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?
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!
For the month of March, I couldn’t resist giving the spotlight to the Prince of Hearts himself! And how better to feature him than with one of his magically tantalizing apples?
Remember, these are limited! They will only be available for a month or until they sell out, whichever comes first! Only 50 are being printed so don’t drag your feet if you want to add mischievous Jacks to your collection.
Whaaaaat? Two giveaways back to back? That’s right! This month, we’re giving away a copy of the Faecrate edition of The Rightful Bearer, the thrilling conclusion to The Maiden Ship trilogy! This hardcover edition features a gorgeous hidden cover and artwork on the reverse side of the dust jacket and sprayed edges. Click here to enter this giveaway!
We have two preorders currently available in the shop!
Into the Churn by Hayley Reese Chow is a sci-fi romance perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and The Scorpio Races. (Releases April 4, 2023)
A Daughter of the Trolls is turning one year old! To celebrate, we have an all-new jacketed hardcover up for preorder. Releasing on April 21, 2023, this anniversary edition will have an exclusive design on the hard case that won’t be available anywhere else!
Free Gift with Purchase
Don’t forget! All orders over $10 (before shipping) receive this postcard of Jude and Cardan absolutely free! They’re limited to 50 though and once they’re gone, they won’t be coming back for a very long time (if ever)! Don’t forget, my shop prices are shown in CAD (Canadian dollars) so if you’re in the US or UK, you’re getting a better deal due to the exchange rate. And shipping is more affordable than ever now that orders are shipped from the US.
April 21st, 2023 will be the ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of McKenzie Catron’s, A Daughter of the Trolls!!! This book will forever hold a special place in my heart since it’s the very first story that I published through Whimsical that wasn’t my own. It was a dream for many years to reach the point in my business where I could afford to start supporting and publishing other authors, so ADOTT was a dream come true for me! In celebration of dreams, I AM SO EXCITED that we are able to offer this new exclusive jacketed one-year anniversary edition with a secret cover on the hardcase! This edition also comes with a preorder art gift, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate from the author.
I can’t believe this April, it will have been a year since A Daughter of the Trolls has been out in the world and in all of your hands! It’s still crazy saying I’m a published author when I meet people out in the real world, and they ask me what I do for a living. I’m forever blessed Micheline/Whimsical Publishing decided to take a chance on my story and the world I created! It takes a lot of faith to believe in a story enough to invest time and money to see it come to fruition.
There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes for a few years now that I’m anxiously waiting for you all to see! The first was this beautiful special one-year anniversary edition of my firstborn book baby. Another is book two, coming out later this year! Next is the third book (publishing 2024) I’m currently working on. And others are the stories unrelated to the world of the Numina Parables that I hope you all get to read one day.
But I just want to thank you for sticking around and reading my work!
Don’t forget! Into the Churn is also available for pre-order in three formats: paperback, hardcover, and jacketed hardcover with exclusive design under the dust jacket. Pre-order incentives are going fast! There are only 3 sets left so hurry hurry! Pre-order here.
And remember! All orders of $10 or more before shipping (preorders excluded) will receive this postcard of Jude and Cardan from The Cruel Prince absolutely free!
I can’t even believe it’s already 2023! For this first post of the new year, I wanted to highlight some of the exciting things that will be coming to Whimsical this year.
If all goes according to plan, Whimsical Publishing will release, at minimum, two new books! Hayley Reese Chow’s is the first, it’s an action packed, sci-fi romance INTO THE CHURN will be releasing on April 4th (preorders are open now – also be sure to check out the endorsement reviews I’ve attached at the bottom of this post!)
One exciting new feature that Whimsical’s editions of INTO THE CHURN will have is a jacketed hardcover option! This will have an EXCLUSIVE design on the hard case. You won’t be able to get this edition anywhere else but on Whimsical! Plus, remember every pre-order from my shop (hardcover or paperback) will include the pre-order incentives that you also won’t get anywhere else!
The second book we’re launching this year will be the much-anticipated sequel to A Daughter of the Trolls by McKenzie Catron! We’re hoping for a late fall / early winter release… with plenty of excitement leading up to it. Title and Cover reveal to come soon, along with ARCs and a preorder campaign. Be sure to check to watch my social media for updates!
Whimsical is also hoping to have the Sleeping Beauty retelling that I’m co-authoring with Bryn Shutt released in 2023, but Bryn and I are both slow writers, mostly because we want to give you all a story worth waiting for!
There are also some exciting things for 2023 that I can’t share just yet, but the year ahead is full and I’m so so excited and blessed to have these opportunities. I’m looking forward to each and every one!
We still have some leftover fine art prints from the old manufacturer! These are 50% off (price already reduced and cannot be combined with any discount code). These are limited and many have only 1 or 2 left in stock.
The artwork itself is not being discontinued, so don’t panic! We’re just clearing out the old paper style since we have a new manufacturer in the US for fine art prints.
We are also now offering slightly imperfect books for sale at a discount in the shop! These are perfectly readable copies that might have incorrect finishes or minor dings/scratches on the cover or spine.
Commission and Endorsement Requests
When I receive requests for commissions or endorsement reviews, often I’m not able to accept for a variety of reasons… but one of those is sometimes that I just don’t have enough information to provide an informed answer. To help with that, I’ve created a few request forms for interested parties to fill out.
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.
For commission requests, please use THIS LINK. This will allow me to review your request and determine if I am able to take on a commission depending on your specific needs.
If you are requesting an endorsement review from any of the Whimsical Publishing authors, fill out the form at THIS LINK. This does not guarantee a review.
Did you know Whimsical has a growing database of human artists? To help combat the rise of AI art, we’ve created a database of human artists, which is accessible via my website.
Due to my unpredictable health and busy schedule, I’m not always able to accept commission requests. This database also serves as a great place to find alternate artists if I am unable to fulfill your needs for a commission. Or if you’re not looking to commission custom artwork, these talented people also have portfolios and shops for you to browse! Take a look!
Click HERE to view the list, or fill out the form to join if you’re an artist.
If you’re an indie author, we’re also creating a database for you to join as well! AI presents a problem for everyone in the arts, not just artists. Please consider joining our network of indie authors by clicking HERE and completing the form!
Are you a reader looking for your next great read? Check out the list of amazing indie authors. I’m sure you’ll find something to spark your interest!
Are you an author seeking publication from Whimsical Publishing?
BEFORE YOU GO!!!
The reviews are coming in for ITC and I wanted to share these two with you today!
“Hayley Reese Chow’s Into the Churn is a romantic Science Fiction thrill ride with brains and heart. Ezren and Foster have chemistry to spare, and the world of Belethea and its killer storms is just giddy-making good. I can’t wait to read what she does next!”
—Alaya Dawn Johnson, Nebula Award-winning author of The Summer Prince
“Into the Churn is a whirlwind of a book that will sweep you up into its stormy world and won’t let you go.”
—Bridget Tyler, author of the Pioneer duology
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