2016 – a year in review

  Crystal Lake Publishing   Dec 28, 2016   Blog   6 Comments

One thing’s for sure, 2016 was one for the record books. And it’s all thanks to you, our amazing fans.

It was a year that saw our readership triple with the release of Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, and a year that took me from teaching primary school (a job I eventually grew to despise) to being a full time publisher working from my desk at home. I’ve always been more of an entrepreneur than a teacher, and it feels great to realize a dream I’ve had for more than 10 years. I won’t stop teaching, so I’ll start presenting some online workshops on publishing, writing, marketing, and online business early in the new year. As long as I don’t have to stand in front of a class while a tie is slowly strangling me.

Here are a few highlights from 2016. We…

I have big plans for 2017, so be sure to keep an eye on our website throughout January. We’ll also send out our 2017 publishing schedule in a few days.

Have a wonderful 2017. See you there.

Joe Mynhardt
Founder and CEO
Crystal Lake Publishing


  1. Tere Says: 28th Dec 2016 11:17 pm Reply

    This is so exciting. To read something written by someone as excited as you are, Joe, is a real thrill. Congratulations! May you never lose this joy!!

  2. Kenneth W. Cain Says: 30th Dec 2016 6:39 pm Reply

    Happy New Year! May it be a good one for both our families.

  3. Amy Says: 5th Jan 2017 11:55 am Reply

    I want to to thank you for this excellent read!! I certainly
    enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you book-marked
    to check out new stuff you

  4. m88 Says: 10th Jan 2017 7:22 am Reply

    It’s beginning to look retro!

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