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!


June 2023 Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel: FETCHING DREAMS Order now!

January 2023 Picture Book:    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 FETCHING DREAMS, my NEWEST  tween book, wherever books are sold!

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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Available in Spanish also!

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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Book Signings

Book signing at Content Bookstore for new novel: Fetching Dreams – Northfield MN – November 26, 2023, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fair Trade Bookstore Signing – Red Wing MN – December 2, 2023, All Day

School Visits

Greenvale Park Elementary fifth graders – Northfield MN – October 17, 2023

Southview Elementary School – Waconia MN – March 19, 2024

Other Events

“Knight in Training” read aloud, Wartburg College Homecoming – Waverly IA – October 14, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Book Talk at FiftyNorth: Fetching Dreams – Northfield MN – October 27, 2023, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet the Author speaker for Rosemount Area Arts Council – Rosemount, MN – February 15, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm