Characters: Doctor Lochswyn

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Elder in years, tall and slightly frail of build, Doctor Heleen Lochswyn is a brilliant, caring, compassionate practitioner of medicine who, being the only resident with such expertise, takes care of every injury and illness on The Farm. She possesses a strong, highly principled personality and a broad view of caring for her patients, always ensuring everyone effected, both friends and family alike, are properly cared for. She is also a researcher, keeping an extensive library and a sizable collection of medicinal and herbal plants, and daily concocting ever more exotic forms of her infamous and strangely aromatic porridge. For more on Doctor Lochswyn please read her inspiring interview with our staff.

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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.

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".

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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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