Author YOU and You

If you are looking for a small group of enthusiastic authors … some in the beginning stages and  some “old hats,” Author YOU may be the perfect fit. 


Author YOU is all about education, just like the many functions, but this one is a bit different. Totally informal and casual, it’s designed as educational for mentoring in the field of writing, authoring and publishing books.

Designed as an old-fashioned “Circle” or “Salon,” Author YOU is held once each month for authors with inquiring minds—be it about publishing, writing, social media, marketing books, the latest gadgets and tools to use, you name it—that Judith Briles hosts in her open living room and kitchen area.

They’re always held on a Saturday morning from 9 to noon—the coffee and tea are hot when you arrive and has been around since the Fall of 2012. Take advantage of it—the cost is FREE … what you need to bring is a healthy snack to share and yourself, along with enthusiasm, questions, and the willingness to learn and share info if you can provide it when a topic is in the Circle.

il_fullxfull.407840662_alygCreated in a loose-structure format, it has no set agenda … the topics are created via posts on a flip chart as people arrive: what you want or need help in.

It’s simple, it’s fun, it’s highly informative, and it’s FREE. As Author YOU member Gene Morton says, “It’s like a personalized Master Mind group—I always walk away with information that I can immediately use.”

To find out more information and the next Author YOU date, check out the regular postings at


JB_pic_2013-2 Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd a book publishing expert and coach. She is the Founder of Author U,  a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 31 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers  and a speaker at publishing conferences.

Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at . Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and TheBookShepherd on Facebook.  If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at