Owner and Designer

Dani Figueroa

Hi all, my name is Dani and I am the woman behind the curtain at A Sip of Fiction. All of the glasses you see in our shop were designed and painted by me. I live in Cambridge, UK with my husband Bill and our three terrible trash cats, Dobby, Fred, and George. I have five full book cases of TBR pile, several bookish tattoos, and a too-large collection of bookish merch.

I have been an avid reader since I was little. My mom always made time to read to me, and once I was able to read on my own, I could not be stopped! I devoured any books I could get my hands on, but I especially loved The Boxcar Children and Roald Dahl. As I got older, I realized how much I loved fantasy, and now my favorite genres are fantasy, romance, and thrillers.

I started painting glassware in 2016 at a craft night out with some friends. I opened my shop (then titled Glasses by Dani) shortly after, but it was kind of a mashup of everything I liked and didn't really have a *brand.* When I took a break for wedding plans, I realized my heart wasn't really in it, and never reopened. Over the past few years, however, I have discovered the bookish community on instagram and have found so many shops that I love who focus on bookish goodies! I realized I could combine the things I love with a much more focused approach, and thus, A Sip of Fiction was born.


Permanent Reps

Kayla Strider

Hi ya everyone! My name is Kayla and I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with my husband, Alan, my cat Luna, and my two turtles.

I discovered A Sip of Fiction back in January of 2021. Funny story, I was actually Dani’s first sale on the shop’s grand opening because I have no self control when it comes to bookish merch. Since then, my collection has grown significantly. Besides using them for my hot teas and wine, I love that I can use these glasses as photo props or display on my bookshelves, or even holding my bookmarks. I’m very honored to rep for Dani and A Sip of Fiction.

Besides my obvious love for reading, I can be also be found spending time watching my favorite tv shows, on a target run with a chai tea latte, playing on my switch, spending time with my husband, or chatting with my besties. I love to read fantasy, thrillers, and romance - especially second chance/friends to lovers or age gap romance.


Meg Mercado

Hi friends! I’m Meg, a proud A Sip of Fiction clown. I currently live in Alpharetta, Georgia, with my husband, Donald, and two gremlins, Zeke and Theo.

I met Dani and discovered A Sip of Fiction early in the Summer of 2021, and since then, I’ve accumulated enough glasses to fill two shelves of my kitchen cabinets. I’m only sorry that I don’t have more. I use my glasses for basically everything whether it be iced coffee or ramen, and I love that I have every day items to represent my favorite books.

When I’m not reading, I can usually be found painting my nails, writing, watching hockey (go bolts), or causing chaos online with my besties. My go-to genre is definitely romance of all kinds, specifically hockey and reverse harem, but I will never forget my roots in YA fantasy and paranormal.