Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

Ring in the Good Cheer!

November 14, 2013 by Erzsi Deak

The First Annual Hen&ink Iconic Holiday Black Hen Contest Last year, Doug Cushman gave the Black Hen of Hen&ink’s logo … Continue reading Ring in the Good Cheer!

It’s All About the Cake

August 5, 2013 by Andrea Zuill

Day 3 and the Urban Wolf (aka Andrea Zuill) says, “Goodbye ’til next year” from SCBWI Summer Conference 2013: Our … Continue reading It’s All About the Cake

Of Laurent Linn, Mac Barnett, and dancing penguins

August 4, 2013 by Andrea Zuill

Day 2 of the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA. The Urban Wolf reports. Dateline: Los Angeles SCBWI Summer Conference – … Continue reading Of Laurent Linn, Mac Barnett, and dancing penguins

Speaking the Fleeting Moment: The Gathering KeystoneCollege

July 30, 2013 by Whitney Stewart

Diane Ackerman, author of such books as The Zookeeper’s Wife, A Natural History of the Senses, and One Hundred Names … Continue reading Speaking the Fleeting Moment: The Gathering KeystoneCollege

Selling a Book By Its Cover

July 18, 2013 by Elisabeth Buchet-Deàk

The Bookseller Book Design Conference, held at the Southbank Centre in London in association with book design website and consultancy … Continue reading Selling a Book By Its Cover

First Aid for Floundering KidLit Novel Manuscripts Part 2: 11 Freelance Whole Novel Editors for Hire

January 17, 2013 by Ann Jacobus

The freelance editors below are all highly recommended for help with advanced kidlit middle-grade and YA novel manuscripts. This is … Continue reading First Aid for Floundering KidLit Novel Manuscripts Part 2: 11 Freelance Whole Novel Editors for Hire

It’s all Hen House Rock-n-Roll (and Positive Leaps) in 2013!

January 4, 2013 by Erzsi Deak

No bell bottom blues for these birds… Eggs-hausted chickens in Kent have a new place to flock when they need … Continue reading It’s all Hen House Rock-n-Roll (and Positive Leaps) in 2013!

From SCBWI Winchester conference to the Salon du Livre Jeunesse in Montreuil (Paris, France) with Bridget Marzo

December 3, 2012 by Erzsi Deak

The buzz from SCBWI Winchester conference is still ringing in my head:  Debi Gliori’s heartfelt keynote speech and workshop,  Eric Huang’s … Continue reading From SCBWI Winchester conference to the Salon du Livre Jeunesse in Montreuil (Paris, France) with Bridget Marzo