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A SALON is a gathering of people under the roof of an encouraging and inspiring host. It’s held partly to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation and partly to create an environment of support and camaraderie for those who get-together.

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Your host is Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd and the AuthorYOU SALONS are held in her home in the southeast Metro Denver area. They are a benefit as a part of membership benefit for the www.AuthorYOU.org (https://authoru.org) community. Become a VIP member on the website. As a paid up member--it's freebie a for them.

Gatherings are monthly, usually the second Saturday with hot coffee and teas welcoming those who come. Each AuthorYOU SALON begins with an answer to a question that has been posted by the participants.

Judith Briles is the author of 37 books, the latest being When God Says NO--Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present. How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech was published in 2018 (earning 9 national book awards) and How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos in 2017. To round out her publishing books are The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platforms and Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers. In 2019, Judith finally told "her story" in When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present. What she knows for sure: The needs for authors and writers are different at various times, yet the DNA is the same.

Welcome to the AuthorYOU SALONS ...

AuthorYOU SALONS are about how-tos, what-fors and why-not now. Think of it as an experience that is safe for authors at all levels; always sharing usable information and fun.

AuthorYOU SALONS are about the education, mentoring of authors and writers in the fields of writing, authoring and publishing books.

AuthorYOU SALONS are FREE ... you bring a HEALTHY SNACK to share when attending LIVE meetings the second Saturday of the month ... and some NEW SOCKS that are given to those in need.

AuthorYOU SALONS are held normally on the second Saturday of the month.

AuthorYOU SALONS sponsors the annual Author Autumn Tea, a celebration of authors and new books open to the public.

Your answers are in the room. Within the SALON. If you have a specific question about your authoring journey; publishing; social media for marketing, you will find it. Egos are left at the door. Think of the Author YOU SALONS as a mini-mastermind group with laser coaching attached--whatever your question is about authoring, books, publishing, the answer is in the room. You can't beat that!

A gathering spot has been created to schmooze with other authors on a monthly Saturday morning. At the beginning, each person is asked: What do you need to know today to help with your publishing journey? You answer and the agenda is set. We all:

• brainstorm ideas
• get a little feedback (sometimes a lot)
• ask questions about a book in the works or already published
• figure out book marketing and how to launch or relaunch a book
• hang with other authors
• learn the latest in social media strategies
• get feedback on writing or an idea that's percolating
• whatever pops into your mind ...

... it just has to be authoring, writing and/or publishing connected. In other words ... get some help. There is NO set agenda ... what there will be as a stream of ideas and thoughts that will be shared and can be used to enrich your writing, your authoring and your success.

Cost: Free for AuthorYOU members. As a newbie or wondering "is this for me?" you can attend one session for free. Forward, you need to join AuthorYOU.org (https://authoru.org). Judith Briles donates her time to you, which is billed at $500 an hour if you were to do a one-on-one with her.

Rules: This is a free exchange of ideas and questions--Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Do you just need to hang and schmooze once in awhile with other authors? Ask your questions ... you'll get answers. And, this is a "pay it forward" group--we help each other along this path. If you sign up and have two "no-shows," you will be put on the waiting list for future slots-each gathering has limited space.

Does the AuthorYOU SALON sound like a plan for you? Created in a "Salon" type environment--coffee, tea and water will be available. If you come, bring a snack to share with others. You show up at 8.30 a.m. and leave by noon--sometimes for the whole time, maybe just an hour.

Think of AuthorYOU SALONS as the old-fashioned quilting circle--in our case, it's more like an Authors' SALON--and a vibrant one it is. Join us and share your words and work and come away with insights and ahas. And JOIN AuthorYOU.org (https://authoru.org) today.

Upcoming events (4)

DEC AuthorYOU Salons are on Saturday, December 12th

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It's an ONLINE Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Bring your questions ... you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. December officially ends Fall an opens Winter ... books are the best of gifts. Have you got a strategy?

JAN AuthorYOU Salons are on Saturday, January 9th

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It's an ONLINE Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Grab a hot beverage--who knows what the weather will deliver? Bring your questions ... you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. January is always a month with surprises from the weather being frigid ... to sunny days ... and a seeding of author success.

FEB AuthorYOU Salons are on Saturday, February13th

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It's an ONLINE Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Grab a hot beverage--who knows what the weather will deliver? Bring your questions ... you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. February is the shortest month, but filled with surprises and promises to come.

MAR AuthorYOU Salons are on Saturday, March 13th

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It's an ONLINE Saturday AM gathering for the AuthorYOU Salon community. Grab a hot beverage--who knows what the weather will deliver? Bring your questions ... you get answers. Catch up with old and new friends. March always promises HOPE ... Spring is coming ... what at you going to birth in your writing and marketing?

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NOV AuthorYOU Salons are on Saturday, November 14th

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