“It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works.”

― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

author. editor.
literary agent.

Erzsi (“aire-zshee”) grew up believing that “Deak” meant “royal scribe,” but learned a few years ago that it’s closer to “Clark” or “Clerk.” The noble belief was good while it lasted.

A journalist for ages, Erzsi has covered fashion and children’s features from Fairbanks to San Francisco to Paris to Nairobi. She has tramped the Alaska Pipeline looking for environmental problems, worked as a camp counselor managing the craft hut, and always as a writer. She also edits the SCBWI Bulletin “Here, There, Everywhere” column that shines a bright light on children’s books around the world. Erzsi has been known to live on planes and at the book fairs in Frankfurt, Bologna and London. For family dinners, you can usually find her in France or the US.


literary studio

In addition to writing about flowering spaces and urban fowl, Erzsi hatched Hen&ink, a literary studio eleven years ago, and is happy to tell you  about her fabulous coop. Hen&ink provides literary services: agenting, scouting and translation.

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