Expanding Horizons

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jan 27th, 2015

Our large and mostly reticent but nevertheless thought provoking porcine friend Abselard has offered to share a few opinions in his editorial series, The Morning Conversation. The latest entry is titled: Stories to Expand Your Horizons.

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Etsy Store

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jan 22nd, 2015

The team here has put forth great effort creating matted prints of R. S. Markel's illustrations from his literary adventure series, Lillybeth and Hinsberth! You may find them on Etsy!

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Lillybeth and Hinsberth on Kindle

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jan 21st, 2015

The team here is hard at work converting the formatting and graphics of the books to Kindle format. Due to the high resolution illustrations, the number of pages and identical formatting to the printed books the Kindle files will be significantly larger than most downloads, so please be patient if you choose to download the Kindle book!

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The Morning Conversation Begins

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jan 06th, 2015

Introducing an editorial series steeped in considerable opinion concerning the world of The Farm and beyond, generously offered by none other than the distinguished Mr. Abselard from R. S. Markel's literary adventure series Lillybeth and Hinsberth. The Morning Conversation is intended to delight and entice a chuckle or two. Perhaps, there is a subject you wish for Mr. Abselard to chat about? If so, do let us know, and we will ask him for a word or two. The first topic in the series is Books With Positive Messages.

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The Essence of Things

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jan 06th, 2015

R. S. Markel and all who have helped along the way are very excited to announce the availability of the 550 page heartwarming epic Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things on Amazon and Create Space, and Barnes and Noble. Return to The Farm and prepare to embark upon a most uplifiting adventure!

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The Morning Conversation

R. S. Markel has invited Mr. Abselard, a dear porcine friend and confidant and resident of The Farm, to share his opinions on a wide smattering of topics gleaned from the pig's venerable morning conversations. We do hope you enjoy this new addition.

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A Lillybeth and Hinsberth Newsletter!

Sign up to receive R. S. Markel's newsletter "The Anati Daily" and receive updates on news and events and the forthcoming third installment to the heartwarming Lillybeth and Hinsberth trilogy.

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Speaking Engagements

Follow your dreams! Author, illustrator, scientist, engineer and generally curious character R. S. Markel is available to give an inspiring presentation based on his short semi-autobiographical story titled "The Dream Star".

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Hello and welcome. I am a writer and illustrator of books for young (and young at heart) readers who have a passion for exploring fantastic places, impossible events and the magic and mysteries of our world. Please feel free to read a bit about my work and peruse the character and illustration galleries. I do hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the whimsical world of Lillybeth and Hinsberth.

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