Author YOU … New Author and Writer Community Birthing in Colorado

Are you an author? An author-to-be? A writer? Are you interested in getting your creative “juices” flowing with new ideas. Are you in Colorado and visit it? If yes, the Authors and Writers Circle is for you.

Presently, there will be no set Agenda–although there may be a speaker once in awhile. There will be ideas flowing; questions answered; brainstorming cheered and schmoozing … all with a focus on the authoring and publishing journeys you will encounter. This will become the Authors and Writers Circle, where amazing things can occur that will propel you forward.

It’s an all new Meetup Group: Author YOU

Times: Saturday AMs, from 9 to Noon. There are dates already set through June.  The first “Circle” is slated for Saturday, November 17th.

Cost: Free to begin. To keep a group “alive” in Meetup requires the Organizer (that’s me) to pay $144 to $228 a year–few of you knew that and there was some grumbling when I added a $5 fee to attend meetings. Eventually, I will put out a “donation” jar–for now, free.

Rules: This is a free exchange of ideas and questionsIs there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Do you just need to hang 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.

Summing Up: The first Author YOU gathering will be November 17th –there is no charge–come grab a spot–we have plenty of room to brainstorm, ask questions, and learn about the authoring and publishing journey. This NEW Meetup will be announced in 3 days to anyone who has profiled “author, publishing, writing”–that means it goes out to many, many hundreds. If you want to stay connected and involved–I suggest that you join the NEW Author YOU Meetup now.  Bring your  ideas, an open mind and meet other authors. No question goes unanswered!

Here’s your link to join now:    Details are on the site … I’ll see you there!


Judith Briles is the Author and Publishing Expert, The Book Shepherd ( and the Founder of Author U (niversity (, a membership organization created for the 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 30 books including Show Me About Book Publishing, co-written with John Kremer and Rick Frishman and a speaker at publishing conferences. Her next book, Author YOU: Creating and Developing the Author and Book Platforms will be available fall 2012. Catch her radio show, Your Guide to Book Publishing on Thursdays at 6 pm, EST.

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