic children's tales, such as the three works in The Chronicles of Alice series (based of the Alice books of Lewis Carroll), Lost Boy (2017) from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and The Girl in Red (2019) based on Little Red Riding Hood.

Henry had always wanted to be a writer and commented that "I always wanted to be a writer, even when I was very young. I spent most of my time living inside books and I wanted to stay there for the rest of my life."[5]


Black Wings Books

  • Black Wings (2010)
  • Black Night (2011)
  • Black Howl (2012)
  • Black Lament (2012)
  • Black City (2013)
  • Black Heart (2013)
  • Black Spring (2014)

The Chronicles of Alice Books

  • Alice (2015)
  • Red Queen (2016)
  • Looking Glass (2020)

Standalone Novels

  • Lost Boy (2017)
  • The Mermaid (2018)
  • The Girl in Red (2019)
  • The Ghost Tree (2020)


Alice (2015) was selected as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year in Science Fiction and Fantasy for 2015 and was also Goodreads Choice Award nominee in Horror. It was one of Barnes & Noble’s Bestselling Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of 2015.[6]


  1. "Christina Henry". Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  2. "Summary Bibliography: Christina Henry". ISFDB. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  3. "Book Series in Order: Christina Henry". Book Series in Order. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  4. "Christina Henry". Penguin Random House. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  5. "Christina Henry answers our Ten Terrifying Questions!". booktopia. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  6. "Christina Henry Author Interview". Jean Book Nerd. Retrieved 2020-08-22.

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