Meet Our Authors, Illustrators & Contributors

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 has co-created Whimsical’s graphic novel series, Charting Stars. She is also currently working on her own YA novel called The Maiden Ship. You can learn more about Micheline here at this site & on her personal art blog >>> You can also follow Micheline on Instagram: @whimsicalillustration & @mishmashartist

img_9549-copyAuthor – Erin Kleveland

Erin lives with her family in Meridian, Idaho. A young upcoming author who has worked as an author in collaboration with Micheline Ryckman to co-create the graphic novel version of Charting Stars for Whimsical Publishing. The book is geared towards pre-teens to YA (and to those who are still young at heart). The first book in the series was released spring 2018. 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


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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