News & Events

Appearance at Children’s Chorale Fundraiser

R. S. Markel, November 28, 2019

R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books, prints, note cards, and bookmarks will be at the Boulder Chorale holiday concert “Brightest and Best Holiday Concert”. The concert is to be held at FUMC as part of the Chorale’s annual fundraiser on December 14th beginning at 4 pm and December 15 also beginning at 4pm. Come and enjoy the beautiful holiday music and gifts!

The Essence of Things Now on Kindle!

R. S. Markel, November 25, 2019

The second Lillybeth and Hinsberth book, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things is now available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers and tablets using the free Kindle app.

Character Prints Available on Etsy!

R. S. Markel, November 23, 2019

Professionally matted prints of characters from the Lillybeth and Hinsberth novels are now available for purchase on Etsy.

Site Redesign

R. S. Markel, June 18, 2019

The website has been redesigned, updated, and published. The majority of the old pages have been imported, new articles and pages are forthcoming. Some rather wonderfully generous people have been helping with this process as I continue my efforts on writing the third Lillybeth and Hinsberth novel. A gracious thank you to all who have provided a bit of their time and talent!

World Book Day

R. S. Markel, April 23, 2017

Today is world book day, a particular day marked every year since the initial inception in 1995 to celebrate books and the joy of reading. As an avid reader, an author, and a father of a daughter who cannot seem to find enough books or time to read, World Book Day is an annual reminder of the importance of reading and of learning through the medium of the written word. So whether one wishes to be immersed in some faraway, fantastical place or discover the hidden workings of our amazing world, I hope we might all find the opportunity to spend even a little bit of today in the company of a favorite book. And now that I have written this tidy little post, I shall find a comfortable spot and return to my reading.

Appearance at Children’s Chorale Fundraiser

R. S. Markel, December 2, 2016

R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints will be at the Boulder Chorale holiday concert “A Thousand Beautiful Things”. The concert is to be held at FUMC as part of the Chorale’s annual fundraiser on December 9th from 7 to 9 and December 11 from 4 to 6. Come for a chat and to enjoy the beautiful holiday music and gifts!

Update- Guest Artist Appearance at Cedar Art Studios

R. S. Markel, October 18, 2016

Presenting the flyer for the upcoming appearance of R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints at the Cedar Art Studios First Friday event on November 4th from 6-9PM. Please feel welcome to pick up a signed book and print (the perfect gifts for any avid readers on your list if out for early holiday shopping), or just meet and chat with author and illustrator R. S. Markel and enjoy the beautiful works of the Cedar Art Studios artists. Light refreshments will be served.

Appearance at Cedar Art Studios

R. S. Markel, August 2, 2016

The wonderful artists producing beautiful work at Cedar Art Studios in Boulder have invited R. S. Markel to be the guest artist for the Open Studios First Friday Artwalk on November 4, 2016 from 5:30pm until 9pm. Please come and join the Cedar Art Studios artists, R. S. Markel, and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints for what is sure to be a fun autumn evening.

Kutandara Silent Auction

R. S. Markel, September 3, 2016

A signed copy of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and a print have been donated to Kutandara Center’s “Moon and Stars” silent auction fundraiser. The Kutandara Center is an organization devoted to building community through music.

National Book Lover’s Day

R. S. Markel, August 10, 2016

Yesterday was National Book Lover’s day in the US, and as part of the ongoing celebrations I would like to share a quote. I first read this quote at the age of ten, after my father gave me the book Cosmos as a gift. As a writer, I could not agree more. Books truly are magic.

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
-Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Random House, 1980)

Appearance at Chorale Fundraiser

R. S. Markel, December 1, 2015

R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints will be at the Boulder Chorale concert at FUMC as part of the annual fundraiser on December 11th from 4 to 6 and December 13 from 7 to 9. Come and enjoy the beautiful holiday music and gifts!

Appearance at West of Broadway Holiday Market

R. S. Markel, November 28, 2015

R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints will be at the West of Broadway Holiday Art Show on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th from noon to four. The event is to be held at the beautiful Silver Sage Common House, 1650 Yellow Pine Avenue in Boulder. Please feel free to come and join us!

Presentation

R. S. Markel, November 10, 2015

R. S. Markel will be presenting The Wisdom of Ducklings November 19, 2015 at 10:00 in the library of Foothill Elementary.

Presentation

R. S. Markel, November 05, 2015

R. S. Markel will be presenting The Wisdom of Ducklings on November 17th at 10:00 in the library of Foothill Elementary in Boulder.

