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.

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 Ryckman lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada on a farm with her family. She has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, is co-owner of Whimsical Publishing, and is an accomplished artist/illustrator in multiple mediums. Her debut YA novel series,  The Maiden Ship , and her novelized version of Charting Stars , are all available. You can stay connected and learn more about Micheline via her newsletter (please scroll down for the sign up) or follow her on Instagram: @whimsicalillustration & @mishmashartist

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 bodypaint at a time. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels you can find her over on Instagram sharing her art. mckenziecatron.com / @mckenziecatron 

Whimsical will be releasing McKenizie’s debut novel, A Daughter of the Trolls, on April 21, 2022.

Author – 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.

Whimsical will be releasing Megan’s debut novel, We Could be Villains, on October 3, 2022.

Author – Hayley Reese Chow

Hayley is a PowerPoint ranger by day and writer by night, but the book that Whimsical will be publishing in 2023 is heavily influenced by her experiences as an All-American collegiate fencer and ultramarathoner. 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 hayleyreesechow.com or on Instagram @hayleyreesechow

Illustrator – Hayden Wolf

Hayden Wolf resides in Toronto, ON 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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