June 3rd: Know your Author and Book rights
Jun 3 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Knowing our rights and when to call an attorney is important as an author, publisher, vendor, and as a person. Many times we don’t understand how to read a contract and negotiate the details; use our own or others’ materials (think, pictures, diaries, etc.); and use copyrights or trademarks in our books, blog posts, and social media postings. This morning will provide a practical approach that can save you a lot of money, time and aggravation. We will use real case studies. Please bring your own and your questions.



  • Julie Bernard, Pay Now or Pay Later (Brag: ) [Note: This will focus mostly on contracts and negotiations.]
  • Nick Zelinger, Another Nightmare Gig from Hell (Brag: ) Featured Author of the Month Nick will share his trials, tribulations, funny and outrageous adventures as a musician and songwriter. Some didn’t make it into his book for reasons he will be sharing! Nick is a successful graphic designer, specializing in book design and production.
  • Julie Bernard, Avoid a Cease and Desist Letter (Brag: ) [Note: This will follow-up from earlier, presentation and delve more into copyrights, trademarks, and use-ability in books, blogs, and social media postings.

Date: Saturday, June 3

Time: 8.15 Networking 
8.45 Intros and Announcements 
9.00 Program begins

Location:  290 E Speer Blvd., Denver CO 
(remote registration available for video)

Cost:  $30 Gold Members until May 28, $40 Nonmembers …
Rates increase $10 for members and $15 for Nonmembers May 29




Gold members need to login to Member site to register.






Annual AuthorU BBQ & Schmooze @ Heritage Eagle Bend
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Summer BBQ gathering is Saturday afternoon, August 12th

from 4 to 8 PM. 

YOU MUST register for this event.

Summer BBQ gathering is Saturday afternoon, August 12th from 4 to 8 PM. The site is the CADA—the old Denver mansion that was converted to the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association headquarters. We will have access to the beautiful outdoor facilities that we don’t get to use … because we are always inside.

Registered, there is a fee—Just good eats, great catch up conversations and fun. It will be a beautiful summer day … and if there are “showers” – we will have space within the facility to be protected and continue to party. Get ready to roast s’mores around the firepit!

Location:   CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver on the corner of Speer and Grant.

Time:  4 – 8 PM

Cost:  $10 per adult … kids free


Authors’ Annual Fall Tea … Welcome All Book Lovers!
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s time for the Annual Fall Holiday Author Tea on Saturday, October 28! 

Celebrating Authors … Hearing them talk about their books … Shopping for gifts–books are ideal! 


Don’t worry … the Broncos aren’t playing!

The Afternoon
: Authors will briefly share with you about their books and who they are in 60 or less seconds each. All books will be displayed on tables to “check-out” and purchase. Books are IDEAL gifts … for yourself, for others. All will be priced at less than what you can buy them on Amazon. Authors will be signing—some even come with ribbons! Children are welcome BUT little ones need to be hand-in-hand with an adult.

Author Judith Briles has offered to host the event again in her beautiful home in Aurora within the Heritage Eagle Bend golf community. It’s a new home for her–so come and enjoy–it will be a beautiful afternoon and fun as always.

When:  Saturday, October 28

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Food?  Absolutely … delicious goodies and tidbits plus tea and punch of course!

Cost:  FREE

Hosted by: Judith Briles 

Where: Judith Briles & John Maling’s home: 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016  (if the back gate is closed-Google maps will take you to it, use code 7788# to come in)
                 Heritage Eagle Bend is at 470 and Gartrell

Who Can Come? Anyone who loves books, shopping, meeting amazing authors … and BRING friends–LOTS of them are welcome!

The Twist: A dozen plus authors … telling everyone about their books … in 90 seconds or less—about their book and who the ideal reader is. All books are for sale at special prices … ready to be signed by the Author …  fabulous gifts for birthdays and the coming Holidays.

RSVP:  Please… we need counts so that there is plenty of food… that means let Judith and Julie know if you are bringing friends. The more, the better!