New Product Launch + A Giveaway!!!

Do you love mysteries? How about surprise lots? If so, we’ve got just the thing for you! Introducing Oops by the Ounce!

Sometimes, our postcards and bookmarks arrive with minor issues (bent corners, scratches, blemishes in the gloss top coat)… but aside from these slight imperfections, they’re still perfect for use or adding to your collection. So we had the idea of offering them to you in mystery bundles! They will be 100% randomly assorted, but we can guarantee each bundle purchased will have unique pieces. Click here to grab your mystery bundle today!

Rep codes are not valid on this item due to the steep discount already applied.

What’s that? You want more sales? Okie dokie!!

All the Kindle versions of my books are discounted to $0.99 each! Hurry over to Amazon to grab the eBooks of The entire Maiden Ship trilogy and Charting Stars!

Also, the paperback of The Rightful Bearer is still 40% off! No code needed! Click here to add it to your cart!


Meet Into the Churn author Hayley Reese Chow on July 2nd at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore in Rosemary Beach, Florida! The signing and book sale will be from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT.



June Free Postcard
This month, orders of $10 or more before shipping (Pride & Prejudice preorder excluded) will receive this postcard inspired by The Night Circus absolutely free!

It’s the 15th of the month and you know what that means…
This is the 5th bookmark in our 2023 Caraval collection! Get it while it lasts! It will only be in the shop until July 14th OR until sold out! Only 25 were printed, so don’t wait!

Don’t forget! The Whimsical exclusive edition of Pride and Prejudice is available for pre-order now! We aren’t sure if this will be a permanently stocked item, so if you want it, make sure you pre-order!

Pre-orders close July 25th!

It’s time for another GIVEAWAY!

My Whimsies! Did you miss out on getting this spectacular edition of Into the Churn from @unpluggedbookbox??? If you missed out, here’s a quick reminder of all the customizations Unplugged added to this edition!

  • reverse dust jacket art
  • stenciled sprayed edges
  • UV gloss and foiled dust jacket
  • exclusive foil design on hard case
  • digital signature
  • bonus content from Hayley
  • Author letter (bound in the book)
  • custom endpages
Seriously, this book is breathtaking! And I wanted to give one away to one of you – my most loyal newsletter readers! Click here to enter the giveaway.

Thank you for always being enthusiastic about Whimsical. You are all SO loved!

With love,

P.S. All the links for our databases and requests for Whimsical’s services can be found below!

Submit Your Manuscript to Whimsical Publishing
Request a Custom Artwork Commission
Request an Endorsement/Blurb Review

Please note that completing a form does not guarantee I will accept your request. This is purely for me to prioritize requests that I feel confident and inspired to complete.

Request an ARC of A Goblin of the Glade
Support Human Artists Database
Indie Author Database

Vote for ADOTT & Meet Your Favorite Whimsical Authors!

A Daughter of the Trolls Needs Your Vote!

My beautiful, and talented, and AMAZING author @mckenziecatron has made it to the FINAL round of the @realmmakers people’s choice award for her book, A Daughter of the Trolls!!! I am SO proud of her, you have no idea!!! 😭❤️ And we both just wanted to ask, if you’ve read ADOTT, to please consider voting for it in the finals. Please make sure you read the rules carefully and vote properly so that your entry is not disqualified. 🙌

Thank you to everyone who voted to get McKenzie this far! We love you all!!! 🍄❤️🍄

Meet Our Authors!!

Meet Into the Churn author Hayley Reese Chow on July 2nd at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore in Rosemary Beach, Florida! The signing and book sale will be from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT.

Our next signing is a BIG one! If you’re in the Orlando, Florida area, you’re going to want to put this one on your calendar!

For one day only, you can meet almost ALL of Whimsical’s authors! I personally won’t be able to travel that far, but Hayley, McKenzie, and Megan will all be at the Barnes & Noble at the Plaza Venezia in Orlando, FL on September 23rd from 2-4 pm!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet almost the whole Whimsical family! My admin assistant Christina will also be there helping out with things so if you see her, say hi!

Take a peek inside my sketchbook!

Do you recognize any of these faces? Here’s a hint – one may be familiar, while some are also new… but they are all from Whimsical novels!

Did someone say SALE?

