About Aberdeen & Mariposa

About Aberdeen

Aberdeen the Authorosaurus is the personal assistant of Mariposa Aristeo, an aspiring children’s author and illustrator. He’s a word connoisseur, certified idea supplier, and a professional at threatening to sit on authors who aren’t writing when they should be. He comes from Inklebrooke, Alabookma, and he survives on eating books and drinking gallons of hot ink daily.

He’s currently working on a 999,999,999 word book (which may or may not be finished before he goes extinct), and his deepest fear is having it rejected from a publisher. In between falling into plot holes or taking cover from explosive ideas, he tries to get some writing done. He won the National Pencil Sharpening Award in 2017, and someday he hopes to enter the writer’s block breaking event in the Olympics.

Although he’ll devour almost any novel, too many adjectives give him a stomachache, too many adverbs give him a headache, and cliches make him sneeze. So, if you want him to eat your book, please don’t use those unless you’re prepared to hand him a Kleenex and an aspirin.

Want to connect with Aberdeen? You can follow him on Fossilbook, Stomper (the dinosaur version of Twitter), and Iguanodonram.

About Mariposa

Mariposa Aristeo is a stubborn children’s writer who listens to herself too much and doesn’t listen to her assistant enough. As a reclusive INFJ, she enjoys quiet activities such as drawing, watching Pixar movies and old TV shows, reading Charles Spurgeon books, and burning spiders at the stake. She adores all dinosaurs, except Aberdeen, and hopes to someday publish her kooky children’s book series without his help.

Her favorite things include chocolate-covered pineapple, the ocean, glitter, the color teal, and nuts (in other words, herself). Her non-favorite things include people, mint, people, germs, people, coffee, people, and people (did she mention she’s an introvert?).

In between writing and threatening to fire Aberdeen, she enjoys illustrating books such as A Visit to Oaklenbrooke Farm. She works as the graphic, Instagram, and email manager at a place Aberdeen likes to call “Saury Embers,” a website dedicated to burning rotten literature to a crisp.