Whimsical Publishing is a family-owned and operated Canadian company that has been enriching lives since 2010. Micheline Ryckman is the central figure in our company, and she strives to publish engaging, thoughtful, quality books, items, and artwork to enhance the lives of children, teens, and adults. Whimsical Publishing does not support the use of AI plagiarism technology on any of our art or books.

We are constantly working on something new, so please check out our regular posts, or stay connected on social media. (Links are below.)

Our books and products are available here in our>>> SHOP.

We encourage you to learn more by checking out our our regular blog posts, our Instagram account or our  Facebook. And please contact us if you have any business inquiries, like quotes for wholesale book purchases, or any other questions at all – we’d love to connect!



Owner/Illustrator/Author – Micheline Ryckman

Micheline lives on a farm in the Rocky Mountains of Canada with her family. She has a Bachelors degree in both History and Fine Arts, she co-owns Whimsical Publishing, and she’s an accomplished author/artist/illustrator. Her young adult, epic fantasy series,  The Maiden Ship , and young adult, feel-good fantasy, Charting Stars , are all available now. You can stay connected and learn more about Micheline’s future projects via her newsletter (please scroll down for the sign up) or follow her on Instagram: @whimsicalillustration for all things Whimsical Publishing & @theogwhimsicalauthor for content related specifically to Micheline’s art and written works.

Admin/Editorial Assistant/Author – Christina Bundy

Christina lives in eastern North Carolina with her husband and 2 dogs/fur kids. She has a Master’s degree in English from East Carolina University. After years of writing fanfiction, including two novel-length works about Elucien from ACOTAR, she is in the process of writing her first original novel. You can follow her progress and all her fandom adventures on her Instagram.


Author – McKenzie Catron

McKenzie lives in sunny Arizona with her personal dog Finn and service dog Grimm. She is a disabled creative makeup artist fighting against disability stigmas one book and body paint at a time. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels you can find her over on Instagram sharing her art or you can find more information on her website.

McKenizie’s young adult fantasy tale, A Daughter of the Trolls, is available, and her sequel A Goblin of the Glade is now available for preorder!

Author / Graphic Designer – 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 or at meganmccullough.com.

Megan’s young adult superhero novel, We Could be Villains, is available!

Author – Hayley Reese Chow

Hayley is a PowerPoint ranger by day and writer by night.  Her first self-published novel won the 2020 YA Florida Author Project and was the 5th place finalist in the 2021 Book Blogger Novel of the Year Awards. She currently dodges hurricanes in Florida with her two wild boys, her long-suffering husband, and a dog that thinks she’s a cat. Follow Hayley on her website or on Instagram.

Hayley’s young adult sci-fi romance, Into the Churn is AVAILABLE!

Author – Kaitlyn Carter Brown

An avid adventurer both on and off the page, Kaitlyn Carter Brown crafts fierce fantasy filled with high stakes, sweeping worlds, and courageous characters while taking inspiration from her treks across the US National Parks. Off the page, you’ll find her decorating cakes, drinking plenty of coffee, and surviving the Arizona heat much like her army of houseplants. Her previous work has been featured in several anthologies. Follow her Instagram and website for updates on her debut novel Queen of Shifting Sands – releasing in spring 2024 by Whimsical Publishing!

Author – Bryn Shutt

Bryn Shutt is a 30-something jack of all trades and master of none. After graduating from university in the course of study that required the least amount of term papers (accounting), Bryn went to work in the publishing industry (nonfiction).
Currently, she is a publishing director, as well as a medieval history consultant, general neat freak, and sinner saved by God’s grace. She lives with her husband and animal kingdom in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she juggles a day job, the writerly nightlife, and an intense study to become fluent in K-dramas (that counts as bilingual, right?).

Bryn and Micheline are currently co-authoring a Sleeping Beauty retelling, coming to Whimsical in the future. Follow her website or Instagram for updates!

Illustrator – Hayden Wolf

Hayden Wolf resides in British Columbia, Canada with his wife. Hayden balances an extensive background in art and design, along with his love for film, music, and photography. He has co-illustrated Whimsical’s World of Dragons . You can connect more with Hayden at onceatree.com


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