Hi! I’m Amanda Bloom, a freelance writer, designer, and creative with a penchant for journalism, culture, and business. And pickles.* Self-portrait in a New Orleans Super 8. I’m a former indie e-zine publisher, brick and mortar gallery owner, and bicycle salesperson; a lifelong writer, project launcher, and creative adventurer. I help people get the word out about their business, their art, and their stories with magazine-quality content that’s both engaging and informative. I also write articles, short stories, poems, and songs. I’m currently working on a few essays, driving across the United States in an ’88 Volkswagen Golf, visiting many YMCAs, and writing about my travels for Wand’rly. Come along for the ride on Instagram: @bloomamanda *These are my favorite kind. I also have a penchant for podcasts, peanut butter, pilates, Ann Patchett, and the word penchant.