Current Books

Mummy, Me & Multiple Sclerosis
Flutter on My Cheeks

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.

Flutter on My Cheeks
An Exploration of Plum Island Sound
The Great Neck Mermaid

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.  

The Great Neck Mermaid
Dads Get MS Too
A Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Dancing Together

Follow Dad and his family as the children navigate a brand way
of life after their father is diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS. The story explains that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disorder that
affects the central nervous system. It can cause physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms that can be
debilitating for those affected.

Dancing Together
3 Books are available to purchase!
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Dancing Together
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Inspiration

Inspiration is All Around Us
Page from Flutter on My Cheeks

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.  

Wee 'Ouse Asbury Grove

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.

Page from Flutter on My Cheeks

With the help of amazing premium digital illustrators on freepiks.com Katherine was able to create her own illustrations by mixing custom creations and existing elements. She focused on making sure that the simplicity of the images worked for the story line. 

The Great Neck Mermaid

Page from The Great Neck Mermaid

Living on the water author, Katherine DeSilva, wanted to share a story that could inspire young people to take interest in the history of the area. 
The Great Neck Mermaid is an attempt to tell a story that explores the waterways around Ipswich Bay. 

Mermaid Mother IRL - Great Neck Mermaid Author

Ada K. Damon was a schooner that was used for fishing and later for sand transportation. The ship wrecked on December 26, 1909 during a large snowstorm. Katherine and her family explored the wreck off Crane Beach which sparked the idea for this story. 

Page from The Great Neck Mermaid

After completing a "Flutter on My Cheeks" Katherine had increased her skills drawing digitally. Katherine was able to create many more unique illustrations for this book including animals and sea creatures. Her style has become more personalize she is incorporating more of her own characters and imagination into digitally drawn elements. 

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  was published in 2023. 

Katherine currently has additional books in the works,geared towards adults and children.

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.