Aconite Cafe strives to unite Coffee & Book lovers. Our journey began on a lazy Sunday, over a cup of coffee. While discussing fantasy books, we joked about opening a coffee shop. That hypothetical business model of a coffeeshop/bookstore, turned into the dream fueled vision before you–where we read, write, and publish book, all while consuming copious amounts of coffee.
She is an eccentric introvert located in Central Texas, in a Stars Hollow-esque small town. Her default language is sarcasm, and is fueled by coffee. As a life long bibliophile, she reads and edits all genres but specializes in fantasy and cozy mysteries. Her degree in interpersonal communication helps her over-analyze characters that are only found in stories. She spends her days with her daughter and dude walking trails and drinking coffee. Did we mention she’s enjoys a great cup of coffee?
She is an introvert addicted to all things coffee located in a small town in Central Iowa. If her nose isn't in a book, you be assured that sarcasm is coming out of her mouth. Her favorite genres are fantasy and cozy mystery, but she'll read most anything if the blurb is intriguing. She's recently begun to edit and proof books of some of her favorite authors and enjoys every second of it. (She's been told she's somewhat of a rabid fan of said authors, too.) On any given day you can find her enjoying life with her kid and her cat, drinking coffee and working. Did we mention she thrives on coffee?
He is an avid book introvert, living the small town life in Alberta Canada. Devouring stories and building his own domain within authors worldbuilding is a regular occurrence. Most days are spent with his partner, reading with music as background noise, watching TV or finding the most out of life. Favourite hot beverage is a chai latte.
Nicholi (N A K Baldron) is an author and an avid reader. Stories that take place in fictional worlds, with memorable characters, make his heart race like nothing else. He spends his days debating between whether it’s coffee or tea time and pecking away at his keyboard to produce stories for his readers. Otherwise, he can be found strolling through one of the many wooded areas in the small town outside Austin, Texas that he calls home. Knowing how precious reading time is, he’s always honored when his readers spend their time on his stories when there are so many to choose from.
Verena DeLuca is a pen name for the life partner duo Sabetha Danes & NAK Baldron. When we’re not homeschooling our artistic daughter, we spend our afternoons arguing the finer details of books. Failing that, we can be found walking the many nature trails around our home. Marble Falls is an actually tourist destination an hour west of Austin, Texas, that we’re proud to call home. While Aconite Cafe isn’t an actual coffee shop, it is the name of our publishing company. We love coffee nearly as much as Hailey, though we’ve been known to break the cardinal rule and drink tea.
Brand is a fantasy author who spends his days weaving the magic of words into a universe of mystical potential. From epic to dark fantasy and possibly a few things in between, he is always crafting new wondrous creations with nothing but his fingers on the keys.
When he isn’t playing god and tending his literary universe, Brand spends his time with his husband caring for his gardens and their menagerie of beasts in a small Indiana town. Together, they run Ravenfell Manor and bring Halloween nightmares to life for their community every year, while fighting hunger through a charity food drive.
His art, whether written or carved from foam, is always meant as a portal for others, and he invites everyone to enter and explore the potential of the Brand J. Alexander Universe.
John is a speculative friction writer living under the vast glory of the Western Canadian skies (although he normally writes in a basement). He has one more dog than kids and one less wife than children and his house is usually very, very noisy. As such, he writes in the wee hours of the morning before everyone wakes up. Likes: robots, space cowboys, reluctant heroes, gotcha phone games, discussing the craft and chai tea. Dislikes: plot holes, pointless romantic storylines, doing dishes and confrontations.