Katherine DeSilva’s Creative Odyssey: Art, Literature, Advocacy, and Games

Welcome to the vibrant world of Katherine DeSilva, an Ipswich native whose life is a testament to creativity, resilience, and a profound commitment to positive change. In this blog post, we’ll explore Katherine’s multifaceted journey, from her artistic endeavors and literature projects to her advocacy work and exciting collaborations. Join us as we dive into the inspiring narrative of a woman who has left an indelible mark on her community and beyond.

Personal Journey: Art, Literature, and Resilience

Artistic Endeavors:

Katherine, a lifelong artist and graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, has made a significant impact on the artistic landscape. Every stroke of her brush and pen reflects her creative spirit, leaving an indelible mark on the world.

Literature Projects:

Katherine’s storytelling prowess comes to life in her illustrated children’s books. With three published books and more in the planning stage, she continues to captivate audiences of all ages with imaginative tales. An unprecedented collaboration with Raeme explores an emotionally charged storybook for young people, fostering discussions about compassion and understanding.

“The Last Train” – A Novel:

Dive into Katherine’s literary world with “The Last Train,” the first book in the “Participation without Crisis” series. This dystopian novel invites readers into a world devoid of humans, where two women embark on a journey of introspection and discovery. Katherine’s literary prowess unfolds a tale of resilience, love, and survival.

Wandering Through Weeds:

Currently working on her first chapbook in the Wandering Through Weeds Collection, Katherine explores poetry and verse focusing on the changes over a decade.

Advocacy and Education

MS Awareness:

Facing the challenges of single motherhood while navigating life with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Katherine actively spreads awareness about MS and advocates for issues faced by those with invisible illnesses. Her advocacy extends to creating a more compassionate and understanding society.

Educator’s Mission:

As a full-time Special Education teacher, Katherine’s impact extends to the classroom. Her dedication to open conversations about sustainability, social-emotional wellness, and sexual well-being reflects in a decade of teaching value-based sexual education classes.

Inspiration: A Source of Strength

“Flutter on My Cheeks”:

Katherine’s book, “Flutter on My Cheeks: Mummy, Me, & Multiple Sclerosis,” aims to normalize the issues faced by parents with chronic illnesses, offering a story that resonates with many.

The Wee Fae ‘Ouse:

Inspired by Robert Sanderson’s Fairy Cottage, Katherine plans to reinvent it as a retreat for writing and creating art. Premium digital illustrators help bring her visions to life on freepiks.com.

Current Projects and Games

Current Long Format Prose Projects:

Katherine’s ongoing projects include “The Last Train” series and “One Girl Along,” providing readers with riveting narratives.

Poetry Projects:

Delve into Katherine’s poetic collections, such as “A Decade of Words in Lines” and others focusing on places, people, and relationships.

In the Light of a Greenhead Moon – Games:

Embark on a thrilling aquatic adventure with board and card games inspired by Katherine’s books. Solve mysteries in Ipswich Bay using deduction, strategy, and a touch of mystery.

Collaborations and Co-Writing

Co-Writing Services:

Katherine offers co-authoring services, collaborating with individuals to turn their ideas into high-quality books. The process involves legal agreements, collaborative work, writing, illustrating, and finally, production and promotion.

Pumpkin Vines Publishing:

Katherine’s publishing venture, Pumpkin Vines Publishing, assists in publishing chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and children’s books.

Katherine DeSilva’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of creativity, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of positive change. Whether through art, literature, advocacy, or games, Katherine continues to inspire and make a lasting impact on her community and the world. Join her on this creative odyssey of collaboration, reading, writing, and celebration.


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