Breakfast Serials Stories and Illustrations

Illustrator Marilynne K. Roach


Children's Books that Roach has written and illustrated:

In the Days of the Salem Witchcraft Trials
Down to Earth at Walden
Presto: or, the Adventures of a Turnspit Dog
Dune Fox
Encounters with the Invisible World
Two Roman Mice
The Mouse and the Song

Adult Books and Journals:

The Salem Witch Trials: a Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege

"Records of the Rev. Samulel Parris, Salem Village, Massachusetts, 1688-1696" New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 157 (January 2003)

"'That child Betty Parris': Elizabeth (Parris) Barron adn the People in her Life" Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 124 (January 1988)

Books the Roach has illustrated:

Celebrating American Heroes
Gardening 101
The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose
The Meetinghouse at Salem Village
So You Want to Build Energy Efficient House
Coal Comfort
So You Want to Fix Up an Old House

Marilynne K. Roach

"Breakfast Serials introduces reading enjoyment in bite-sized, easily digested portions that leaves a reader hungry enough for more."


Marilynne K. Roach, a life-long resident of Watertown, Massachusetts, graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and credits the public library system for the rest of her education.

Besides illustrating other writers' works on history, how-to, and horticulture she has written and illustrated seven books of her own. The most recent is In the Days Of The Salem Witchcraft Trials.

Is illustrating a serialized story different from illustrating a book?

Breakfast Serials' readers can't leaf ahead to see clues in later chapters so I don't have the worry of giving too much of the story away too soon. And pictures in a book don't have to compete visually with everything else trying to catch the reader's eye on a large newspaper page.


The Secret of Smith's Hill

Mystery? History Lesson? Ghost? Ten-year-old twins Kelly and James must contend with all three, as they seek to discover what's causing nighttime disturbances in their old Rhode Island house.

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