R. S. Markel

Character Essays

From the Morning Conversation

R. S. Markel has invited his large, venerable porcine friend Abselard to share a few editorials gleaned from his early morning discussion with friends Swinston, Babeth, Quenelope. For this quartet invariably gathers each and every morning just after dawn to gnash over (always with the utmost respect, of course) news and gossip gathered from their secretive sources about The Farm. Here, however, they have been asked to write about specific subjects, and to provide a little insight regarding the world of The Farm and beyond. Click on any of the links under "Essays" to read on. We do hope you enjoy this new addition!

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Abselard

The Morning Conversation

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

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Hinsberth Presents

Speaking Engagements

Follow your dreams! Author, illustrator, scientist, engineer and generally curious character R. S. Markel is available to present The Wisdom of Ducklings at your next event or engagement.
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R. S. Markel
Photo by Tracy Burke Photography

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 essays and illustrations. I do hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the whimsical world of Lillybeth and Hinsberth.

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