The Board

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Judith Briles

Founder and Chief Visionary Officer

As an international speaker, publisher, award-winning and best-selling author, known as The Book Shepherd, Judith Briles knows the publishing industry. She’s the author of 301 books—18 published with New York, the rest with her own imprint; has sold foreign rights to 16 countries; sold in excess of 1,000,000 in combined sales; is co-founder of Mile High Press; has created and chaired several publishing conferences; created the book shepherding concept in Colorado; and is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer Author U®.  Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms,  was #1 on Amazon, and in 2013 has won the writing/publishing category from USA Book News Book Awards, International Book Awards, Indie Excellence Book Awards, and the bronze IPPY. In 2014, it is a Finalist from ForeWord Reviews Book Awards in the writing category. Her latest book is Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers.

Judith is an innovative and creative guide and book coach who can expertly assist you with your book and publishing project. She has mentored up and coming authors and publishers for years and dedicated untold hours to educating others to the pitfalls, and joys, of the publishing world. She is past president of several publishing and author associations, writes The Book Shepherd segment for the www.BookMarketing.com newsletter and numerous columns. Judith hosts Your Guide to Book Publishing, heard weekly on the Toginet Radio Network. The most recent shows can be directly downloaded on the Home page of her website, The Book Shepherd as well as on the Author U site in the On the Air section.


Bruce Hellerstein

Bruce Hellerstein

Treasurer

Bruce is the principal in Bruce S. Hellerstein & Associates, P.C. that was founded in 2006.  The firm is a full-service tax practice with a focus on estate, gift and trust.  As part of this focus, he has worked extensively with non-profit organizations.

Anyone who comes in contact with Bruce knows he loves baseball and when the Rockies are in town, he’s there. He created and is the President and Curator of B’s Ballpark Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999.  The Museum has been recognized by Smithsonian Institute as the top 21 baseball collections in the world and can be found in the heart of Denver within walking distance to Coors Field.

He is an active participant in continuing education, including the annual University of Miami’s prestigious Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning.  This Institute is considered to be the nation’s top estate planning conference and is rarely attended by other Colorado CPA’s. His memberships have include: Colorado Society of CPA’s, American Institute of CPA’s, Estate Planning Council of Southeast Denver, Denver Estate Planning Council, Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council and Colorado Charitable Planned Giving.

Between his extensive tax practice and visionary of B’s Ballpark Museum, Bruce is also working on his book—The Thrill of the Hunt. Baseball, of course!


John Maling

Director

Publisher of Mile High Press, Editor and Author John Maling has had his hands, and eyes, into the art of writing and authoring since he can remember. Several of the books that he’s edited have won multiple awards, including his own book,Have You Ever Held a Mountain? Information on his editing is at The Book Shepherd and Mile High Press.


AJ White

A J White

Director

A.J. White is the author of The Bloomers: Wise Women Creating a New World and of the Wise Women Series. Following this book will be three guidebooks that will assist the awakening woman to heal herself and claim her authority.   She has worked years in the hospital and corporate environment as well as a variety of nursing roles in many different venues worldwide.  With a Masters in Nursing, she will earn her PhD in Nursing from University of Phoenix in the spring of 2013.

A.J.’s passion is to empower women to claim her rightful place in society.  As she says, “Life is just getting interesting!” Her website is Wise Women Press.


Mara Purl

Mara Purl

Director 

An award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction, her Milford-Haven Novels have won fifteen literary awards, including the Benjamin Franklin, Indie Excellence, USA Book News, and ForeWord Book of the Year, and have made her a spokesperson for Women’s Fiction.

Mara has a multi-faceted career. As a writer, she has written eight published books, and was a journalist for Rolling Stone, the Financial Times of London and the Associated Press, to name a few. She has written or co-written several screenplays, teleplays, radioplays, and is a published essayist. As an actress, Mara is best known for her continuing role on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, and her one-woman show (co-written with Sydney Swire) won a Peak Award. And as a producer, she created Milford-Haven U.S.A., an ongoing drama that enjoyed a listenership of 4.5 million on BBC Radio. She currently produces audio books of her own and other authors’ works, several of which have won audio awards.

