DEC ONLINE Join the Author YOU Salons on the 11th
Dec 11 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

All Salons start at 7.00 AM ONLINE and 9 am IN-PERSON–separate signup, ending at 11.30 on Saturday, December 11th. There is no cost … except a celebration of what you’ve accomplished and plan for going forward. And questions … always questions and shares.

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DEC IN-PERSON Join the Author YOU Salons on the 11th @ Judith Briles Home Offices
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

All Salons start at 9 am IN-PERSON, ending at 11.30 on Saturday, December 11th. There is no cost … except a celebration of what you’ve accomplished and plan for going forward. And questions … always questions and shares. 

When: December 11th, Saturday

Location: Judith Briles Home Offices 8122 S. Quatar Circle · Aurora, CO

Time: 9 a.m to 11 a.m MST

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Author Holiday Gathering—Foodies and Fun Combo @ Judith and John's Home
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

All need to be vaccinated

Ho Ho Ho, Another Year Has Flown By… and we skipped last year!

It’s time for the Annual AuthorYOU Holiday Party

Join your fellow authors for fun, laughter, great food, interesting gifts, schmoozing, and networking. No need to cook, Judith will have her chef hat on, and will be providing a buffet lunch. Of course, there will be plenty of beverages to go around. Previous attendees loved having it earlier in the day—it’s December; it’s Winter Solstice approaching; the daylight is getting shorter; and who knows what the weather will be. Personally, I like being able to see clearly where my feet land in the winter months. AND … bonus … for football devotees—you can still see the afternoon games. For shoppers—go for it.

Just bring an unmarked gift to exchange in the off-the-wall Wacko Pick and Steal after lunch. If there are two in your party, bring two gifts so that everyone can leave with something. Be creative! The gifts tend to get pretty wild and fun.

DateSunday, December 12th from Noon to 3:00

Location: Judith and John’s Home: 8122 S Quatar Cir, Aurora, CO 80016

GiftsWe do an exchange–the Wacko Pick and Steal exchange to be exact; please keep your cost value to less than $20—hot items in the past: wine; nifty gadgets from Home Depot and Costco; sports stuff; movie tickets; goofy and quirky can be fun … please, no rejects from something past.

Cost$20 per person or $30 per couple

All need to be vaccinated.

Ashography Event Photography

Single $20

Couple $30

Join the ONLINE Author YOU Salons on the 8th
Jan 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

For AuthorYOU paid members. This is a virtual ONLINE event that starts at 7 AM and ends at 8.30. It is followed by the IN PERSON in Judith’s home.

The morning is then off … who knows what paths it will take? Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Ask your questions … AND participate. The value of the group is to GIVE and SHARE ahas, insights and techniques. The AuthorYOU participants are hungry for new information and delighted to share what works for them … and what doesn’t. The Salons created will expand your projects and the breadth of your success. If you want to make your book happen … here’s the inner circle that has ideas and experience to kick start it, goose it and just get the launch started that The Book Shepherd Judith Briles leads each month. Your answers are in the room.

This event is free for paid members of AuthorYOU. If you are not a paid member of AuthorYOU, you won’t be allowed access to the room. You can become a member at

When: January 8th, Saturday

Time: 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM MST

Register here:

Extravaganza – Author and Book Publishing Fest @ Doubletree Denver Hotel
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm

Calling ALL Authors and Authors-To-Be!
It’s an Author and Writer 1 ½ Day

Did you know that over 80% of the public thinks there is a book in them? Are you part of the 80%? Want to learn what your options are in getting yours from your head; from all those loose notes that have piled up over the years; want to add “published author” behind your name this year?

Is this your COME BACK Year? Is 2022 the year that makes the difference for you? Are you ready to:

  • Jump into your publishing dreams, turning them into reality?
  • Create a new book or repurposing an old one?
  • Do a refresher on what’s happening in publishing today?
  • Or do you need to just hang out … to mingle with other writers and authors?

Part of AuthorYOU’s mission is to educate emerging authors on how to write, publish and market their books. Part is two take achieving authors to a higher level of success. And part is to create a support community of networking and information streams. AuthorYOU is for the author who wants to be seriously successful.

Today’s publishing is a journey loaded with twists, turns, and potholes. AuthorYOU will prep, guide, and demonstrate:

  • The latest in marketing strategies that will create your tipping point.
  • Essential information about editing your book that will turn your head.
  • Book Reviews – how to get them and what to do when you do.
  • Master the “art” of story writing for both fiction and nonfiction that creates “the opening grab”.
  • Ideas to spin you, your book and expertise to the viral sphere.
  • How to create a hero, not a zero, when it comes to book cover design.
  • Interior designs with a twist that become page-turners.
  • How to propel yourself and rise above the publishing marketplace with social media and metadata.
  • Tips on avoiding the mistakes most authors make.
  • The ABCs of eBooks.
  • How to say “Bye-Bye to BORING” presentations and trainings.
  • Write and publish a book that grabs your reader.
  • What to expect when you are expecting—the dollars, cents, and sense of publishing is today.

+++ TWO special ticketed items. Barb Wilson will deliver an “early arrival” workshop Thursday afternoon fueled by the stellar results 9 Blocks of Writing program she delivered at the Breckenridge Extravaganza in 2018 to shout out evals. For those who want to join in for dinner Friday evening—there will be a special desert: humor entertainment with funny, funny comic Nancy Norton–we promise, she’s a hoot.

You can, and it’s happening when January kicks off … the perfect time to kickstart your author success 2022 strategy. Get registered NOW to grab your seat. Space will be limited.

Your Presenters Are:
IP Attorney Julie Bernard, Book Designer Nick Zelinger, Book Reviews Expert Patti Thorn & Patty Moosbrugger Book and eBook Designer Rebecca Finkel, Book Marketing Expert John Kremer, Internet Product Creator & Designer Daniel Hall, Virtual Presentations and Webinar Guru Jaclyn Kostner, AudioBook Wizard Richard Rieman, Wordsmith and Editing Expert Barb Wilson, and Book Publishing and Marketing Expert Judith Briles. 

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, January 14-15, 2022

FRIDAY January 14  8 am – 5 pm General Session Workshops
The Author Gong Show
at Noon

SATURDAY 7 am to Noon General Session Workshops
Sunrise Workshop at

For early arrivals: THURSDAY, January 13  3 – 6 pm  –  The Secrets of the 9 Blocks of Writing Power with Barb Wilson

FRIDAY Night Dinner and Entertainment

WHERE: Doubletree Denver Hotel, 13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora CO
 *** Free Shuttle from Denver International Airport

COST: Early Bird ends, Regular increases $100 after December AuthorYOU members – $227; Nonmembers – $327

After December 27 (Tardy Bird Registration): AuthorYOU members – $327; Nonmembers – $427

General Admission Tickets$327;

HOTEL ROOMS: $115 available until December 15
Call: 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the AuthorYou group block at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver-Aurora.

Book your hotel room here:

It’s a YES … YES, YOU CAN publishing event. Get ready to dump any beliefs that you can’t publish a book successfully. And sell books. And make money.

AuthorYOU and The Book Shepherd will deliver to you the “how-to”. The how-to create a book cover that grabs a viewer from the get-go. The how-to of creating a book that the reader “falls in” between the covers. The how-to in becoming successful in a very crowded field.