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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

Whitney Stewart’s BIG SKY MIND spotlight in Marie Claire Italy!

March 25, 2015

We’re excited to share that Marie Claire Italy magazine will spotlight Whitney Stewart’s BIG SKY MIND (Windy Hollow, Australia) in … Continue reading Whitney Stewart’s BIG SKY MIND spotlight in Marie Claire Italy!

We’re on Twitter!

March 18, 2015

The tweet’s on us! Find Hen&ink @LiteraryHen for clucking fine updates, bad bird jokes, and wise after thoughts.

What’s all the tweeting going on?

Excited about Siobhan Curham’s True Face Revolution! Visit and learn more at: truefacerevolution.com/about/true-face/

Doug Cushman and Erzsi Deak’s picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! is out July 1st!

Evy pulls on her spiffy gardening boots and heads out to the garden with Turkey (in his own spiffy gardening … Continue reading Doug Cushman and Erzsi Deak’s picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! is out July 1st!

It’s over! Henandink.com is up and running!

November 21, 2013

Whew! Coming soon a guest blog by Barbara Younger.   Cheers,  Erzsi 

Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

The Objective Writer: Managing Character Expectation

March 28, 2015 | by J.M. Lee

Trying to catch up on beta-reading this week. Thinking about writing formulas again. This time, specifically in regard to introducing … Continue reading The Objective Writer: Managing Character Expectation

A Moment of Kindness, or that pivotal moment that keeps the reader reading

January 15, 2015 | by Erzsi Deak

This is a short note about empathy. Character empathy. I see a lot of texts where a character (primary and … Continue reading A Moment of Kindness, or that pivotal moment that keeps the reader reading

New Adult: “Sexed” up YA or Bona Fide Literary Movement?

October 2, 2014 | by Hannah Goodman

Deborah Halverson on New Adult Fiction — NOW editors know HOW to sell these books with characters age 18-25! An … Continue reading New Adult: “Sexed” up YA or Bona Fide Literary Movement?

Writing Process Blog Tour

August 11, 2014 | by Sandra Guy

I’m thrilled to have been invited to participate in the My Writing Process Blog Tour. The four simple questions I … Continue reading Writing Process Blog Tour

The Writing Process Blog Tour

August 8, 2014 | by Susan Montanari

Special thanks to Laura Gehl for inviting me to participate in The Writing Process Blog Tour. You can find Laura’s … Continue reading The Writing Process Blog Tour