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Hen&ink is off to Bologna. Catch us if you can! Illustration (c) 2018 Miya Huang

Hen&ink is a literary studio that aims to work in the traditional publishing arena, but also to encourage and develop work across cultural borders, genres, and media.

Hen&ink founder, Erzsi Deàk, brings her nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, connecting individuals and companies with those around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself.

Learn more about Hen&ink and Erzsi.

News from the Coop

Losing My Magic Wand by Laura Gehl

October 31, 2018

I love writing fiction. When I write a fiction picture book, I can control everything (insert maniacal cackle here). If … Continue reading Losing My Magic Wand by Laura Gehl

Tune in and Sing Along with Zogby, the Delivery Bear (a Laura Gehl creation)!

August 9, 2018

Mr. Schu Premiers the DELIVERY BEAR Book Trailer! (and interviews the Coop’s own Laura Gehl) Sing along with Mr. Shu … Continue reading Tune in and Sing Along with Zogby, the Delivery Bear (a Laura Gehl creation)!

How Does a Hen Purr? Cluck, cluck, cluck! Deal announcements August 7, 2018

August 8, 2018

We are pleased to announce that KIDS CAN PRESS is publishing SIMON JACKSON: A VOICE FOR THE SPIRIT BEARS by Hen&ink’s … Continue reading How Does a Hen Purr? Cluck, cluck, cluck! Deal announcements August 7, 2018

A whole lot of clucking go on! And the winner is…

August 5, 2018

FRESH-PICKED POETRY: A DAY AT THE FARMER’S MARKET TAKES THE 2018 GROWING GOOD KIDS PRIZE FROM THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY! … Continue reading A whole lot of clucking go on! And the winner is…

Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Looking for the Zone — An Illustrator’s Perspective by the Coop’s Amy Huntington

January 15, 2019 | by Erzsi Deak

Just like writers, children’s book illustrators must consider the question, “How do we encourage readers to want to turn the page?” … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Looking for the Zone — An Illustrator’s Perspective by the Coop’s Amy Huntington

New Year’s Greetings from Hen&ink Literary

December 29, 2018 | by Erzsi Deak

Losing My Magic Wand by Laura Gehl

October 31, 2018 | by Erzsi Deak

I love writing fiction. When I write a fiction picture book, I can control everything (insert maniacal cackle here). If … Continue reading Losing My Magic Wand by Laura Gehl

A whole lot of clucking go on! And the winner is…

August 5, 2018 | by Erzsi Deak

FRESH-PICKED POETRY: A DAY AT THE FARMER’S MARKET TAKES THE 2018 GROWING GOOD KIDS PRIZE FROM THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY! … Continue reading A whole lot of clucking go on! And the winner is…

1, 2, 3…sheered sheep. A new Chick Hen cartoon by Doug Cushman!

May 31, 2018 | by Erzsi Deak

Who’s Counting? Check out the lastest Chick-toon here!