April 2, 2017

Welcome Amanda Bergloff, EC's New Contributing Editor -- Updated!


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/AmandaBergloff

and on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/

Here's Amanda:

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!





Guy S. Ricketts said...

I've known Amanda a few years now, and quickly realized her enormous talent and gifts for story and art. As with any talented writer/artist, it usually comes down to being seen to reach any level of true success.
I am truly delighted her talent and hard work is being recognized with various publishers and outlets, and here in Enchanted Conversation. I believe EC could not have picked a more suitable editor than Amanda. She always gives 1000% ( not a typo ).
As always, I am so happy and proud to call her friend.

Kate said...

I'm so glad she came aboard! She is reinvigorating this site.

Lissa Sloan said...

Congratulations, Amanda! I have enjoyed "getting to know you" on Twitter and look forward to your contributions to EC. What a perfect fit:)

Enchanted Conversation said...

Thanks so much for the kind words and congrats, Guy. I'm so happy to be on the EC Team!

Unknown said...

Welcome, Amanda! I didn't realize you were one of the contributing authors in the "After the Happily Ever After" anthology. I have a flash fiction piece in it, so it's a small world! Also, we have some of the same interests. I used to collect vintage comic books, but now I focus on vintage toys and books. I love the nostalgia that comes from collecting things of the past. :) Once again, welcome and congrats!

Anonymous said...

I love the clock and the mystique with the lady in the last image. Fascinating! ~ Luisa

Unknown said...

Welcome Amanda! I happen to live in Colorado too. Perhaps we will run into each other at one of the cons. EC is a fabulous publication. Have fun and congratulations!

Unknown said...

Welcome, Amanda! Wow, you're a living "happily ever after!" Let us know here if you ever give any workshops, because I have family and friends in Denver I've been meaning to visit! What a wonderful addition to EC.