Hen&ink Coop: Erzsi Deak

About Erzsi Deak

Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, a writer, and an editor. With nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, she is most happy connecting individuals around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself or what hat you are wearing. She is an editorial agent, pushing her authors and illustrators to go the extra kilometer to achieve sometimes surprising insights and results. A two-time SCBWI Member of the Year awardee, she speaks on craft, “the market,” and current industry topics. She is pleased to announce that the new MAB Media will publish PERIOD PIECES: STORIES FOR GIRLS as one of its launch books in 2015. Her first picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! (Sourcebooks, 2014, illustrated by Doug Cushman) has just been picked up by the Scholastic Book Clubs. Thanks to technology, she can work from France and be in New York and London at the same time.

Get in touch:

Homepage: http://www.erzsideak.com

Titles by Erzsi Deak

Lines in the Sand: New Writing About War and Peace

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

(12 Jun. 2003)

Period Pieces: Stories for Girls

HarperCollins; First Edition

(February 4, 2003)

Pumpkin Time!

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

(July 1, 2014)

Hen&inkblots: Posts by Erzsi Deak

HOLD THE STRAW: Protecting the World One Word at a Time and One Breath at a Time

March 7, 2017

We are thrilled to share this link for Authors for Earth Day. The Coop’s Bruce Balan is back on the high … Continue reading HOLD THE STRAW: Protecting the World One Word at a Time and One Breath at a Time

Never Give Up: Carmen Oliver on Writing and the Successful School Visit

Carmen Oliver is interviewed by Alison  Green Meyers of the Highlights Foundation in preparation for Carmen’s May 2017 workshop, “Crafting … Continue reading Never Give Up: Carmen Oliver on Writing and the Successful School Visit

J.M. Lee’s SONG OF THE DARK CRYSTAL revealed!

December 11, 2016

Yay for J.M. Lee! More good news from the Coop: Cover reveal of J.M. Lee’s SONG OF THE DARK CRYSTAL … Continue reading J.M. Lee’s SONG OF THE DARK CRYSTAL revealed!

Congratulations to Chantal Bourgonje, the winner of the 2016 Hen&ink Literary Iconic Holiday Hen Contest!

December 10, 2016

Chantal Bourgonje captures the essence of Hen&ink Literary this holiday season with her “bird-on-bike” illustration. Do click on the image … Continue reading Congratulations to Chantal Bourgonje, the winner of the 2016 Hen&ink Literary Iconic Holiday Hen Contest!

The Iconic Holiday Hen Contest is ON! Deadline before November 16th

November 15, 2016

It’s holiday time (you’ve noted the bells and fake snow where you live? Maybe you have real snow? Even real … Continue reading The Iconic Holiday Hen Contest is ON! Deadline before November 16th

OPEN COOP FIRST FRIDAY November 4, 2016, noon to midnight, Pacific Time

October 26, 2016

Hen&ink Literary Open Coop First Friday is all about CRACKING GOOD IDEAS and VOICE. Send us your one-page 12 pt … Continue reading OPEN COOP FIRST FRIDAY November 4, 2016, noon to midnight, Pacific Time

Deadline for your Iconic Holiday Hen submissions is November 12-15, 2016

September 27, 2016

ICONIC HOLIDAY HEN CONTEST 2016 As we sneak up on Halloween and Voting Day and Thanksgiving (for the US contingent) … Continue reading Deadline for your Iconic Holiday Hen submissions is November 12-15, 2016

More on intent (and action)…

August 8, 2016

August 2016 — I was happy to see DIALOGUE: THE ART OF VERBAL ACTION FOR THE PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN … Continue reading More on intent (and action)…

Hen&ink is happy to announce its partnership with Sara Starbuck editorial services.

June 6, 2016

Sara Starbuck offers enlightened editorial services — as a writer, she understands the need to be respectful of the Work … Continue reading Hen&ink is happy to announce its partnership with Sara Starbuck editorial services.

The Next Open Coop Day is July 1st, 2016, noon to midnight Pacific Standard Time

Greetings from somewhere under the submissions pile! Due to an avalanche of submissions and on-going deals (yes, we sell books!), … Continue reading The Next Open Coop Day is July 1st, 2016, noon to midnight Pacific Standard Time

Thank you to all you brave writers and illustrators!

March 5, 2016

Open Coop First Friday for March has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who submitted middle-grade and illustration work. … Continue reading Thank you to all you brave writers and illustrators!

OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

February 2, 2016

Shut the door!  OPEN COOP DAY Announcing Open Coop First Fridays FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT, Pacific Standard Time (PST) Contemporary … Continue reading OPEN COOP DAY: Announcing Open Coop First Fridays

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

January 15, 2015

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

Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2013

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!

Ring in the Good Cheer!

November 14, 2013

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 Hen House Rock-n-Roll (and Positive Leaps) in 2013!

January 4, 2013

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

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

A Bearful of Stories

November 23, 2012

Puttering in the picture book garden with Erzsi Deàk and Carmen Oliver! As it’s Picture Book Month (in the middle … Continue reading A Bearful of Stories

Chick Hen speaks kinaráy-a!

April 7, 2012

Beaulah Pedregosa Taguiwalo (also known as Beaulah The Magnificent) treated Hen&ink to a clucking good chicken chuckle when she sent … Continue reading Chick Hen speaks kinaráy-a!

A Time of Change for Authors and Readers (guest blog)

February 9, 2012

Today henandinkblots welcomes guest blogger Mercy Pilkington, a young adult author and a staff writer for GoodEReader covering ebooks and … Continue reading A Time of Change for Authors and Readers (guest blog)