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, young adults, and those who are still young at heart.

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 with her family on the farm. Micheline has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, is co-owner of Whimsical Publishing and is an accomplished artist in multiple mediums. She is also an author and her debut YA novel series starting with  The Maiden Ship is now available as well as her NEW novelized YA version of Charting Stars. 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 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.com / @mckenziecatron 

Whimsical will be publishing McKenizie’s debut novel in 2022, so keep a close eye on our posts to stay up-to-date with the reveals as they come!

img_9549-copyAuthor – Erin Kleveland

Erin lives with her family in Meridian, Idaho. A young upcoming author who worked  in collaboration with Micheline Ryckman’s illustrations to co-create the graphic novel version of Charting Stars for Whimsical Publishing. The book is geared towards pre-teens to teens (and to those who are still young at heart).  You can connect more with Erin on her Instagram account @treasureplanetjimxzara.

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 and Whimsical’s World of Horses. You can connect more with Hayden at onceatree.com


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