Come celebrate my birthday with me!

Today’s the REALLY BIG day … followed with a full week of birthday celebrations and gifts to you. In reality, we started stated Saturday afternoon with a movie and then dinner with eight friends. Yesterday, my girls arrived for lunch and a great pair of new slippers and let’s go out to eat gift cards plus promised Girls Day to see the movie Beauty and the Beast with the other girls in the family next month. Today is lunch with a close friend. What will tomorrow bring?

When I think back, I’ve had six major careers:

  1. as a Mom of three kids;
  2. as a Personal Money Expert being a stock broker and financial planner;
  3. as a Platform Speaker, sharing information in several countries—from keynoting a marketing conference in Finland to delivering workshops in Buenos Aires and presenting many times in every state of the United States over 40 years;
  4. as a Workplace Expert in resolving conflict and dealing with toxic employees and co-workers;
  5. as an Author, with 35 books and counting; and
  6. as a Book Publishing Expert.

Each has taken me on journeys that I never imagined possible; meeting amazing individuals; visiting places that only books told me about and implanting rich experiences and memories in my journal of life. While in the middle of each, I loved that career the best. Recently, my grandson asked me when I was going to retire … my response was, “Never—I love what I’m doing.”

Over dinner this past week, one of my clients who has become a wonderful friend said, “When are you going to write your story, Judith? You could call it 50 Shades of Purple.”

“Maybe someday … right now, I have others’ shades to lift and I love it as their books are published.”

Oh yes, I love my purples—the vibrancy of the colors to my eye and surroundings; the reminders that sometimes purple has both royalty and pain affiliated with it; and that it just makes me feel good.

So, here’s to all of you … your stories, your journeys, your sharing have all become part of Career #6, the current love of my working life: Book Publishing Expert.

Today is my official “birth” birthday. My life as it has unfolded has many birthdays as windows opened and doors closed. Just as yours has.

My gift to you today for being in mine is:

A Pass for Webinar Participation:
How to Create an Author and Marketing GamePlans

Plan on 90 minutes with me LIVE as I walk you through supporting your author and marketing success. There will be handouts, which you will receive before the webinar in March. All dates will be scheduled before the end of the month with a “backup makeup date” for those who miss. Of course, they will be recorded as well and the link will be sent to you.

If you choose, your gift to me is to get my “core” book for yourself or someone who is interested in publishing: AuthorYOU book – How to Create an Author and Marketing GamePlans.

Order your copy here:

Next, email me a copy so I include your name and email in the webinar invite + add your name to the free drawing basket for a 3-day ticket to the June 22-24, 2017 Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged event.



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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of, 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 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #35 was published in 2016: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos. Get your copy now.

Each summer, she holds Judith Briles Book Publishing Unplugged, a three-day intensive limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. In 2017, the dates are June 22-24th.  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 “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” on the Toginet Network at

Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU, and join the Facebook group Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at

header-logo1.pngAuthor U is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the author who wants to be seriously successful. Monthly education programs delivered face-to-face and online, The Author Resource ezine, BookCamps, and the annual Author U Extravaganza are tools designed for authors pre-, during and post-publishing of their books. Join today.

 If you are looking for FREE author and book coaching … call in to Judith’s Author Monday Mornings at NOON Eastern each Monday if you are an GOLD member. The number is 218-632-9854; Access Code is only availabe to members … have your questions ready–there’s a full hour to ask and listen. Join us.