Alyssa Eisner Henkin


Vice President Trident Media Group, Lemonade-Maker and Literary Cheerleader

Bryn Mawr, PA

Trident Media Group

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Jun 11

My interview with the wonderful picture book author @taralazar is live today! She asks me all about my #MSWL and my agenting process…

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · May 29

Loved seeing Booksmart over Memorial Day weekend. Funny, a feel-good, and feminist bent? Would love to see a thought-provoking YA manuscript that makes me laugh as much as this did #WishlistWednesday #MSWL

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · May 8

It's #TeacherAppreciationWeek, so in the words of Ms. Frizzle, one of our favorite
teachers: “Get messy, make mistakes, go out there and explore…”! #MSWL

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · May 3

It’s #FeelGoodFriday and nesting season for birds! This stole my heart: thousands of people hand-knitted nests for abandoned baby birds at a North Carolina bird rescue organization. Wouldn’t this make a sweet #PB or even a photographic #kidlit book! #MSWL…

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · May 1

Local women’s @BrynMawrCollege celebrates May Day today! Love this @feministcampus article on Midge Maisel’s alma mater's transformation from very tea+pearls to feminist safe space for women+gender nonconforming folks. YA novel anyone? #WishWednesday #MSWL…

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Apr 24

We didn’t really celebrate #EarthDay when I was young, though the holiday has actually existed since 1970. Glad we’re now using reusable containers for my kids’ lunches instead of all those brown bags! I’d love to see #MG #NF about the story behind Earth Day #MSWL #WishWednesday

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Apr 17

Those who know me know I’m a sucker for a beautifully-conjured sense of place. My heart broke to see #NotreDame in flames, so this week’s wish is for stories that conjure the places, large and small, famous and not, that we each hold dear. #MSWL #WishlistWednesday

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Apr 12

Remember #FeelGoodFriday for the first of the month? Well last week it didn’t happen - April Fool’s! So instead, today I’m sharing a story about a teacher wearing a dress covered in her students’ doodles. #picturebook anyone? #PBchat #MSWL…

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Apr 10

"How used they keep themselves contented/Before this monster was invented?/... Don't you know?/We'll say it very loud and slow: THEY..USED...TO...READ!" Happy
#NationalPoetryMonth, and may my kids' brains not rot from looking at screens!
#RoaldDahl #WishlistWednesday #MSWL #rhyme

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Apr 3

In commemoration of the 51st anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination this week, I’d love to see more kids books that preserve his incredible legacy. #socialjustice, nonfiction #activism that inspires kids of all ages. #WishlistWednesday #MSWL

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Mar 27

Between the third grader winning his first basketball tournament and husband obsessing over the NCAA, #MarchMadness is here. I look forward to some manuscript madness as we kick off #PBParty. The search for my final 4 is on! #MSWL #WishlistWednesday

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Mar 20

"Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond," wrote E.B. White. Feeling renewed and reinvigorated to take on all those spring submissions coming out of hibernation… #MSWL #WishlistWednesday #SpringTime

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Mar 13

While I’m more partial to (keylime and apple) pie than pi, I sure do love a fun math book that might have had me loving math more as a kid. In honor of Pi Day tomorrow, I'd love something like BEDTIME MATH or for MG like MISCALCULATIONS OF LIGHTNING GIRL #WishlistWednesday #MSWL

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Mar 6

In the spirit of #WomensHistoryMonth I’m exercising this week to Brave Not Perfect by @reshmasaujani. Her journey from finance to an attempt at politics to founding @GirlsWhoCode is so empowering. Would love to see more NF like this for young readers! #MSWL #WishlistWednesday

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Mar 1

To kick off the First #FeelGoodFriday: 11-Year-old Girl Has Been Granting the Simple Wishes of Nursing Home Patients! This would be a sweet MG book too wouldn't it? #MSWL #intergenerational @Ludington this reminds me of your grandparents event Sunday!…

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Feb 27

"To all of the nerdy girls out there who hide behind their sketchbooks—don't be afraid to tell your stories to the world!" Calling all sketchers, doodlers, and artists: I’d love to work with you on your #kidlitart! #WishlistWednesday #MSWL…

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Feb 20

It’s a full-on snow day here in Byn Mawr. Reminds me of the nor’easter that forced kids to stay the night at schools back in November…say, wouldn’t that be a fun premise for an MG book? My third grader dreams of it #wishlistWednesday #MSWL via @ABC News

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Feb 13

Everyone’s buzzing about THEPROM Broadway musical: a lesbian couple fights to go the prom with the help of some Broadway performers. MS Universe for Valentine’s Eve: I ❤️a YA novel with the same inclusive spirit and hilarious fun and fabulousity! #WishlistWednesday #MSWL

Alyssa Eisner Henkin @AgentHenkin · Jan 30

I've been reading THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT and realized how few kids' books there are about chess. Then today I read that on this day in history in 1994 "Peter Leko became the world's youngest-ever grand master in chess." Wouldn't this be a fascinating MG novel! #MSWL #WednesdayWishes