Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2013 by Erzsi Deak

Here at the Coop, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend with Chick Jeanne (http://jeannedesaintemarie.com/) and her family here in France. Thanks … Continue reading Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

The Last of the Season – Château Chantilly from a Painter’s Eye

November 19, 2013 by Doug Cushman

If you threw a rock outside of Paris proper in any direction, chances are you’d hit some kind of château. … Continue reading The Last of the Season – Château Chantilly from a Painter’s Eye

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