The WE COULD BE VILLAINS COVER IS HERE!!! So excited to share this cover reveal with you all. Author, Megan Mccullough and myself, Micheline Ryckman, worked for months creating this one and getting it just… More
WE COULD BE VILLAINS is a brilliant, YA tale that’s perfect for fans of pop culture and comics, it packs an entire cinematic universe into a book.
I’m not typically the kind of reader who gravitates toward superhero stories, but the minute I started reading Megan’s query I was sucked right in. I love this book to pieces, and it’s such a privilege to be publishing it.
Can’t wait until May 15th when we reveal the cover and preorder campaign!
If you’re interest in signing up for a chance to get an ARC of Megan’s release, be sure to head to this LINK!
An unlikely heroine, a handsome goblin, and a mysterious little girl—is that enough to capture your interest? No? Ok, how about gnomes in mushroom caps, magical trees, and imps who love sweet rolls? No, again? Ok, how about disability representation, high stakes adventure, a childhood friends to lovers trope, and a terrifying, skin stealing witch?!
Seriously though, A Daughter of the Trolls isn’t just another faerie story, it’s a faerie story you don’t want to miss!
Check out the first two chapters here >>> ADOTT-Chapter-1-2
The beautiful ADOTT sweatshirt pictured above is available through the author’s shop, along with lots of other pretty designs. Check out more of the clothing designs here >>> ADOTT MERCH
The paperback version of A Daughter of the Trolls is available to preorder through our shop with lots of lovely incentives. Take a peek here. The book is also available to preorder as a kindle ebook via Amazon, and on the release day, April 21st, it will also be available as hardcover and a paperback on Amazon.
Whimsical is growing even more, my Whimsies!!!
If you follow me on social media you’ll know that it’s been my heart to grow my business enough to be able to start helping and supporting other indie authors and other artists. You all know that last year Whimsical signed our first author, McKenzie Catron, but now our family is growing even more!
So pleased to introduce you to Megan McCullough!!!
Megan McCullough wanted a superpower, so she picked up a pen and became an author. Living in Florida, the theme park capital of the world, only fuels her love for storytelling. When she isn’t writing, you can find her designing a book cover for someone else’s literary masterpiece, fangirling over the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or wishing she was at Disney World. Join Megan’s adventures through her Instagram (@meganmcculloughbooks) or at meganmccullough.com. (You can peek at some of Megan’s cover design work in the images below.)
Whimsical will be publishing Megan’s debut novel this year!!! I can’t give you the full details yet, but I can tell you that if you love superheroes, you are gonna LOVE this tale! Trust me, this story is AMAZING!
For those who’ll ask, yes, I’ll be doing the cover art together with Megan as a collab! Woot woot!!!
P.S. Have you always wanted to be a published author? Whimsical is still taking manuscript submissions at this time, all the information is here at this LINK!
The adventure concludes with The Rightful Bearer! Join Dain, Sable, Elden, and the rest of the Maiden Ship crew in this final seafaring adventure.
Make peace with your past, lest it ruin your future.
Dain Alloway has been tasked with finding the rightful bearer and stopping the oncoming invasion of the four kingdoms. But as he begins the journey, self-doubt invades first, and he finds his confidence waning—Dain is no longer sure he’s the right person for this job. Who is he to challenge an emperor and his monstrous creations? Who is he to stop a war?
Meanwhile, Sable Cortham’s talent has grown, and every new lesson brings her another step closer to becoming one of the most powerful adept in history. But wielding this kind of magic makes Sable a target. She’s begun to wonder, even if they can find the rightful bearer and stop the emperor, how many more villains will come for her power? Will the four kingdoms ever be safe for the adept?
Elden Grayspire has recently been rescued from a centuries-old prison of stone, and while he rejoices in his newfound freedom, he laments the fact that his beloved remains a prisoner still. Mourning the loss of so many things past, feeling lonely and helpless, Elden struggles to find a place in this new time and era. As he embarks on a secret mission against the very man who cursed him long ago, will he finally discover a purpose and a way to belong?
You can preorder the signed paperback edition which includes ALL the preorder incentives pictured here on WHIMSICAL, including a bonus scene from Sable’s POV, in the future, that you cannot get anywhere else!
You can preorder the EXCLUSIVE hardcover edition of TRB on Faecrate.com. (You definitely don’t want to miss this!)
Or you can preorder the kindle ebook version on AMAZON.
(Preorder incentives are only available her on Whimsical and are not included through Faecrate or Amazon.)
Since all the reveals for The Rightful Bearer, the third and final book in The Maiden Ship series, are coming in January, we thought it would be nice to put the kindle versions of the first two books on sale until then. So, from now until January 1st, 2022 you can get The Maiden Ship and The Lion of the Sea for only $0.99 on Amazon at this LINK !!!
COVER REVEAL for A Daughter of the Trolls!!!
Release date: April 21, 2022
Are you afraid of the bogeyman?
Eighteen-year-old Sparrow can’t remember a time when she wasn’t. And neither can her mother—or the trolls, imps, gnomes, and faeries who all live in the Glade and call it home. Though Sparrow’s weak heart keeps her wheelchair bound, she and her mother have dedicated their lives to protecting the Glade, especially from the worst bogeyman of them all: the skin-stealing, poison-ingesting witch called Black Annis.
But one night, Sparrow makes a terrible mistake, and everything she once held dear is taken from her. The Glade is no longer a sanctuary, and the only way Sparrow can save her mother and her friends is to journey out into a monster-ridden world that wasn’t made for her or her wheelchair. Joined by her half-goblin friend, Rush, Sparrow will have to confront her fears before the ones they love are lost forever.
