Bleckwehl, Mary

Contact Info:

Lives in: Northfield, MN

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 507-581-0970

Author of:

Children’s Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, Picture Books, and Upper Middle Grade Fiction

Age Group: PreK-8th Grade


Henry You’re Late AGAIN! illustrated by Brian Barber, Beaver’s Pond Press 2011

Henry You’re Hungry AGAIN? illustrated by Brian Barber, Beaver’s Pond Press 2013

Claire’s Hair illustrated by Sara Weingartner, Beaver’s Pond Press 2018

The Birthday Cookbook, Black Rabbit Books 2021

Awesome Disgusting Careers in Science, Black Rabbit Books 2022

Awesome Disgusting Careers in Medicine, Black Rabbit Books 2022

Awesome Disgusting Careers in Water and Sewer, Black Rabbit Books 2022

Awesome Disgusting Careers in Garbage, Black Rabbit Books 2022

The Worry Knot, Immortal Works Press 2022

Arrrgh! Me HATE To Wait,  Starlight Books 2023

Fetching Dreams, Immortal Works Press 2023

Book Awards:

Henry You’re Late AGAIN! Independent Publisher’s Book Award Gold recipient for Children’s Fiction 7 and under, Midwest Book Awards Finalist for Children’s Fiction, Foreword Review’s Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist for Children’s Picture Books, Mom’s Choice Award Gold for humor, National Indie Excellence Award winner for Book Cover Design for Children’s Books

Henry You’re Hungry AGAIN! Finalist International Book Awards in Children’s Fiction, Mom’s Choice Awards Gold for Humor in Picture Books

Claire’s Hair: Midwest Book Awards Winner for Children’s Fiction and Graphic-illustration, Finalist for Total Book Design

The Worry Knot: Book Excellence Finalist, Moonbeam Bronze Award, Purple Dragonfly Winner for Middle Grade and Special Needs/Disability Awareness
Mary Bleckwehl is a parent, a former teacher and has presented to over 90,000 students as an author in schools, libraries and at young writer conferences. Her passion for promoting literacy in an interactive and fun manner makes her a favorite for presenting to groups of all ages and sizes. When she’s not working on her latest fiction or non-fiction writing, you can catch up with her on the biking or hiking trail or giving her monster dog a run!
Presentation Title & Description:
I enjoy doing any of the following:
Virtual or in-person presentations Preschool read alouds/storytime
Individual class, grade level or multi-grade level presentations
Focused writing workshops
Topics vary depending on group’s interests.
To name a few: how I became a writer, how to write a scary story, publishing process from idea to finished book
*Also available for virtual presentations via Skype or Zoom*
My fees are reasonable and negotiable. I strive to make author visits affordable for all. For details about my fees or to inquire about my availability, contact me from my website or email me: [email protected]