I am very excited today to share with you all the official cover for Micheline Ryckman’s latest creation, a new YA Fantasy called CHARTING STARS!! Ryckman is a talented artist and has been setting aside some time to dedicate to bringing her work to life in a new way through books! Keep reading this post for more on Charting Stars, some awesome pre-order incentives, an exclusive book box, and more about the author and her other stories!
Coming May 21, 2021
Talia Benson would consider herself fairly ordinary. Anyone would. Diligent student, only child to a single mother, protector of three cats—nothing crazy has ever happened to her. And Talia wants it to stay that way: stable. Her knack for making friends, along with her obsession with the stars and her love for skirt pockets, coffee, and art, is more than enough to keep Talia happy for the rest of her days—that is, until a single evening in front of a blank canvas becomes the adventure she never dreamed she wanted.
Now, Talia finds herself lost in a world completely unlike her own, a land where monsters roam and magic thrives, where wars are born then die at the wave of a hand, and where strange entities decide the fate of those who live among the Nine Realms. The guardians of these foreign lands have seen a great shift in the heavens. Something has changed, a prophecy has been spoken—a darkness is coming. But maybe, just maybe, an ordinary girl thrown between worlds could be the key to saving it all.
Charting Stars is the first book in a spirited, heartfelt young adult fantasy series by Micheline Ryckman that will appeal to the minds of those who’ve always felt, well, ordinary. Talia’s adventures prove that even an average everyday girl can have skills enough to be a hero. And she’s joined on her journey by a lovable cast of characters—some human, some furry, some covered in ivy vines—who will steal your heart away.
Who doesn’t love a book box filled with goodies complimenting a new fantastical read?? This box is LIMITED with only 25 boxes available exclusively through Whimsical Publishing so be sure to order now and don’t miss out!!
Artist, illustrator, author, book lover. Illustrator for the graphic novel Charting Stars, and author of the YA fantasy adventure, The Maiden Ship.
Micheline Ryckman lives with her family on a farm in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She is co-owner of Whimsical Publishing, and an accomplished artist/illustrator in multiple mediums. The Maiden Ship is her debut series, and in spring 2021 her new Charting Stars series will release as well.
Stay up-to-date and connected with Micheline by signing up for her newsletter via her website/blog whimsicalpublishing.ca or connect with her on social media sites—Instagram: @whimsicalillustration, or Facebook: Whimsical Illustration.