Cool stuff for PUMPKINHEADS preorders!


If you preorder Pumpkinheads — my upcoming graphic novel with Faith Erin Hicks — we’ll send you this really cute art print signed by Faith and me. AND you might win a trip to our launch party in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Aug. 27th.

You can order Pumpkinheads anywhere for this offer. (If you want a signed and personalized copy, try my local indie bookstore, the Bookworm in Omaha.)

Just submit your receipt here. Open to U.S. and Canada residents. (Except Quebec. I’m genuinely sorry, Quebec.)

Order personalized books from my local indie bookstore!

Because I have two books coming out this fall — Pumpkinheads on Aug. 27 and Wayward Son on Sept. 24 — I’ve decided to sign and personalize any books ordered through my local bookstore, The Bookworm.

The Bookworm always has signed copies of my books in stock. But if you order this summer/fall, I’ll also personalize your books, as many as you want. “Personalization” means I’ll write your name on the title page — or the name of the person you’re giving the book to. (“Dear Cath Avery….”) And I’ll sign it, of course.

This includes all of my books, even the Runaways collections.

The only catch is that your order won’t be shipped until after Wayward Son comes out on Sept. 24, 2019.

So, if you want signed books, you can get those anytime.

If you want personalized books, those will get shipped in September. Don’t forget to write the name you want me to use in the personalizaton in the “Notes.” After October, I’ll close personalization again.


Do you live outside the United States?

If you need international shipping, the most affordable place to order a signed copy of Carry On is through They will also have signed copies of Wayward Son.

If you have any questions about this stuff, hit me up on Twitter!



Faith Erin Hicks and I are coming to a city near you! (Well. If you live in America, east of the Mississippi River.)

These events are going to be so much fall-themed fun. I’ll sign up to five books, including Pumpkinheads. You can find more information about each event here.

I’ll have signed Wayward Son bookplates at these stops! And I’ll be heading out on a separate Wayward Son tour in September.

Faith and I are also coming to BookCon New York City in May. My events are listed here. My BookCon signings will be posted soon.

It’s been a few years since I’ve toured, and I’m really excited to see you guys!

Coming September 24 -- Wayward Son!

Wayward Son

WAYWARD SON ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 24, 2019. Pre-order here — or by calling your local bookstore!

If you would like a copy signed and personalized, you can order one from my local bookstore, The Bookworm. Those copies will be shipped the week after the book comes out.

Here's everything I know right now:

The ebook, audiobook and UK edition should come out about the same time as the U.S. hardcover. Canada will get the U.S. edition, also on Sept. 24.

If you’re outside of the U.S. or the UK, Book Depository is usually a safe bet for online ordering.

I’m working with DFTBA Records to offer signed editions of Wayward Son their site. They have reasonably priced international shipping. I'll announce on Twitter when that is available.

I do not expect a Carry On/Wayward Son box set this year.

I will be touring! My graphic novel, Pumpkinheads, comes out Aug. 27th. I'll be touring with artist Faith Erin Hicks. I'll tour again the week after Wayward Son comes out.


I want to thank you sincerely for waiting for this book. And for sharing Carry On with your friends. It really helped me justify writing a sequel.

And thank you for being so enthusiastic and open. This last year has been a blast.

New book: 'Almost Midnight' -- illustrated short stories

New book: 'Almost Midnight' -- illustrated short stories

I'm very happy to share more details about Almost Midnight, a book that collects "Midnights" and "Kindred Spirits," with illustrations by my friend Simini Blocker. Both these stories have been published elsewhere, but this is a very beautiful gift edition with a sparkling cloth cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

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