WOOT…5 authors with get HUGE scholarships in CO in September

Dr. Judith Briles
4 min readDec 19, 2023

Are you an aspiring author?
Do you know someone who is?

Calling Aspiring Authors … It will be a BIG day … and five amazing authors-to-be will be awarded scholarships with a combination cash and intensive 12-month mentorship program.

Who will they be? Will it be you … or someone you know? It’s time to submit applications. Forms are here: https://bit.ly/AuthorScholarships

Five … yes, that is FIVE authors-to-be will receive $2,000 in cash PLUS participation in an extensive 12-month mentorship to support their success as an author next month. Each of the amazing and talented recipients recognize that publishing and authorship is a business and authors must have a commitment to their craft and marketing side to add to their success.

Writing and publishing a book is like climbing one of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain ‘fourteeners’. It requires years of preparation, unbelievable stamina and courage. Facing that blank page is like starting an ascent. When you reach the top by completing the book, authors can suddenly see farther than ever before. This vision from the pinnacle is the gift authors give their readers. Now, the Hall would like to give a gift back to Colorado’s authors who desire to reach the publishing summit. Their impact on countless readers in providing entertainment, enlightenment and solutions is immeasurable.

The scholarship is part of The Hall’s commitment to encourage, support, and nurture Colorado connected writers and will be offered in odd-numbered years — it’s a “heart” dream of mine for many years and I’m thankful that the Hall’s Board got behind it when I proposed it three years ago. When I started publishing … gulp, 40 years ago … I would have drooled over the opportunity to have something like this available. There wasn’t and to my knowledge, the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame is the only player in the country doing something of this magnitude for up and coming authors. Makes me so proud!

To be considered, applicants must step up to the plate with an Essay on what it would be mean to them; what their aspirations were; and what they would do with the money. A detailed sampling of their work was also included. The outside of the Board judges then go to work.

It’s time to submit applications. Forms are here: https://bit.ly/AuthorScholarships

P.S. And, hold the date on your calendar: September 16, 2024. It’s a festive lunch. Meet and hear from the second group of recipients of the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame Scholarships on MONDAY, September 16 at a festive luncheon honoring them at the Doubletree Hotel in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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 44 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 Secret Journey. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 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.

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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.