“The time has come,” the Walrus said
To talk of many things.”Lewis Carroll, “The Walrus and the Carpenter”
The publishing world – and indeed the world in general – has undergone a lot of upheaval in 2020. Closing publishers, COVID-19, delayed book releases, the works. And now there’s one more change.
The end of Mysteristas.
You read that right. This is the last post to Mysteristas, our farewell.
Yes, it’s April 1. No, this is not a joke.
Mysteristas goes back to May 2012 – almost seven years. In that time, we’ve seen a lot of changes. Members have come and gone, some of us have gotten book deals, some of us have lost publishers, we’ve changed our formats and approaches (Twitter chats, Facebook chats, themed blog posts). But as they say, all good things must come to an end. Over the past few months we’ve struggled as life trumped blogging and our ability to give proper “care and feeding” to this blog. With heavy hearts we decided to shut things down.
This was not a decision we made lightly. Seven years is a long time. We’ve met a lot of wonderful people here – readers and other writers. We’ve forged online friendships that translated to real-world joy when we met up in person at conferences or book events. But a body can only be spread so thin and most of us have reached that point.
We hope that you will keep in touch with us via our websites or other social media (see the About page for links).
We hope to see you sometime in the future, when COVID-19 is a memory and we can get back to something resembling “normality.” Until then, we wish you the best and hope you find enjoyment not only in our books, but in the books of all the wonderful authors who’ve been our guests over the ages.
As Peg Brantley always says, “It’s all better with friends.”