Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

OPEN COOP DAY 20 DECEMBER 2019

December 13, 2019 by Erzsi Deak

We’re excited to open the coop doors on December 20th for 24 hours of submissions — this time ’round we’re … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY 20 DECEMBER 2019

Listen up! The Coop’s Whitney Stewart talks about her new book from 21st Century Books (Lerner): Mindfulness and Meditation

August 9, 2019 by Erzsi Deak

Lerner PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH WHITNEY STEWART, AUTHOR OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

March 5, 2019 by Erzsi Deak

by Laura Gehl Part II of Laura Gehl’s incisive exploration of writers’ critique groups. To read Part I, please go here. You may have read Part … Continue reading To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

February 17, 2019 by Erzsi Deak

by Laura Gehl A member of two critique groups, The Coop’s Laura Gehl addresses the “non-question” about the value of … Continue reading To Critique Group or Not to Critique Group: THAT IS NOT A QUESTION!

OPEN COOP DAY is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February 4, 2019 by Erzsi Deak

Looking forward to reading your MG or YA work. One submission per person, please. (Note: Anything sent before or after … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY is tomorrow: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Open Coop Day is Coming…

January 27, 2019 by Erzsi Deak

But first a story. Carmen Oliver and I met at the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles some eight years … Continue reading Open Coop Day is Coming…

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…