What we're about

AuthorYOU is for the emerging and birthed author and will be led by Judith Briles--the author of 36 books, the latest being How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. It joins 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. The needs for authors and writers are different at various times, yet the DNA is the same.

AuthorYOU is about how-tos, what-fors and whys. Think of it as an experience that is safe for authors at all levels; always sharing usable information and fun.

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

AuthorYOU is FREE ... you bring a HEALTHY SNACK to share when attending LIVE meetings the first Saturday of the month ... and some NEW SOCKS.

AuthorYOU is held on the first Saturday of the month.

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

Your answers are in the room. In the Circle. 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 Author YOU 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 today? 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
• 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 to begin. There's a "donation" jar by the coffee if you are so inclined to support the Meetup Organization annual fees (they run $15 a month). Judith Briles donates her time to you.

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 AuthorYOU 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 9 and leave by noon--sometimes for the whole time, maybe just an hour. Think of AuthorYOU as the old-fashioned quilting circle--in our case, it's more like the Authors Circle--and a vibrant one it is. Join us and share your words and work and come away with insights and ahas.

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Author & publishing Tips & Tools

5995 S Holly St

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 online tools that you can use to spice up your web presence and help with online book marketing. Cost: AuthorYOU Members: $22 All others $30 Register for the event at AuthorYOU.org under the events tab.

FEB 9 ... Creating the BUZZ Factor -- It's Author Circles Saturday

The Book Shepherd's Offices

February opens up a strategy session on how to get the BUZZ roaring .. about you; about your book. It's part of the author infrastructure. See you Saturday. • AS ALWAYS, All gatherings start with a flip chart and a question: what do you need? 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, not just take. The Author YOU participants are true masterminds. The Circles created with 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. Your answers are in the room. There is no charge except your "fee" is to bring a healthy snack to share and some NEW socks (I'm a sock Ambassador and donate for homeless and kids who need them),, your ideas, questions, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered! --come at 9, stay til noon-- Warning: if you are a "no-show," you get two passes; after two misses, future participation will be based on availability.

You Are Invited ...

The Book Shepherd's Offices

You are invited … It's our Fall Author Tea where local Authors do a “show and tell”, offering their wonderful books on a perfect afternoon surrounded by cool people and delectable food. And it's FREE. You just have to RSVP ... and you can bring friends. The Holidays are coming … select the perfect gift and have it personalized—we will have books for the guys … PLUS books are the ideal gift—think kids, your friends … how about YOU? Here's what's happening ... When: SATURDAY, October 28th Time: 1 – 4 pm Where: Host Judith Briles’ home: Heritage Eagle Bend, 8122 S Quatar Circle, Aurora CO 80016 The Treat: 15 authors sharing with you about their books and who they are in 30 seconds each. All books will be displayed on tables to “check-out”. 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 books even come with ribbons! We have books for guys, gals and kids! And, we always have free books while they last that are donated by some of the authors. Plus tables laden with tasty goodies. YUMMERS! Genres: There are lots to browse and choose from including: Mystery: Inspiration, Children-Juvenile, Cookbooks, Memoir, Military History, Women’s Fiction, Adventure, Health, Humor, Writings-Publishing, Fantasy, Self-Help, Relationships … even marriage! RSVP by REGISTERing … it’s a FREEBIE and a perfect was to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon as Autumn continues to share its colors. Tell Judith NOW that you are coming (and how many guests you are bringing). Yes, you can invite your friends to come as well—the more, the merrier! We just want to make sure that we have plenty of food.

Book Marketing Intensive - Mini Extravaganza

Koelbel Library (Arapahoe Libraries)

Saturday March 2nd – AuthorYOU will host its first Mini 1-day Extravaganza, and it’s going to be a book marketing intensive! Learn how to launch social media campaigns, how to create book promos for quick sales, how to prepare for your book launch, learn the latest online marketing tools, website must-haves, do’s and don’ts, and a special segment on marketing children’s books. It’s going to be an all-day firehose of ideas to help you and your books stand out in the publishing crowd, and boost your sales! Cost: AuthorYOU Members $77 (early bird) All others pay $97. After the early bird deadline, the price will jump to $97 for Members & $127 for all others. Location: Kobel Library 5955 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121 Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM A second Mini Extravaganza will be held Saturday, November 2nd and it will be a totally FREE event. Learn your publishing options; get introduced to the basics of marketing, get book design tips, website tips, meet with author service providers and network with other authors. Register for the event at https://authoru.org/events.html

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CXL---JAN 12 = Author Circles ... Kick start your book

The Book Shepherd's Offices

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