As an author, Mara created her branded author tea events. She has been a speaker and panelist at numerous book festivals, has addressed scores of service organizations, is a past president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, a board member of Women Writing the West, and a member of the Author’s Guild. Her website is  Mara Purl and she can be reached at MaraPurl@aol.com.


Steve Replin

Steve Replin

Director

Steve is an entertainment and trademark/copyright lawyer with many writing and publishing clients. He has been involved in the careers of many writers guiding them through the many issues pertaining to publishing contracts, obtaining rights and permissions for photo’s, cover art, motion picture contracts, options to acquire literary property from film producers, and so on.  He is also very instrumental in the business structuring and growth strategies of new and growing entrepreneurs.  Holding a CPA certificate and an MBA in addition to his law degree, he has been involved with literally thousands of businesses over his career. Additionally, he has published his own book and is familiar with the issues from both sides of the table. You may contact him at: SReplin@ReplinRhoades.com. Phone number: (303) 322-7919; website- Replin Rhoades. “Let experience guide you to success!”


Georgia McCabe

Georgia McCabe

Director

Success has many fathers and digital imaging is no exception. If you took a poll among those who where present, you would often find Georgia McCabe nominated for the list of significant contributors in the development of mass market digital photography. She has played the role of market visionary, evangelist and active participant in most of the major developments that would eventually lead to the complete coalescence of mass market photography, personal computers and the internet.

At Kodak in the early ‘90s, she uniquely recognized the tremendous effect that high quality digitized film images would have on the then developing world of desktop computing. She evangelized her vision with the likes of Bill Gates, John Scully and Steve Jobs, demonstrating the tremendous influence that personal imaging would have on the desktop computing market.

Always on the lookout for market dislocations resulting from “the next wave” of technology, today Georgia is excited about the terrific new opportunities that will result from the confluence of a truly connected world and the exploding consumer participation in social media. She is confident that consumer photography and personal pictures will again play a central role in changing the landscape as we know it. A true digital imaging market pioneer and a sophisticated marketing professional, Georgia has the skill and vision to put a personal face on technology and make it relevant to virtually any audience. Georgia’s website is Georgia McCabe.


Daniel Hall

Daniel Hall

Director

Daniel Hall is a bestselling author, speaker, publisher, nurse, attorney and sometimes blogger. He is also the creator of the highly popular “Real Fast” brand of training products. He left law practice 8 years ago to build his publishing business and has never looked back. Daniel is a true serial entrepreneur and his list of URLs is longer than a piece of paper, so you can check out Daniel’s hub at Daniel Hall Presents.


Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Secretary

Cornerstone Virtual Assistance specializes in working with authors and coaches to manage the technical, creative and administrative projects for your business. Kelly Johnson, owner and Online Business Manager, strives to move your business to the next level by ensuring that the foundation of your business is supported through managing projects and proposing creative ideas to help achieve success.
Kelly’s certifications include Professional Author’s Assistant, Certified Shopping Cart Strategist, Hootsuite, and article writing coach. Services offered include website and blog maintenance, newsletter creation, book publishing support, desktop publishing, and teleseminar management. Her website is Cornerstone VA.

The possibilities to collaborate on projects are endless!


Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell

Director

Tom Campbell title is Sales, Vice President Publishing at King Printing Company, Inc, a leading book manufacturing company for both soft and case bound books using the latest in Inkjet, (1-4 color) digital print technology located in Lowell, Massachusetts.  King Printing Company, Inc has a global presence serving the largest to the smallest publishers for their book printing requirements.  Prior to joining King Printing Company, Inc in 1999, Mr. Campbell was employed by a number of companies in senior management positions which include, Stone Mountain Handbags, Laser Atlanta, Hayes Microcomputer Products and Digital Equipment Corporation. Other boards positions include Smith Micro Software And Bookbuilders of Boston.


Amy Collinsnew-Amy Headshot

Director
Amy Collins has over 25 years’ experience selling and marketing books. In 2006 Amy created a book sales company which quickly turned into New Shelves Distribution, the fastest-growing book distribution company in North America. New Shelves offers book sales, warehousing, distribution and marketing services as well as consulting and marketing for publishers and authors. Amy and her team are committed to being of service and sharing their book and sales experience. She can be reached at amy@newshelves.com. Her website is New Shelves.