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 or questions – we’d love to connect!



Owner/Illustrator/Author – Micheline Ryckman

Micheline Ryckman lives in Creston, BC with her husband and two children. Micheline has a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, is co-owner of Whimsical Publishing and is an accomplished artist in multiple mediums. Micheline has illustrated Miss Emily Goes to Bat and co-illustrated Whimsical’s World of Dragons , Whimsical’s World of Horses. She illustrated Whimsical’s graphic novel, Charting Stars. She is also a writer and her debut YA novel called The Maiden Ship is now available. You can stay connected and learn more about Micheline on Instagram: @whimsicalillustration & @mishmashartist 

img_9549-copyAuthor – Erin Kleveland

Erin lives with her family in Meridian, Idaho. A young upcoming author who worked as an author 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 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

Author – Trina Ayling

Trina lives in Cranbrook, BC with her husband and two boys. She is presently a trustee for School District 5. Whimsical’s story book, Miss Emily Goes to Bat, is Trina’s first book and focuses on the theme that every child is unique and special in his or her own way.


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