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!

NEW PICTURE BOOK ALERT!!   Arrrgh! Me HATE To Wait! Order now!

ALSO!! IN PERSON and 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:

You can buy any of my books, including THE WORRY KNOT, my debut tween book, wherever books are sold!

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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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Available September 2022

Rourke is hoping for a perfect seventh grade year but he’s a boy who worries—a lot. It affects his friendships, his sleep, and his stomach. In a story of compassion and unexpected discoveries, Rourke’s worries ease and he realizes no one’s life is perfect—just different.

2021 release!


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School Visits

Northfield Montessori – Northfield MN – April 11, 2023

Hartley Elementary School – Waseca MN – April 17, 2023

Open Door Preschool – Northfield MN – April 18, 2023

Northfield Nursery School – Northfield MN – April 19, 2023

Northfield Nursery School – Northfield MN – April 25, 2023

Other Events

Rochester Young Artists, Young Authors Conference – Rochester MN – May 16, 2023 - May 18, 2023, All Day

Spring Valley Library Event – Spring Valley MN – June 14, 2023, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Austin Public Library – Austin MN – July 6, 2023, All Day