Character Essays

From the Morning Conversation

R.S. Markel has invited his 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!


Abselard Placard

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 their morning conversations. We do hope you enjoy this new addition.


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The Author

Photograph by Tracy Burke

Welcome. I am a writer and illustrator of novels 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, interviews, and illustrations. I do hope you enjoy this small glimpse into the world of Lillybeth and Hinsberth.

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