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Hello Again


Hello, again. I just wanted you to know that I am prepping to start blogging on here again. I love the idea of this blog, and I love that I have followers after only a couple weeks of consistently blogging! I just haven’t had much time, what with a full time job (or three part time ones) and then the move back to college and all it involves. But, I will make an effort from this point forward to post at least once a week, and I might be a little different than I had previously planned. Maybe a couple posts that aren’t strictly fairy tale, like things about, say, mermaids in general and possibly updates for whatever I’m in the midst of reading. And no more monthly themes, either; I mean, doesn’t it get a little boring to talk about only one thing for an entire month, regardless whether there is enough subject matter?

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I am an English Literature major, over halfway to getting my degree. And I am currently doing 16.5 credit hours, working 16-20 hours a week, helping with the college’s literary review, blogging at Zerina Blossom’s Books regularly, book reviewing a lot, involved in three book or writing related clubs on campus, and a involved in a couple other things. Life.

And look what I made in class! I’m not adept at Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, so I used one of my electives to take a course called Design Fundamentals to teach me, since it is something I know I can use for blogging and such. This project asked us to turn an image of our favorite super hero into a cartoon-ish image using Illustrator. It’s not perfect, but I’m proud of it.


Not too bad for a first time, don’t you think? Anyone else a fan of Black Widow? Have any ideas of how to make the blog a little better?





Hello. This is Emily, the writer of this blog. I wanted to apologize for posting so rarely on this blog. Life got busy with work, friends, family, copy editing, weddings, and much more. I only have a few more weeks before returning to college and leaving all my friends and family at home for the next four months. Not to mention all the college planning. I hope to get this blog up and going again once college starts, but there might be a couple changes. We’ll see. Hope to see you then!



Hello! Welcome to my new blog, Faerie Tales and Forever Afters!

My name is Emily Anne Kopf and I am a great lover of words and the tales spun from them. I fell in love with reading at an early age and have since read anything I can get my hands on. Twenty years makes for quite a number of books! My love of reading and writing has even led me to major in English Literature at the college I am currently attending. My favorite genres include fairy tales and fantasy, YA/NA, and historical fiction, which I have been blogging about over at Zerina Blossom’s Books since October 2013.

Now, I have decided to begin this new blog, Faerie Tales and Forever Afters to celebrate my (and hopefully your) love of fairy tales. In this blog, I plan to feature one fairy tale each month, including both the beloved tales like “Snow White” and the less well-known stories like “King Thrushbeard.” For the duration of each month, I will post anything and everything relating to the featured fairy tale, including  book reviews and author interviews about retellings, my own short story versions, and lists of books, picture books, artwork, movies, and merchandise relating to the fairy tale.

June’s featured fairy tale is “Cinderella.”

If you love fairy tales as much as I do, I’m sure you will enjoy the content! If you have any ideas about blog posts, feel free to contact me at Can’t wait to have you join me for the coming posts!