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About Us

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Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. He is represented by Deborah Warren of East/West Literary Agency. He and his sons wrote MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES (Pelican, 2015; Best Picture Book at SoCal SCBWI Editor’s Day), WHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY (Pelican, 2016), MABEL AND THE QUEEN OF DREAMS (Schiffer, 2016; Finalist, Foreword Indies Best Picture Book), LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH (Pelican, 2016), CAP’N REX & HIS CLEVER CREW (Sterling, 2017), GOOD EGG & BAD APPLE (Schiffer, 2018), HOW THE SQUID GOT TWO LONG ARMS (Pelican, 2018), ALICE’S MAGIC GARDEN (Familius, 2018), SHERLOCK CHICK & BUNNY WATSON (Pelican, 2019), and TWO PIRATES + ONE ROBOT (Kane Miller, 2020).

Henry and his sons have also indie-published four children’s books. NIMPENTOAD reached #1 in Kindle Best Sellers large print sci-fi & fantasy, and was featured in Young Entrepreneur, Wired GeekDad, and CNN. BEYOND THE PALE featured short stories by award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip & Jane Yolen, and reached #2 in Amazon Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies.

Henry is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). He participates in literature panels at a variety of conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon. Henry reviews children’s books for the San Francisco Book Review and the San Diego Book Review.

Henry’s nonfiction story “Born to Dance” will appear in a future issue of Highlights for Children magazine.

Josh’s LEGO diorama “Zombie Apocalypse” was featured in the Creative Endeavors section of the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Cicada Magazine. His Warhammer diorama “Band of Brothers” was in the Jul/Aug 2014 issue. His LEGO diorama “The Doorways of Life” was in the Mar/Apr 2014 issue. Josh’s poem “Mom” was featured in Sept 2014 in Highlights for Kids.

Henry was a 2016 guest blogger on Angie Karcher’s Rhyming Picture Book Month (RhyPiBoMo).

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Henry was a 2014 guest blogger on Tara Lazar’s Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo).

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Henry has presented about writing at a variety of venues:

At the California School Librarians Association conference

At the Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival

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At the Orange County Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Editor’s Day 
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At the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference

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At the Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference

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At the San Diego chapter of the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators

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One thought on “About Us

  1. Keep up the good work and parenting!

    Happy April to all of you!

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