For the last few weeks, Amanda Bergloff, Enchanted Conversation's new Contributing Editor, has been hard at work teaching me how to make the most of Twitter and a brand new newsletter that will be debuting in the future. I'm wondering already how I got along without her! Below is a message from Amanda, telling you a bit about herself. Please welcome her to the site!
Hello fellow fairy tale enthusiasts! I’m Amanda Bergloff, and I’m very excited to be joining Enchanted Conversation as a contributing editor. I have had a lifelong love of fairy tales, folklore, and myth that was inspired by the beautifully illustrated fairy tale picture books I had growing up. I happen to have saved those picture books from that time, and they're part of my book collection, (and they still inspire me.)
I’m currently an author who writes modern fairy tales, children’s stories, and speculative fiction, with stories appearing in various anthologies, including Stories from the World of Tomorrow, Frozen Fairy Tales, After the Happily Ever After, and the upcoming Pet Tales.
I’m also a surrealist collage artist that works digitally, combined with old-school-style techniques. I still cut paper, paint with acrylics and draw elements to enhance the images. My art has appeared on the covers of Crimson Dreams, New Myths Magazine, Firefly Magazine, The Evening Theater, Twisted Sister Literary Magazine, and other publications. I’m also excited about creating original art for Enchanted Conversation, starting with The Steadfast Tin Soldier Issue.
I live in Denver, Colorado and collect crazy hats, comics, toys, and vintage books when I’m not writing or painting.
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/
and on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/
The top image is one that Amanda created for me to tweet! I don't even drink coffee and I love that image! Amanda also did the art for the "Steadfast Tin Soldier" Table of Contents post.
Update: Here are some of her fabulous collages!