R. S. Markel

Character Interviews

Despite being rather busy, our loyal and dedicated staff have managed to put together a list of character interviews — a compendium of discussions with characters from the Lillybeth and Hinsberth tales. Fortunately they were able to corner a number of the cast members and ask them (naturally with the help of translators, for most of us speak nary a word of Duck or Pig) a few questions about their lives, interests and reminiscences about the events chronicled in R. S. Markel's Lillybeth and Hinsberth novels. The interviews are listed below. We hope you enjoy this addition!

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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


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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