Presentation

R. S. Markel, November 02, 2015

R. S. Markel will be presenting The Wisdom of Ducklings November 12, 2015 at 1:30 in the library of High Peaks Elementary in Boulder.

Presentation

R. S. Markel, November 1, 2015

R. S. Markel will be presenting The Wisdom of Ducklings November 4, 2015 at 1:30 in the library of High Peaks Elementary in Boulder.

Thorne Nature Experience Fundraiser

R. S. Markel, October 12, 2015

A signed copy of Lillybeth & Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and a print have been donated to the Thorne Nature Experience “Natural Night Out” annual fundraising event to take place on October 23rd. Thorne Nature Experience is an outdoor education center for children.

Presentation

R. S. Markel, October 5, 2015

R. S. Markel will be giving his presentation The Wisdom of Ducklings beginning October 11, 2015 at 10:30 in the library of FUMC in Boulder.

There with Care Silent Auction

R. S. Markel, September 10, 2015

A signed copy of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things and a print have been donated to There with Care’s “Red Carpet Adventure” silent auction fundraiser. There with Care is an organization which helps families with children who are facing medical crisis. The “Red Carpet Adventure” is There with Care’s annual signature fundraising event and will be held on September 28th in Denver and September 29th in Boulder. Please visit the There with Care site for more information.

The Edges of Things on Kindle

R. S. Markel, April 13, 2015

We are excited to announce that Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things is finally available for download on Kindle.

The Edges of Things Goodreads Giveaway

R. S. Markel, January 29, 2015

The Goodreads giveaway of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things, ends Saturday, January 31st. Please follow this link if you wish to enter.

Expanding Horizons

R. S. Markel, January 27, 2015

Our large and mostly reticent but nevertheless thought provoking porcine friend Abselard has offered to share a few opinions in his editorial series, The Morning Conversation. The latest entry is titled: Stories to Expand Your Horizons.

Lillybeth and Hinsberth on Kindle

R. S. Markel, January 21, 2015

The team here is hard at work converting the formatting and graphics of the books to Kindle format. Due to the high resolution illustrations, the number of pages and identical formatting to the printed books the Kindle files will be larger than many downloads, so please be patient if you choose to download the Kindle book!

The Morning Conversation

R. S. Markel, January 6, 2015

Introducing an editorial series steeped in considerable opinion concerning the world of The Farm and beyond, generously offered by none other than the distinguished Mr. Abselard from R. S. Markel’s literary adventure series Lillybeth and Hinsberth. The Morning Conversation is intended to delight and entice a chuckle or two. Perhaps, there is a subject you wish for Mr. Abselard to chat about? If so, do let us know, and we will ask him for a word or two. The first topic in the series is Stories with Inspiring Messages.

The Essence of Things

R. S. Markel, January 6, 2015

R. S. Markel and all who have helped along the way are very excited to announce the availability of the 519 page heartwarming epic Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things. Follow these links to find the book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Lillybeth and Hinsberth at Barnes and Noble

R. S. Markel, December 14, 2014

R. S. Markel’s heartwarming novels are now available for purchase on the Barnes and Noble website, just follow the links:

Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things.

New Illustrations

R. S. Markel, November 16, 2014

R. S. Markel has added six new illustrations to the Illustration Gallery!

Essence Book Cover

R. S. Markel, November 12, 2014

After much hard work we are pleased to announce the new cover for Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things has been completed, featuring hand drawn and painted illustrations by the author. The book will be available soon!

There with Care Silent Auction

R. S. Markel, September 01, 2014

A signed copy of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and a print have been donated to There with Care’s “Red Carpet Adventure” silent auction fundraiser. There with Care is an organization on a mission to help families with children who are facing medical crisis. The “Red Carpet Adventure” is There with Care’s annual signature fundraising event and will be held on September 12th in Denver and September 13th in Boulder. Please visit the There with Care site for more information.

Gallery Opening

R. S. Markel, July 26, 2014

You are invited to join us at Boulder’s FastFrame for an exhibit featuring The Edges Effect. Meet author and illustrator R. S. Markel and Fiber Artist Julie Ireland on July 26, 2014 from 3 to 5pm! Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Boulder’s FastFrame
2327 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 448-1000

The Edges Effect Exhibit

R. S. Markel, July 21, 2014

Thank you Kim Obert of Fast Frame in Boulder. Why? Because she has invited us into her beautiful store for the months of July and August 2014. We are so grateful to be able to display the artistic works of R. S. Markel and his first novel, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things alongside the work of fiber artist Julie Ireland.

