Inspiring Children - One Word at a Time

Meet Mary

Author and Educator Mary Bleckwehl will Spark your Students’ Creativity!

Whether you are planning a family literacy night, a young writer/artist conference, a school author visit or anything for the reading community-I would love to partner with you to inspire kids along their own literacy journey!

VIRTUAL VISITS now being scheduled for large groups, individual classes/small groups and even 1:1 at home chats for distance learners (how cool would that be?) Contact me:

School Visits

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School Visits

Do you mind if I drop in at your school? My greatest thrill is to share my passion for turning dreams into reality with young people. I would be honored to come to your school, classroom, or any place where dreamers and book lovers rule!

My Books

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Up coming releases!

Two Girls and A Yellow Bucket (debut middle grade novel! Sept. 2021 Clear Fork Publishing)

The Worry Knot (middle grade, Jan. 2022 Immortal Press)

Benton’s Attention Invention (Picture Book, Hurn Publishing 2024) 

New release!

A tale of friendship, empathy and a LOT of hair! –There’s not much Claire’s hair can’t do. It’s a jump rope, it ties up bad guys, and only needs washing once a year! But can her wild and wacky tresses make her best friend laugh again?

Illustrated By: Sara Weingartner

View these and other books on Book page!


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Book Signings

Young Authors Young Artists Conference (virtual) – Resource Training and Solutions/Sartell MN – March 15, 2021 - June 30, 2021, All Day

School Visits

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School – Kasson MN – February 28, 2022

Other Events

Planning a Successful School Visit – – August 10, 2021, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Tots and Tales at Keg and Case – St. Paul MN – September 2, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm