Author and Book Publishing Fest
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 2 @ 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 2021 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.
  • 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.
  • Website designs with a twist.
  • 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. For those who want to join in for dinner Friday evening—there will be a special desert: humor entertainment.

You can, and it’s happening when October kicks off. Get registered NOW to grab your seat. Space will be limited.

Your Presenters Are:
IP Attorney Julie Bernard, Book Designer Nick Zelinger, Book and eBook Designer Rebecca Finkel, Book Marketing Expert John Kremer, Internet Promoter Expert Daniel Hall, Virtual Presentations and Webinar Guru Jaclyn Kostner, Wordsmith and Editing Expert Barb Wilson, and Book Publishing and Marketing Expert Judith Briles.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, October 1-2

FRIDAY October 1  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 4 – 6 pm September 30 –  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 September 1

AuthorYOU members – $227; Nonmembers – $327

After September 1 (Tardy Bird Registration): AuthorYOU members – $327; Nonmembers – $427

HOTEL ROOMS: $139 available until September 15
Call: 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the AuthorYou group block at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver-Aurora.

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.

Authors’ Fall Tea & Afternoon Soiree
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

image001 (1)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 (yes, yes they are!)… 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 30
1 – 4 pm
Judith Briles home:  8122 South Quatar Circle, Aurora, CO–we need to know you are coming–you will be given the gate code.
Hosted by:
Judith Briles

The Treat: 20 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 even come with ribbons! We have books for guys, gals and kids! Plus tables laden with tasty goodies. YUMMERS!

Genres: There are lots to browse and choose from including: Mystery: Inspiration, Children-Juvenile-YA, Cookbooks, Memoir, Military History, Women’s Fiction, Adventure, Health, Humor, Writing-Publishing, Fantasy, Self-Help

RSVP (please!): 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.

OR, you can email Judith at: or text her at 303-885-2207 your YES (with how many).

YES …I’m coming … I LOVE books, authors, and yummy afternoon treats!

The Book Shepherd