Meet Our Authors, Illustrators & Contributors

20130827-IMG_6009Owner/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 is also working on co-creating Whimsical’s new graphic novel series, Charting Stars. You can learn more about Micheline here at this site & on her art blog >>> You can also follow Micheline on Instagram: @whimsicalillustration & @mishmashartist


Author – Erin Kleveland

Erin lives with her family in Meridian, Idaho. A young upcoming author who is working in collaboration with Micheline Ryckman to create a graphic novel series for Whimsical Publishing. The books will be geared towards pre-teens and teens (and those who are still young at heart). The series is set to be release May 12, 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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