From the desk of Dr. Judith Briles … I have a special ask

Dr. Judith Briles
4 min readFeb 20, 2024

From the Desk of Dr. Judith Briles

I have a special ASK …

If you love authors … and the words they share … plus the amazing stories revealed … and the solutions they provide …

Will you join me in celebrating them on my birthday TODAY? In supporting them? No cards, or flowers, or gifts. What I would love is for you to support the Hall of Fame and the Aspiring Authors Scholarship program.

Three years ago, I founded the Aspiring Authors Scholarships where budding authors-to-be over the age of 20 submitted applications for scholarships. Five were awarded. Three of the authors have completed their books. BY next month, they will be published authors.

Several years ago, I founded the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame, the first in the country that exclusively inducted published authors that are connected to Colorado in one of five ways to ensure that their legacies are not forgotten. The Inductions are held in odd-numbered years and we’ve hosted three sold-out events since 2019.

It’s 2024, and I have an ask … it’s not huge … but it’s a commitment from you. Will you do one or both to support these endeavors now?

  1. Join me, if you are in Colorado, and plan on attending the September 16 noontime event at the Doubletree Hotel in Greenwood Village. Add the event to your calendar now. Your ticket cost will be $75, which includes lunch and parking. Let me know and I’ll add you to the list when ticket sales open.
  2. Would you DONATE any amount to the Hall for my birthday cheer? If you will, it’s HUGE to me. And I thank you. As the Hall and the eventual aspiring authors will.

Here’s where to donate:

I so appreciate all of you.

Love, Judith

Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. Often, she must roll up her writing sleeves and become a Book Doctor, juicing up storylines and author words. 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 45 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Success for Authors and Writers, and How to Create a Million Dollar Speech. Her personal memoir When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present is a #1 bestseller on Amazon and her historical fiction debut The Secret Journey. Collectively, her books have earned over 50 book awards. Judith speaks throughout the year at publishing conferences.

Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged in-person and online experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are two-day intensives limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. Join Judith live for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast on the Toginet Radio Network HERE.

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

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Dr. Judith Briles

Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing and book marketing expert. She is a recipient of 47 national book awards, author of 37 books. Known as The Book Shepherd.