Our New Mixed-Up Authors and Some Mixed-Up History

Our Mixed-Up Selection Committee has been hard at work reading all the amazing applications we received a few weeks ago.  There were enough people interested to fill our vacancies at least five times over, so it was a hard decision.

This isn't really us, but we'd like to think this is what we'd do if we deliberated in person. Photo by Richard Sclove.

However, we finally narrowed it down, and we’d like to announce our four new Mixed-Up Authors:

Sarah Aronson

Diana Greenwood

Shannon Messenger

and

Rosanne Parry!

We are excited to be adding these wonderful people to our site.  You can read their bios, along with ones from the rest of our Mixed-Up Authors, here. You’ll also be able to read their first blog posts at the end of this month, so be watching for their Mixed-Up debuts.

In addition…

As I was compiling the list of new members for this post, I realized I never actually introduced the other members of this site.  Just to be fair, I’d like to give a shout out to all the people who work behind the scenes here at From the Mixed-Up Files.  So, here’s a little member history lesson I hope you’ll find interesting.

On March 20, 2010, the very first email for organizing our group was sent out to twenty-one people who had expressed interest (twenty-two if you count me, Elissa, since I sent the email).  The following current members are those who have been with us from the very beginning:

Tracy Abell

Jen K. Blom

Amie Borst

Hélène Boudreau

Sheela Chari

Rose Cooper

Elissa Cruz

Jan Gansei

Jennifer Duddy Gill

Danette Haworth

Joanne Prushing Johnson

Brian Kell

Kimberley Griffiths Little

Wendy Martin

Kurtis Scaletta

Karen B. Schwartz

Mindy Alyse Weiss

(You’ll notice this doesn’t add up to twenty-two.  We’ve lost a few people along the way. )

Over the next few days/weeks/months, we continued to add people to our list as we brainstormed ideas and started work on the site.  The following current members joined us during this period (most of them not more than a week or two after I sent that first email):

Tami Lewis Brown

Beverly Patt

Bobbie Pyron

Sydney Salter

Laurie Schneider

Wendy Shang

Tricia Springstubb

(This isn’t a complete list of people who joined us during this period.  We lost quite a few people here, too.)

We launched this site June 7, 2010.  Two people joined us shortly thereafter:

Bonnie Adamson

Laurel Snyder

If you do the math, our members were hard at work for two and a half months before this site was ready to share with the world.  Please join me in sending a hearty thanks to all these dedicated contributors.  They are an amazing group of people who continue to give so much to this site.

And we are excited to add our new members today, as well.  Three cheers for all the Mixed-Up Authors!

One last thing…

There are plenty of other people who’ve been a part of this group, but for one reason or another are no longer with us.  I won’t list names here, because it’s a long list, but I would like to publicly thank them for all they did to make this site a reality.  You know you are…and thank you.

19 Responses to Our New Mixed-Up Authors and Some Mixed-Up History

  1. Welcome to the new group of Mixed-Up Authors. I am diligently Mixed-Up in all I do so this is a great fit. I hope you are soon feeling as Mixed-Up as the rest of us.

  2. Natalie Aguirre

    Glad you picked Shannon. I follow her blog and I always enjoy it.

  3. (see i even spelled publicly wrong – but that was purposeful incase you didn’t get my joke)

  4. Welcome to our new members! You’ll soon learn that I can’t spell worth a poop and I make lots of bad jokes. Oh wait – did I just admit that publically?

    Anyway – thanks Elissa for all you do to keep us in order since we are more than just a little mixed-up!