Hen&inkblots: A Literary Blog

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…

1, 2, 3…sheered sheep. A new Chick Hen cartoon by Doug Cushman!

May 31, 2018 by Erzsi Deak

Who’s Counting? Check out the lastest Chick-toon here!  

DELIVERY BEAR SING-A-LONG!

May 16, 2018 by Erzsi Deak

DELIVERY BEAR at your service! Zogby, the Delivery Bear in Laura Gehl’s new picture book aptly titled, DELIVERY BEAR (Albert … Continue reading DELIVERY BEAR SING-A-LONG!