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Henry Herz

Self-Employed
author, editor
San Diego, CA
Henry Herz writes fantasy and science fiction for children. His debut traditionally published picture book, MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES, was published by Pelican in January 2015. WHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY and LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH will follow in 2016. 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) and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). He writes articles about children's literature for TheWriteLife.com, and maintains a popular blog on KidLit, fantasy, and science fiction at www.henryherz.com. He was a guest blogger in Tara Lazar's PiBoIdMo in 2014. Henry participates in literature panels at a variety of conventions, including moderating Fantasy Literature panels at San Diego Comic-Con with NY Times bestselling authors (2015: Heather Brewer, Kami Garcia, Jonathan Maberry, Brandon Sanderson & Maggie Stiefvater; 2014: David Brin, Jonathan Maberry, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Jason Hough & Marie Lu). Henry created KidLit Creature Week (www.birchtreepub.com/kcw/), an annual online gallery of monsters, creatures, and other imaginary beasts from children's books. Henry reviews children's books for the San Francisco Book Review.