Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. 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 AND BAD APPLE (Schiffer, 2018), HOW THE SQUID GOT TWO LONG ARMS (Pelican, 2018), ALICE’S MAGIC GARDEN (Familius, 2018), SHERLOCK CHICK AND 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).
Henry was a 2014 guest blogger on Tara Lazar’s Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo).
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
At the San Diego State University Writers’ Conference