Aubade Publishing, a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, was founded by Vonda Puckett in 2010. We publish the types of books we like to read, and collaborate closely with the talented writers we select for publication to bring the very best quality books to the trade.

Joe Puckett: Chief Editor

JOE PUCKETT, chief editor for Aubade Publishing, currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife Vonda and daughters Cosette and Emma. Joe especially enjoys reading memoirs, poetry, and literary fiction. His favorite book is Ulysses by James Joyce, but he has probably turned the pages more on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, which comes in a close second. His favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. He likes to read memoirs because there is nothing more fascinating to him than a true story that is entertaining and captures the imagination. Joe is also an avid sports fan.

Vonda Puckett: Business Manager

VONDA PUCKETT, Aubade’s founder and business manager, is an avid reader who enjoys both fiction and nonfiction. She has traveled extensively in Europe with her family, visiting Neolithic monuments and medieval towns, castles, and monasteries. It is no wonder she is a lover of the medieval fantasy genre. A graduate of Weber State University in 1993 with a double major in History and English, she especially enjoys historical fiction. She hates choosing favorites, but if asked, Bram Stoker’s Dracula would probably be picked as her favorite novel.

Cosette Puckett: Acquisition, Book Designer, Illustrator, Social Media Manager

COSETTE PUCKETT, the eldest daughter of the Puckett family, graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2019 with a degree in English. Reading has always been her passion and favorite pastime. Her favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction and Gothic novels. Cosette also loves art and has dabbled in everything from sculpture and pastels to painting and drawing. Her favorite book series is Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, though Eragon by Christopher Paolini comes a close second. Her favorite Gothic novel is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Cosette reviews manuscripts, edits, designs covers and book layouts, provides illustrations, and manages all of the social media sites for Aubade Publishing.

Emma Puckett: Manuscript Reviewer, Illustrator, Publicity, Order Fulfillment

EMMA PUCKETT, Aubade’s youngest member, is currently a freshman at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, where she is studying psychology and English. Through her review of countless manuscripts of our published genres, she has developed an affinity for the gothic, as she particularly likes the psychological dimension of the genre. Like her older sister Cosette, Emma also enjoys reading; like her mother, she has difficulty picking favorites, but if pinned down, she would likely respond with The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Her favorite gothic is Coraline by Neil Gaiman.