Book on the Beautiful ocean beach On the outdoor blurred sea background

The paperback of The Rightful Bearer is 40% off! No code needed! Click here to add it to your cart!


This month, orders of $10 or more before shipping (Pride & Prejudice preorder excluded) will receive this postcard inspired by The Night Circus absolutely free!

Don’t forget this Caraval-inspired bookmark will only be available until June 14th or until supplies last! Only 25 were printed!



Thank you ALL for being here and being part of our Whimsical family!

Big Hugs!

Whimsical Exclusive Classics – Pride & Prejudice

We’re Sorry!

A few months ago, we tried out a new method of sending newsletters, but it seems that wasn’t as efficient as our old method. Some of you weren’t getting newsletters, and for that, we sincerely apologize!

Every business experiences adjustments and growing pains, but we know how frustrating it can be from the customer’s standpoint. Because of the inconsistency over the past few months, we’d like to offer you a special discount. Use code SORRY for 10% off any purchase in the shop. We know that doesn’t make up for missing out on some of the previous newsletters, but we just wanted to do a little something to show you we do value you being part of our Whimsical family. This code will expire on 06/15/2023.

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New Pre-Order!

Now on to more exciting things!!

Whimsical Publishing is proud to bring you its own exclusive edition of Jane Austen’s classic tale – Pride & Prejudice!

This edition will be a hardcover with dust jacket artwork created by me and designed by our own Megan McCullough. The hard case will also feature exclusive artwork done by me and all preorders will include a complimentary bookmark.

I have always loved this story so I am excited and proud to finally reveal this Whimsical version of Jane Austen’s P&P!!! I’ve been working on this artwork and design for months. There was even one point in the process where I wondered if I would ever finish it, BUT I DID, and here it is for all of you! I hope, hope, HOPE you love this. (Fingers double and triple crossed).

Most of you know this story by heart, but for those who don’t know, Pride & Prejudice is a classic comedy that follows the romantic entanglements of the Bennet sisters, particularly Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, in an 18th century English setting.

This 5.5” X 8.5” high-quality hardcover, full-length novel has a wrap-around dust jacket, art cover on the inside hardback, interior illustrations & ornamentals, and a complimentary bookmark. PLEASE NOTE: This is a preorder item right now and will not be shipping until July 25th, 2023. Click HERE to preorder!

If you love Jane Austen’s tales, which of her stories is your favourite? It just might help me choose future projects. 🙂 You can comment below or leave a comment on my Instagram post!

And remember! For the remaining month of May, orders of $10 or more before shipping (Pride & Prejudice preorder excluded) will receive this postcard of Tessa from The Infernal Devices absolutely free!


Also don’t forget this Caraval-inspired bookmark will only be available until June 14th or until supplies last! Only 25 were printed!

Title Reveal and New Caraval Bookmark!

There is cause to celebrate when someone dedicates a book to you, am I right? 

Actually it’s more than that, the fact that my dear friend @brshutt allowed me to be a beta reader for this tale was an honour in and of itself. And then to have her put my art on the back cover and include me in the dedication, well, it’s above and beyond. My heart overflows. I cannot begin to describe how much I love this book—oh wait, maybe I can, here is my blurb: 

A valuable long-lost diary, a jaded knight, a plethora of would-be kings, and an immortal meddler, what could possibly go wrong?
Illuminare is rich in adventure and prose, but even richer in subject and substance. This story explores the depths and heights of poverty verses wealth, peace verses war, love verses loneliness, slavery verses freedom, and light versus darkness. And while you traverse these moving themes you will smile, you will hold your breath—maybe you’ll cry a little—and by the end, you’ll only want more. (Also, be prepared to highlight quote, after quote, after quote.)
Illuminare is like an intelligent, clean version of Games of Thrones meets Medici. And while there are no elves, hobbits, or dwarves, the world within this tale boasts Tolkien level lore. (I swear, it’ll envelope you with its sophistication.) In summation, this is a transcendent piece of fantasy fiction that deserves mass devotion.

Thank you Bryn, from the bottom of my heart. Honoured is too weak a word. 

You can snag this tale on Amazon HERE!