A Daughter of the Trolls will appeal to fans of European folklore and the darker Grimm Brother’s fairytales. This is a spine-tingling young adult fantasy adventure about evil witches, monsters, and the imperfect heroes who face them all. You’ll join Sparrow and her faerie friends on a life changing journey where they face not only their outer demons, but their inner ones as well.
Whimsical Publishing is incredibly excited reveal this cover to you and let you know that McKenzie Catron’s debut novel is now available for preorder! Release date will be April 21st, 2022!!! You can preorder the paperback version of A Daughter of the Trolls HERE on our site, (preorders here will automatically include a signed bookplate and all the preorder incentives pictured.) You can also preorder the kindle e-reader version via AMAZON right now (preorder incentives are not included with Amazon orders, and yes, the paperback will be available via Amazon on the release date.)
A note from the author, McKenzie Catron:
Growing up, I always wanted to be an author. I tried time and time again to concoct an idea, but they never seemed to stick. I never felt that I had a story important enough to tell, that was until I became disabled. I spent my whole life being healthy and able bodied until I became completely blindsided in 2018 by an untreatable chronic illness that put me in a wheelchair.
After that, reading fantasy books was difficult. I couldn’t connect with characters as easily and I couldn’t put myself in these fantastical scenarios full of adventure and incredible feats. I can’t even roll over carpet, how could I picture myself traveling through a forest alongside these characters?
This is how A Daughter of the Trolls was born. I wanted to give people like me with disabilities and chronic illnesses a character to relate to. I found a way for Sparrow, who has a similar illness to me, to go on an adventure that is…not very ADA compliant. Not to mention, I got to share my struggles and frustrations of being wheelchair bound without being paralyzed through Sparrow. There are so many stigmas when it comes to being disabled, this is not a one size fits all world and we are not meant for molds. Thank goodness I learned that disability is not inability.
I can only hope that readers will fall in love with my characters the way I have, and that they come out on the other side with memories of a story they’ll never forget.
I’m so excited to let you know that the cover reveal for A Daughter of the Trolls will be coming your way on November 1st, so keep your peepers peeled! SO CLOSE! Woooohoooo! In the meantime I wanted to share a little word with you all from the author, McKenzie Catron:
Growing up, I always wanted to be an author. I tried time and time again to concoct an idea, but they never seemed to stick. I never felt that I had a story important enough to tell, that was until I became disabled. I spent my whole life being healthy and able bodied until I became completely blindsided in 2018 by an untreatable chronic illness that put me in a wheelchair. After that, reading fantasy books was difficult. I couldn’t connect with characters as easily and I couldn’t put myself in these fantastical scenarios full of adventure and incredible feats. I can’t even roll over carpet, how could I picture myself traveling through a forest alongside these characters? This is how A Daughter of the Trolls was born. I wanted to give people like me with disabilities and chronic illnesses a story to relate to. I never imagined what my book would become and I am so unbelievably excited for it to be out in the world and in your hands soon!
If you’ve been following along on social media, you may have already seen this reveal, but I wanted to share it here too. Whimsical will be publishing the debut novel, A Daughter of the Trolls, by McKenzie Catron in 2022. We are slowly revealing bits and pieces of this new book over the rest of 2021, including the cover which we are are over-the-moon excited about! EEEEEEEKKKK!
This upcoming YA fantasy adventure is a tale you will not want to miss, trust me!
Hoping today is the best it possibly can be for all of you!
I’m SOOOOOO excited to announce that Whimsical has signed our first YA author, (besides myself ), so please let me introduce you to McKenzie Catron!
McKenzie lives in sunny Arizona with her personal dog Finn and service dog Grimm. She is a wheelchair bound creative makeup artist fighting against disability stigmas one book and bodypaint at a time. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels you can find her over on Instagram sharing her art>>> @mckenziecatron
Whimsical will be publishing McKenzie’s debut novel in 2022, and while I can’t give you the full details yet, I can tell you that there are a lot of people in the world who need this story, (okay, well, maybe just EVERYONE needs this story). Trust me, you won’t want to miss out!
It’s here!!! SO EXCITED!!!
Hello my Whimsies, Micheline here!
Charting Stars is officially out and about in the world!!! So excited for you to read this tale. I had one of my ARC readers say that I had created a new genre with this book–FEEL-GOOD FANTASY–I love that! It’s exactly what I wanted to create!
|Charting Stars began as a graphic novel series years ago, but due to unforeseen circumstances, an injury, and serious chronic health problems, I was unable to continue. It was devastating; I loved the story and the characters so much, but I just couldn’t draw while I was so injured and ill. Hence, during that time, I turned to writing as my primary creative outlet, it was something I could actually do from my bed, and it wasn’t until after I wrote my debut novel, The Maiden Ship, that I started to imagine continuing the Charting Stars tales in a full novel versions instead. So, as my health recovered to more functional levels, I began plucking away at this story again, and over the course of 2019 and 2020, I wrote this book. What I want people to know the most about this story is that, like me, it got a second chance at life, and I poured every single ounce of gratitude I had for being alive and functioning into this tale. I filled it with my joy, imbued it with my humour, and I’m desperately hoping—honestly it’s all I care about—that it makes you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Yep, that’s my only goal with this one, to bring you JOY!|
Charting Stars is the first book in a spirited, heartfelt young adult fantasy series by Micheline Ryckman that will appeal to the minds of those who’ve always felt, well, ordinary. Talia’s adventures prove that even an average everyday girl can have skills enough to be a hero. And she’s joined on her journey by a lovable cast of characters—some human, some furry, some covered in ivy vines—who will steal your heart away.