All Events will be held at:
Beaver Run Resort
Breckenridge, Colorado


Thursday, August 23, 2018

1:00pm to 4.30pm – Extra Fee – Advanced Marketing Intensive Workshop
5:00pm to 6.30pm – FREE to attendees – Author BookFest sponsored by Thomson-Shore
6.30pm to ? – Grand Opening and Dinner with the Exhibitors

Friday | Saturday August 24 – August 25, 2018

Friday, August 24th:
8:00am to 5:30pm – Workshops
6:30pm to ? – Dinner and Entertainment

Saturday, August 25th:
8:00am to 5:00pm – Workshops
Explore Breckenridge on your own … restaurants and shops welcome you

Sunday, August 26, 2018

8:30am to Noon – Extra Fee – Writing | Editing AM Workshop with Barb Wilson
Explore Breckenridge on your own … restaurants and shops welcome you



August 23, 2018 – Author YOU Extravaganza
VIP PRE-Extravaganza

Advanced Book Marketing Breakthroughs Intensive with John Kremer, Kathy Meis and Judith Briles
1:00pm to 4.30pm


  • John Kremer, author or 1001 Ways to Market Your Book, and a master when it comes to getting a billion plus eyeballs on your books;
  • Kathy Meis, visionary behind Bublish and a master at alternative distribution, building book buzz and author branding;
  • Judith Briles, author of 36 books including How to Create Your $1,000,000 Speech, Author YOU, and a master at book publishing and speaking on your book.

Woot! … all in the same room on the same day at the same time! Book Marketing Breakthroughs will mount as the reveal a variety of strategies and show you how to implement to take you and your book marketing to the next, next level of sales success.

Registration: $125 and includes a preferred seat in the audience for the Author YOU Book Pitch, the Grand Opening and Dinner.

The Author YOU Pitch Book Fest sponsored by Thomson Shore – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
15 authors-to-be will have the opportunity and 5 MINUTES to PITCH their books to our Pitch Panel … ONE will walk away with a publishing bonanza package: editing, cover design, interior design and printing.
Value: Priceless
Entry fee: $25 Pitch Fest event and a registrant for the Extravaganza on August 24th and 25th – dinner is included for the Entrants.

6:30pm to ??? – GRAND OPENING with our Exhibitors
Meet our fabulous Exhibitors up front and in person.

August 24th and 25th … Author YOU Extravaganza

FRIDAY … Introducing your weekend breakthrough
Starting at 8:00am:

Lunch in the Rounds
Rounds with the Pros
Author Shark Tank (optional attendance)
Dinner and Entertainment

SATURDAY … the Breakthrough continues
Starting at 7:00am and ends at 4:45pm

Lunch in the Rounds
Bringing it all together

5:00pm – ?: Hello Breckenridge … the Town is waiting for you… discounts and delicious food.

August 26th SUNDAY … Editing and Writing
VIP POST-Extravaganza

Starting at 8:00am to Noon

Reach Your Peak of Writing and Editing Peaks of Success with Barb Wilson

Is your Writing and Editing creating a feeding frenzy for the walking dead?
Or, is it ready to ace a black run on any slope?

The lack of editing or poor editing can kill the readability of a book. Get ready for a mountain load of ideas, tips, strategies to take both your writing and pre-editing to another level.

Master editor and writer Barb Wilson will guide you through:

  • Best Writing Tips and Twenty Rules of Storytelling. She will provide numerous tips about getting started, keeping your motivation, and where to look for plot/character ideas.
  • Grammar, plot structure, conflict, POV, and character development are essential in fiction … and what happens in fiction doesn’t stay just in fiction. Nonfiction authors need to understand and implement the same tips in the stories contained in chapters.
  • Fiction authors bonanza: Plot development will be explained, along with Goals/Motivation/Conflict, and the differences between character-driven stories and plot-driven stories. Discover the intricacies of deep POV, crafting interesting ‘middles,’ character development.
  • Writing dialogue, pacing, dealing with writer’s block, and the importance of grammar and punctuation will take center stage.
  • Nine-Cube Plotting will be revealed—a terrific tool that can be used in all your writing. The morning will wind up by going over plotting techniques.

All will prove to be invaluable for both new and experienced writers to develop their skills and increase their writing abilities. No mountain will block you!

Notice of Photography, Audio and Video Recording:
When you attend the Author YOU Extravaganza, you enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may and will occur.

By entering the Extravaganza event and site, you consent to such photography and recording and to its release, publication, exhibition, reproduction, distribution, and use for news, sale, educational, promotional, advertising, and sale purposes and to its inclusion on and distribution through websites and in hard copy formats. By entering the Author YOU Extravaganza, you consent to the use of your image and voice, to the extent they appear in audio and/or video recordings and photographs when taken. In addition, you waive all rights you may have to any claims in connection with any use of recordings and photographs, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring Author YOU activities.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with the Extravaganza organizers.