Canadian Romantic Fantasy Giveaway!!! 🎉

As a Canadian author, I’m always thrilled to meet other Canadian authors and discover their work is incredibly good. That’s why I’ve teamed up with a few other authors to draw some attention to these excellent Canadian-written Romantic Fantasy books. Each of these books is a great addition to any collection and well worth your attention.

On top of that, we’re going to giveaway this set to one lucky reader.🎉 Head to my IG account @whimsicalillustration on May 15th to enter!!!

“Caldera let out a broken laugh before lunging forward, her lips meeting his. His grip on the back of her neck tightened ever so slightly as he pulled her deeper into the kiss.” ~The Cosmic Principle


So honoured that @abbyrlaughlin commissioned me to paint her beautiful babies! I love romantic art so this one was right up my alley. 😏 I’ll share the art process of this one in a reel on IG soon, but for now, go read the blurb👇👇👇

When corruption surrounds her, she can either give in…
or fight.
One hundred years ago, a galactic cataclysm decimated the Centaurus galaxy, leaving only the planet Bersama unscathed—a world now divided into five struggling sectors.
Captain Caldera Keane, an explorer for the Vanguard, is growing tired of going on pointless missions ordered by the king of Tellis. The people are suffering, and she wants nothing more than to exact real change for Bersama. But when Caldera gets escorted to the palace after nearly botching her last mission, she is certain she’s in trouble. Instead, she receives shocking news: King Quill is dead, and she’s the sole heir to the unstable throne he left behind.
While balancing her new role as queen and contending with the corruption surrounding Bersama’s most powerful leaders, Caldera becomes entangled in a dangerous conspiracy related to the former ruler’s death. With no idea who she can trust, she must find a way to protect her friends, save her people, and uncover the truth before she suffers the same fate as the king.

Exclusive Early Reveal!

As a little perk for you, my newsletter Whimsies, you get to be the FIRST to know the title of McKenzie Catron’s next book! This will be the second book in her Numina Parables series and it is just as enchanting and magical as the first one! Are you ready for the title?

A Goblin of the Glade!

We are absolutely in love with this title and I hope you are too! We will share more info soon as it becomes available and make sure to keep this a secret! We will be sharing it publicly on May 16th but we wanted to share it early with our devoted newsletter family!

New Caraval Bookmark 

A lot of you have been saying you wanted Julian to be on the next bookmark so I’m very excited to share the design that’s coming next!

All of Stephanie Garber’s characters are so amazing, but Julian is definitely my favorite. I hope you love this design as much as I do!

Don’t forget, my shop is in Canadian dollars and has a new shipping economy option for bookmarks and postcards! This bookmark will be available from May 15-June 14 while supplies last! There are only 25 so don’t wait if you want to add this to your collection!

“Be strong. Be swift. By legs, wheels, and fists, we go into the churn. We race, we fight, and we live to do it again. For ourselves, for Belethea, and for each other. May Casolla keep you safe, the suns keep you warm, and the storm winds blow you to the finish.”

Have you seen the absolutely INCREDIBLE edition of Into the Churn that @unpluggedbookbox created?! To say I’m in love is an understatement! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

So many amazingly talented people had a hand in helping create this beautiful book! Author @hayleyreesechow provided a digital signature, an author letter that is bound into the book, AND a bonus chapter! The foil design on the hardcase was created by my son Hunter (@the_scrawl_hive), @emrobartist provided the interior dust jacket art, and yours truly created the planet artwork featured on the endpages.

We here at Whimsical are so grateful to the wonderful folks at Unplugged Book Box for partnering with us not once, not twice, but THREE times to create stunning editions of our books. We hope to work with them again in the future. If you haven’t, definitely check them out! They’ve truly got one of the best book boxes on the market, full of useful items that are both functional and beautifully designed.


Freebie postcard

For the month of May, all orders of $10 or more (before shipping) will receive this postcard of Tessa from Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices. This art cannot be sold, so the only way I can give it out is as a free gift with purchase.

Author and artist support

Whimsical is dedicated to supporting human artists and authors amid the rise of AI technology. Looking for your next read? Want to check out some talented and diverse artists? Check out our website where we’ve got a list of both authors and artists! Are you an author or artist and want to be featured on our page? Click the link for your respective category and complete the form to be added to our website!


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Please note: submitting a request for an endorsement or commission is not a guarantee of acceptance. Manuscript submissions may take up to 10 weeks for review.