Please feel welcome to join us at the Gallery Opening:

When: JULY 26, 2014 from 3-5pm!
Where: 2327 30th St. Boulder, CO, 80301
(303) 448-1000

As noted above, The Edges Effect will be on display at Fast Frame all of July and August 2014

Lillybeth and Hinsberth at BVSD

R. S. Markel, April 26, 2014

One of the local school districts is having a silent auction to help raise funds for the Trip Tracker initiative encouraging staff, parents, and students to be healthy and use their own muscle power to travel to and from school. If interested in helping this program R. S. Markel has donated a signed copy of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things and a limited edition print to the items available in the silent auction. While the auction is active you may bid here.

The Edges Effect at the Dona Laurita Gallery

R. S. Markel, April 26, 2014

Presented here in visual form are the details regarding the upcoming exhibition of The Edges Effect artistic collaboration between author & illustrator R. S. Markel and fiber artist Julie Ireland at the Dona Laurita Fine Art Gallery in Old Town Louisville, Colorado. Please feel welcome to come and join R. S. Markel and the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints for an enjoyable evening of art, conversation and refreshments.

Lillybeth and Hinsberth at the Dona Laurita Fine Art Gallery

R. S. Markel, April 17, 2014

A gallery exhibit of R. S. Markel’s books and illustrations will be held at the Dona Laurita, Photography & Fine Art gallery in Old Town Louisville. The exhibit will run for three full weekends in May 2014! Along with the Lillybeth and Hinsberth books and prints the beautiful work of Fiber Artist Julie Ireland will also be on display. More details will be forthcoming.

New Illustrations

R. S. Markel, February 25, 2014

R. S. Markel has penciled new illustrations for in the Illustration Gallery. In anticipation of the forthcoming second novel Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Essence of Things a few characters from the book have been included.

Lillybeth and Hinsberth are at the Tattered Cover

R. S. Markel, February, 2 2014

Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things is now for sale at all three Tattered Cover locations.

Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-322-7727
Toll Free: 1-800-833-9327
Hours: Mon – Sat, 9am to 9pm; Sun 10am to 6pm

Tattered Cover in Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-436-1070
Hours: Mon – Fri, 6:30am to 9pm; Sat 9am to 9pm; Sun 10am to 6pm

Tattered Cover at Highlands Ranch
9315 Dorchester Street, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303-470-7050
Store Hours: Mon – Sat 9am to 9pm; Sun10am – 6pm
Cafe Hours: Mon – Fri 7am to 9pm; Sat 8am to 9pm; Sun 8am to 6pm

Book Signing

R. S. Markel, December 10, 2013


Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

1-4pm

Boulder, CO

Come join R. S. Markel for a cozy and fun afternoon! There will be readings by the author (top of hour),
live music, light refreshments and custom gift wrapping. The Edges of Things will be available and
R. S. Markel will be available to share a chat and sign your copy.

Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things

R. S. Markel, December 4, 2013

We owe everyone a round of thanks for your support and enthusiasm as R. S. Markel’s heartwarming first novel, Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things is now available.
The response on Amazon and in our beautiful community has been welcoming and fantastic! We hope to see you for a quick visit on December 15th anytime between 1-4 pm. The lovely Ireland Family of Boulder will be hosting an Open House Book Signing to celebrate the release of Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things. There will be readings by the author (top of hour), live music, light refreshments and gift wrapping at what is certain to be a fun and entertaining event.

Illustrations for Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things

R. S. Markel, August 6, 2013

The illustrations for Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things have been completed. It has taken a substantial degree of effort but the first Lillybeth and Hinsberth book has been festooned with illustrations. For the visual among us I hope the drawings will make the experience of reading the text even more enjoyable as I have endeavored to capture the essence of each character’s personality without giving too much detail. Only a bit more work left to regarding the interior formatting and then on to publication.

Update on Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things

R. S. Markel, August 6, 2013

After nearly two years, at long last Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things is nearing publication.

We are working very hard on finishing the final touches for Lillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things. I am tremendously excited to be able to finally share this book, originally written for my daughter, with a wider audience. I can only hope it brings a little smile, a little joy and a little inspiration to readers.

New Illustration

R. S. Markel, July 3, 2013

A new illustration titled A Single Feather, portraying a touching scene fromLillybeth and Hinsberth: The Edges of Things has been entered into the Illustration Gallery. More illustrations are awaiting their place in the gallery and will soon be posted.