Book Cover Sneak Peek

Posted by R. S. Markel on Nov 12th, 2014

After much hard work we are pleased to present the new cover for Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things, featuring hand drawn and painted illustrations by the author.

Lillybeth and Hinsberth the Essence of Things Book Cover

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There with Care Silent Auction

Posted by R. S. Markel on Sep 01st, 2014

A signed copy of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and a print have been donated to There with Care's "Red Carpet Adventure" silent auction fundraiser. There with Care is an organization on a mission to help families with children who are facing medical crisis. The "Red Carpet Adventure" is There with Care's annual signature fundraising event and will be held on Septemeber 12th in Denver and September 13th in Boulder. Please visit the There with Care site for more information.

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Gallery Opening

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jul 26th, 2014

You are invited to join us at Boulder's FastFrame for an exhibit featuring The Edges Effect. Meet Author & Illustrator R. S. Markel and Fiber Artist Julie Ireland on July 26, 2014 from 3 to 5pm! Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Boulder's FastFrame
2327 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 448-1000

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The Edges Effect Exhibit at Boulder's FastFrame

Posted by R. S. Markel on Jul 21st, 2014

Thank you Kim Obert of Fast Frame in Boulder. Why? Because she has invited us into her beautiful store for the months of July and August 2014. We are so grateful to be able to display the artistic works of R. S. Markel and his first novel, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things alongside the work of fiber artist Julie Ireland.

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The Edges Effect at the Dona Laurita Gallery!

Posted by R. S. Markel on Apr 26th, 2014

Presented here in visual form are the details regarding the upcoming exhibition of The Edges Effect artistic collaboration between author & illustrator R. S. Markel and fiber artist Julie Ireland at the Dona Laurita Fine Art Gallery in Old Town Louisville, Colorado. Please feel welcome to come and join R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints for an enjoyable evening of art, conversation and refreshments.

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The Books


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.

Hinsberth Running

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.

Hinsberth Presents

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".

R. S. Markel
Photo by Tracy Burke Photography


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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