Illustrated Books


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.

Books by Katherine DeSilva

Current Projects

Kelly the Greenhead

Kelly the Greenhead

An Adult Picture Book

An Adult Satire Picture book abut a greenhead fly in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Join Kelly the Greenhead as she attempts to make friends in the Great Marsh. 
(Currently In Editing for a Spring 2024 Release).

Every Critter is Part of the Plan

Every Critter is Part of the Plan

A Children's Story about Greenheads

A children's story to explain the Greenhead Fly

Explore the Great Marsh and help children understand the delicate balance of creatures.  Every Critter is part of the plan explains why even annoying pests are important.

In the Light of a Greenhead Moon

In the Light of a Greenhead Moon

A Collection of Illustrations + Words

A Summer Cottage Bathroom Book like no other.  Fun and serious information about the Greenhead Fly. This small book is close to 100 pages of wit and illustrations. 
It includes plans for 'Black Box Traps' and both of the stand alone greenhead stories. 

Little Bite, Big Love

Little Bite, Big Love

Our Dog's Broken Love Story
Loving Your Rescue: A Sad Story 

A illustrated story for families. This story by Katherine DeSilva and essay by Raeme Jean Merlos is a moving story to help young people understand the turmoil that can come with severe behavior issues in pets. 

Published Projects

Flutter on My Cheeks by Katherine DeSilva

Flutter on My Cheeks

Mummy, Me, and Multiple Sclerosis

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.

Great Neck Mermaid by Katherine DeSilva

The Great Neck Mermaid

A Great Marsh Story

The Great Neck Mermaid is a regional story that explores the waterways and some of the history around Ipswich, Massachusetts. Join a curious mermaid, her family and three seals, as they explore and explain the range of natural wonders around Plum Island Sound and Ipswich Bay.

Dancing Together, Dad's Get MS Too

Dancing Together

Dads Get MS Too. The story of a life with Multiple Sclerosis.

This book was inspired by Corey Mitchell, founder of the CMMS Foundation. 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. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people diagnosed with MS are men.

Pumpkin Vines

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

174 High Street
Ipswich Village, Suite 105

Ipswich, MA 01938

© Pumpkin Vines 2024
Multiple Sclerosis
Greenhead Merch
In the light of a greenhead moon