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.
However, we finally narrowed it down, and we’d like to announce our four new Mixed-Up Authors:
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.
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:
Jen K. Blom
Jennifer Duddy Gill
Joanne Prushing Johnson
Kimberley Griffiths Little
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
(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:
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.