About the Author

R. S. Markel is the author and illustrator of three Lillybeth and Hinsberth novels. An insatiably curious character, he is also a coauthor on seven academic publications spanning three different disciplines. On the approach of his avid book-loving daughter’s sixth birthday he rediscovered his passion for writing and illustrating. His daughter so enjoyed the stories he created to entertain her and the endless piles of books gathered from frequent trips to the local library that he decided to write a short story with a meaningful message to present to her as a special gift.

After finally sitting down to write, the floodgates were opened. Writing day and night, in little more than eleven weeks had written a 440 page novel titled Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things.

Not long after completing the first book he sat down again and wrote a 550 page sequel titled Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things. He is currently finalizing the third, 826 page Lillybeth and Hinsberth novel.

Mr. Markel hopes readers both young and old will enjoy sharing these glimpses into the adventuresome lives of his feathered and furry cast of characters!

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The Wisdom of Ducklings

The Wisdom of Ducklings

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in having me present The Wisdom of Ducklings, a story about finding your passions and pursuing your dreams.

Character Prints Available

Swinston and Company Print
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Professionally matted prints of illustrations from the Lillybeth and Hinsberth novels are now available for purchase on Etsy!

New Character Illustration

Mr. Wollmund

Announcing the first illustration of a new character from the forthcoming third Lillybeth and Hinsberth novel, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Shores of Forever. Who is this mysterious character?