Have you dreamt of writing a book but never had the time to do it?

Coauthoring Services can help you make your dream become a reality! We can make connections with expert ghostwriters, editors, and proofreaders will collaborate with you to create a high-quality book that tells your story and captures your unique voice.

Stop putting off your dreams of becoming an author and let our professionals help you tell your story in a way that will engage readers. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that the end result is something that you can be proud of.

Cowrite a childrens book by Katherine DeSilva

Do you have an idea?

Co-write a book with Katherine. 
Although there are a range of ways to structure a co-written book here are a few a starting points to consider. 

Once the book is ready for production (based on the structure that was chosen initially) it can be published in one of the following ways:
- You work with a publishing company and pay contracted rates.
- Self Publish under your Kindle Direct Publishing / B&N Press (or similar) with you paying contracted rates plus legal fees.
- Self Publish under my Kindle Direct Publishing / B&N Press (or similar) with me paying royalties to you and no upfront costs to you except legal fees.

Promotion of a new book is a huge undertaking. Please be sure that your are ready to get your face and our story out there. This means that you will need to commit to scheduling and attending book signings and promotional events. 

Sign a Collaboration Agreement 

Step 1 is a legal Collaboration Agreement.  This protects your idea and my writing.  Once the agreement is finalized we will have a few conversations about the story concept.  You will share relevant documents and photographs. 

Get Writing & Illustrating

I then take our notes and collaborative work and write a children's story.  You will then be required to sign a non-disclosure before the first draft and initial concept illustrations are shared. 
Once the story and illustration concepts are approved I will complete all of the illustrations, typeset, have it edited, and get the book ready for production. 

Production & Promotion 

Once the story and illustration concepts are approved I will complete all of the illustrations, typeset, have it edited, and get the book ready for production. Once the book is ready for production the most important piece is promotion.  As a co-author you will need to be ready to get the book noticed. When promoting a book you must be willing to have 10-50 copies of the book on hand (depending on the size of the event) These books can be purchased at cost when working with KDS or B&N.  When working with a publishing company you usually will need to purchase a set number of copies and pay for them upfront based on the run requirements. 

Pumpkin Vines Publishing

Katherine DeSilva, the author of multiple children's books is working on a range of new projects.

Pumpkin Vines Publishing Projects

We will assist in publishing chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, and children's books that are 24-75 pages long.

  • 1:1.25 Ratio - 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
  • 1:1.5 Ratio -  6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
  • Landscape Size Ratio -  8.25" x 6" (20.96 x 15.24 cm)
  • Largest Art Book Ratio -  8.27" x 11.69" (21 x 29.7 cm)
  • Square Art Book Ratio -  8.25" x 8.25" (20.96 x 20.96 cm)
  • Square Childrens Book Ratio -  8.5" x 8.5" (21.59 x 21.59 cm)
  • Standard Paperback Ratio -  5" x 8" (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
File Creation
Cover Design


Cover design for an illustrated book is charged per hour.

Illustration of a 32 Page Story


For stories with 1-3 characters a story can be illustrated with minimal background elements (Per image)

Book Layout


Typesetting and formatting a children's book to industry standard. (Per hour)

If you have the idea for a story but do not feel able to write a book independently Katherine DeSilva will co-write children's books. (Per hour)

Simple Map Design


Simple Map Design with no typesetting. (Per Hour)

Detailed Diagram or Map


Detailed map, with typesetting, or multi image diagrams. (Per Hour)

Collaborative Services
Katherine DeSilva

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.

Katherine DeSilva

Estimating Projects

Maps & Diagrams

- Simple maps, based on real location take 2-3 hours for a first version and then additional colorways and variations usually take 30-45 minutes each. Example: Simple flat color, map with up to 10 streets and minimal iconography. $150
- Detailed map, based on real location take 3-6 hours for a first version then additional colorways with different typefaces, and variations usually take 30-60 minutes each. Actual time will depend on the amount of typesetting and details. Example 1: Detailed flat color map with labeled streets and up to 10 icons. $250. Example 2: Detailed full color map with transparent overlays and gradient areas and pop out location indicators. $500
- Simple maps, based on imagined locations with minimal typesetting take 2-5 hours for a first version and then additional colorways and variations usually take 30-45 minutes each. The more detail provided in the description the more time the initial will take , but usually these maps or diagrams will require fewer edits. Example: Detailed full color map with transparent overlays named streets. $500 
- Diagrams from Arial Photos $220-500 depending on details, typesetting, and revisions. 

Estimating Projects

Book Covers

- Simple text and color block design. $120 (Includes no identifiable imagery or figures)
- Simple text and color block design with stylized elements. $220 (Includes 1-3 identifiable concepts but no detailed figures)
-Detailed design based on book sample chapters. $500 (Includes 1-3 identifiable concepts and one identifiable character / figure)

* Please note all photography is billed separately. 

Pumpkin Vines

Katherine DeSilva is 'Ipswich.Green'
Illustration, Stories, Games, Wearables & Household .

174 High Street
Ipswich Village, Suite 105

Ipswich, MA 01938

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