Extravaganza – April

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 2022 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.
  • 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.

+++ THREE special ticketed items. Barb Wilson will deliver an “early arrival” workshop Thursday afternoon fueled by the stellar results 9 Cube Plotting Techniques, a writing workshop delivered at the Breckenridge Extravaganza in 2018. For those who want to join in for dinner Friday evening—there will be a special dessert: humor entertainment.

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

Participate in The Gong Show!

  • Does lightning strike within the first page of your book? Will your readers keep reading.
  • Are your words magic?
  • Do they grab the reader within the first paragraph?
  • Our team of experts has their ears ready to hear your words read out loud and give you instant feedback.

How to Participate … Pay $5 … Send ONE page of your book, draft, whatever to Bobby at bobby@authoryou.org with subject line Author Gong Show.

Friday lunch … get ready. Your page will be read by one of our Faculty. Other members of the Faculty are potential Gongers. At any time, the reading could stop … if there is a majority of stops,  the reading ceases and you will get immediate live feedback as to why it was stopped plus what was liked. Expect some surprises. It’s an enlightening activity.

You must be present at the Extravaganza to participate in the Author Gong Show.

Pay $5 below…

Your Presenters Are:
IP Attorney Julie Bernard, Book Designer Nick Zelinger, Book and eBook Designer Rebecca Finkel, Book Marketing Expert John Kremer, Virtual Presentations and Webinar Guru Jaclyn Kostner, Wordsmith and Editing Expert Barb Wilson, Audiobook Expert Richard Rieman, Storyline Visionary Mara Purl, and Book Publishing and Marketing Expert Judith Briles.

WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7-9th

WHERE: Doubletree Denver Hotel, 13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora CO
 *** Free Shuttle from Denver International Airport. Save Money on your room by Reserving your hotel at the link below. 


Author YOU Extravaganza 2022


3 pm to 6 pm   The Ultimate Writing Workshop using the 9 Cube Plotting Technique with Barb Wilson

Dinner on your own


8.00 am                     Welcome

8.05 – 9.30               Get Your Swagger … Your BOOK, Inc … Covers, eBooks, Swag, and Interiors with Rebecca Finkel  

9.30 – 10.45            The Audiobook Revolution with Richard Rieman

10.45 – 11.00          Break

11.00 – 12.30        The Power of Syndication with John Kremer

12.30 – 2.00            LUNCH and Author’s Gong Show

2.00 – 3.30               Copyrights, Trademarks and the New Rules with Julie Bernard

3.30 – 5.00               Cover to Cover: the Ins and Outs of Successful and Sales-Worth Book Design with Nick Zelinger

6.15 – 8.30               Dinner & Comedy


7.00 – 8.30               Firestorm Sunrise Marketing with Judith Briles

8.30 – 10.00            The Color of Your Characters with Mara Purl

10.00 – 10.15          Break

10.15 – 11.45          Powerful Presentations that POP with Jaclyn Kostner

11.55 – 12.00          Wrap up and THANK YOU!

FRIDAY April 8th – 5 pm General Session Workshops
The Author Gong Show
at Noon

It’s a Friday evening after dinner with Standup Comedian Nancy Norton at the AuthorYOU Extravaganza.

Who is Nancy? How about the Champion of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the Winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, and the Grand Slam Champion of Truth Be Told Story Slam … that’s who. Get ready to Laugh and Learn … the perfect way to end the day!

SATURDAY April 9th 7 am to Noon General Session Workshops
Sunrise Workshop at

For early arrivals: THURSDAY April 7th 4 – 6 pm  –  9 Cube Plotting Techniques, a writing workshop with Barb Wilson

FRIDAY Night Dinner and Entertainment

COST: Early Bird ends March 26th, ticket prices increase $100 after March 26th

AuthorYOU members$327; (AuthorYOU Members Save $100)

Non members/General Admission Tickets$427;

Author Gong Show – $5


HOTEL ROOMS: $115 available until March 30th
Call: 1-800-445-8667 and ask for the AuthorYou group block at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Denver-Aurora. 

Book your hotel room here bit.ly/EX2022Hotel

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.