A lot has happened within the past couple of years. I started this blog in 2012, and at some point, I decided to celebrate the mystery genre in June.
But then Mystery Month turned into May.
And then, I switched to different web hosting.
So, here we are. Ten years later, with a brand new website, Mystery Month is in… September?
Why Is Mystery Month In September?
Did you know that National Cozy Mystery Day is on September 15? I didn’t. Now I know.
I don’t remember why I originally chose June for Mystery Month. I remember switching it to May a few years later because I love (and overuse) alliteration.
I recently found out that cozy mystery has its day, and it happens to be in September. Since I haven’t celebrated Mystery Month in about a year or two, I figured this was a great way to start fresh.
I’ve always wanted to do something big for Mystery Month and time always gets away from me. But so many things changed this year, and I decided to have Mystery Month be in September fairly last minute.
So, things will be simple this year.
Celebrating Mystery Month
The schedule for this month won’t be too different from any other month, other than everything will be mystery themed.
- Articles will be about the mystery genre
- Short Story Sunday will be back for this month (it will be, of course, a mystery story)
- Book reviews will be mystery books
The only thing that won’t be mystery themed is The Merry Writer Podcast episodes. Although, you don’t know what the following episode topic will be, so I guess that’s a mystery in its own right.
That’s All, Folks
So, there you have it. Everything on the blog will be mystery themed.
I had more ideas to celebrate, but I thought I’d have until May to plan it all out. It would have bothered me to miss out on National Cozy Mystery Day and not take advantage of the whole month.
But that’s okay because now I have the next 12 months to plan next year’s Mystery Month.
I think this will be a great way to ease back into it.
Rachel Poli is an indie author, podcaster, and content writer working on her debut cozy mystery novel.
Although she favors mystery, Rachel is a multi-genre author with too many ideas and characters in her head, often experimenting with short stories and flash fiction.
When she’s not writing, she’s reading, organizing something, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.