Katherine DeSilva, Author
Katherine DeSilva has been a life long writer. Her first children's book, Flutter on My Cheeks: Mummy, Me, & Multiple Sclerosis, was published in 2022.
Her second book, The Great Neck Mermaid, is scheduled for releasing in early 2023.
Katherine currently has additional books in the works, both geared towards adults.
Katherine DeSilva was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) after the birth of her daughter. She works to spread awareness about MS and the huge range of issues that people with invisible illness face.
Flutter on My Cheeks is a story of a daughter doing her best to understand her mother’s chronic illness and the problems that arises when a parent struggles day to day.
Join Zetta, her two dogs, two rats and two fairies as they explain life with Multiple Sclerosis from the point of a child.
The Great Neck Mermaid explores Plum Island Sound and the surround environment. The story also explores the history of the Ada K. Damon.
The Ada K. Damon was a sand schooner that sank off of Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Katherine DeSilva, 2022
Katherine, owner of the Wee Fae ‘Ouse is a single mother with Multiple Sclerosis on a mission. Katherine is an author and artist whose stories take place mainly in Essex County, Massachusetts where she lives. From September to June she is a full-time Special Educator teacher for teens with social and emotional disabilities.
Katherine has her Masters of Science in Special Education and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has taught value-based sexual education classes for youth of all ages for the past 10 years. She enjoys promoting open conversations about living sustainably, social-emotional wellness, and sexual well-being.
Having a chronic illness is a struggle for many parents. Flutter on My Cheeks is an attempt at telling a story that normalizes the issues that parents face.
The Wee Fae ‘Ouse, or the Fairy Cottage, was initially completed in 1871, by Robert Sanderson. Mr. Sanderson was a devout Methodist and shipbuilder. With the help of family, friends, and colleagues from her days in construction full time, Katherine will reinvent the cottage to make a retreat for the body and spirit where she plans to write and create art.
With the help of amazing premium digital illustrators on freepiks.com Katherine was able to create her own illustrations by mixing he custom creations and existing elements. As her style has become more personalize she is incorporating more unique characters and digitally drawn elements.