AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Barnes & Noble @ Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble
Dec 19 all-day

December 19th will be big for AuthorU members and AuthorU … it’s AuthorU and Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Day at the Colorado Blvd. Barnes & Noble.

 Author signings all day … all customers who use the special coupon created by B&N and distributed to ANYONE who comes into the store on December 19th, selects books AND then gives to the cashier at check-out will create a donation back to the Authors Hall of Fame gratis B&N … how very cool is that! Watch for more info and sign-ups to participate. Support your author friends who are signing and SHOP in the store. We will get credit for any books as long as a coupon is given to the cashier.


January is Author and Book Celebration Month! @ Smokey Hill Library
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

At least, that’s what the Author You Community is declaring. We will show you how to create an event that venues will welcome and buzz about and probe into the book award world.
Our Author and Publishing First Saturday will cover two key areas:

1. Book Awards what to know; which ones to go for; when to pay; what to do when you are a winner.

2. Creating non-bookstore events
– get ready for ideas galore—from galleries to restaurants to retail stores … yup, even Costco and Sams.

You want to be there— for newbie authors and multi-published ones. It’s a celebration if you and your words. And what to do forward.

Your Presenters are Mara Purl and Judith Briles. Between the two of them, they’ve earned over 50 book awards, published over 45 books, sold over 1,000,000 copies and have created countless celebrations. Get ready for ideas and fun!

Coffee will be brewed and ready.

Date: Saturday, January 5
Time:  9 to NOON and from NOON to 1 … special Rounds with the Pros – delicious choices are available in the café and join us.

Location: Smokey Hill Library – 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015
Cost $30 for first time attendees. $22 for regular attendees. 

Registration: Choose your Ticket

WebinarGold: Write Your Book in a Flash
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm


How many times have you had a brilliant idea while: 
• Driving down the interstate at 70 MPH? 
• Standing in line at the checkout? 
• On the phone with a prospect, client, or your favorite family member? 
• Having cocktails?

You know, at that moment, you should write it down. 

Or call yourself and leave yourself a message. 
Or mention it in a Skype or Messenger chat so you can scroll back through the log and find it later. 
Or whatever.

Maybe you DO take down the idea. 
Either way, when you fire up that Word doc or pull out that yellow pad and pen to work on your book, you find yourself asking yourself things like: 

• “What was that brilliant idea I had at Costco the other day?” 
• “I know I wrote it down, but WHERE?” 
• “They had COCKTAIL NAPKINS and PENS for crying out loud… why didn’t I use them?!?” 
Just the frustration of trying to remember that brilliant idea can cause writer’s block. 
How?  You’re reluctant, either consciously or subconsciously, to write because … 

NO MORE after this all-new webinar with Dan Janal, creator of PR Leads and on the original marketing team that brought us all, “You’ve Got Mail” … Your next book … blog … your whatever will be doing a happy dance after this hour.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register here:



Author and Publishing Tips and Tools @ Koelbel Library- Meeting Room A 
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Author and Publishing Tips and Tools. 

Keep up with the latest in author gizmos and gadgets. AuthorYOU’s registered geek girl Kelly Johnson, and Judith Briles will demonstrate and teach you several new tools that you can use to spice up your web presence and help with online book marketing.





When: 9:00 AM to 1 P.m, You’ll be able to meet with publishing experts, network, and get answers to any publishing related questions you may have. 

Where: Koelbel Library- Meeting Room A  5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121
Cost: $30 for first time AuthorYOU visitors, and $22 for reoccurring attendees. Register at the links below.
First Time AuthorYOU Visitors: $30


Regular AuthorYOU Event Attendees $22

Social Media Face-lift @ Smokey Hill Library
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you struggle with social media marketing? Every independent author needs to be active in social media. Most authors have a love-hate relationship. This morning, we’ll ease the strain as you’ll learn tips and tricks to grow your online influence, gather more subscribers, and sell more books. 

When: 9:00 AM to 12: 30 pm

Where: Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S Biscay Cir, Centennial, CO 80015.
Cost: $30 for first time AuthorYOU visitors, and $22 for reoccurring attendees. 
First time AuthorYOU Event Attendees $30

Regular AuthorYOU Attendees $22

Is there a book in you? @ Smokey Hill Library
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s like a mini Extravaganza for newbies and any author wanting a refresher course, and the best part is, it’s totally FREE. Learn about your publishing options, get introduced to the basics of book marketing, get book design tips, website tips, meet with author service providers and network with other authors. 


When: 9:00 AM to 3 pm, You’ll be able to meet with publishing experts, network, and get answers to any publishing related questions you may have. 

Where: TBD – We will update you on the venue as soon  as we know.
Cost: Free!! Register for Free Here