There are few things availing of such joy as sitting down, keeping company with a sheet of paper and pencil or paintbrush, letting go, and following where inspiration leads you. I feel privileged to share a glimpse of my journey here, with this little collection of illustrations from the Lillybeth and Hinsberth novels. It was my intention to capture the beauty of the settings and the personality of each character in the portraits, if you are familiar with their stories perhaps you may catch a glimpse of their unique quirks. I hope you enjoy them.
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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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.
"I am so sorry Mr. Hinsberth. I almost forgot — you are real."
The Edges of Things