Nominate Your Favorite Authors to the Hall of Fame!

Nominations for the 2021
Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame Are Now Open!

It’s time to celebrate amazing authors. The nominations for the second Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame are now open through February of 2021. The induction ceremony and gala will be held on September 18, 2021, at the Renaissance Central Park in Denver, Colorado.

Information about the upcoming induction event, donations, events, board members, and how to nominate an author can all be found at the Hall’s website.

The criteria for the nominations for the Hall of Fame are as follows:

  • The author was born in Colorado, currently lives in Colorado, or created one of his or her published works in Colorado.
  • They write about Colorado or include a location or event in Colorado as part of their published work.
  • Made significant and enduring contributions to their fields of work.
  • Helped open new frontiers for writing styles, ideas and concepts.
  • Inspired others by the breadth of their writing and work.
  • Advanced the status of authors.

Up to 12 authors will be nominated for the 2021 Hall of Fame before nominations close at the end of February 2021, with the next Hall of Fame being conducted in 2023.


The first Hall of Fame induction, held in September of 2019, was deemed a massive success by those that attended, with authors local and national, living and passed being inducted into the prestigious event. The 22 authors honored included the likes of international bestsellers Stephen King and Clive Cussler, as well as award-winning sci-fi author Connie Willis, Christian fiction author Jerry Jenkins, YA author Dom Testa and fantasy author Kris Tualla. Every author either lived in Colorado at some time or featured Colorado prominently in his or her works.

Judith Briles is the founder of the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. Her goal in creating the Hall was to acknowledge the countless author treasures that have graced Colorado. “The breadth of impact these authors have is priceless. Their rich stories; their recognition as-influencers and problem solvers with their written words; their residency in Colorado as community members; and the measurable impact their words have had globally set the stage for an evening that is not to be missed.”

The Hall strives to educate the people of Colorado and the country about the stories of the authors who shaped their works using their personal presence and the environment of our State with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. It wants to include authors who’ve made a major impact on others with their words to make sure their legacies never die.

What should you do? Ask yourself: what authors have made a difference in my life–personally and/or professionally? What authors have made a difference for me? Now, go to the website and click on the Nomination form and complete and submit it. Add September 18, 2021 to your calendar.

It will be an inspiring, wonderful evening. A delicious meal. A night you won’t forget. I’ll see you there.


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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and works directly with authors who want to be seriously successful and has been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the ’80s. Judith is the author of 37 books and has earned over 45 national book awards for her published books. Her latest books are How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech and When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present.  Get your copies now.

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