Lillybeth and Hinsberth Helping BVSD

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

The local school district is having a silent auction to help raise funds for the Trip Tracker initiative encouraging staff, parents, and students to be healthy and use their own muscle power to get to school. If interested in helping this program R. S. Markel has donated a signed copy of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and a limited edition print to the silent auction, and while the auction is active you may bid here.

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Nine New Illustrations

Posted by R. S. Markel on Feb 25th, 2014

R. S. Markel has penciled nine new illustrations viewable in the Illustration Gallery. In anticipation of R. S. Markel’s forthcoming second novel Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things a few of the new characters have been included.

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Open House Book Signing

Posted by R. S. Markel on Dec 10th, 2013

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013
Boulder, CO
Come join R. S. Markel for a cozy and fun afternoon! There will be readings by the author (top of hour), marimba music, light refreshments and gift wrapping. The Edges of Things will be available and R. S. Markel will be more than happy to chat a bit and sign your copy.

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Off to a Great Start!

Posted by R. S. Markel on Dec 04th, 2013

We owe everyone a round of thanks for your support and enthusiasm as R. S. Markel's heartwarming first novel, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things is now available. The response on Amazon and in our beautiful community has been welcoming and fantastic!

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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
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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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