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Monday, August 31, 2020

Celebrate Authors Who Impacted Your Life With the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame

Denver, CO, August 31, 2020 – Do you have an author that made an impact in your life or community? One that inspired you? Helped you solve problems? Entertained you? Now's your chance to celebrate those authors with the Second Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame. Nominations are now open to the public until the end of February next year, and any and all authors that have lived or even passed through Colorado are eligible for nomination. The induction ceremony will be held in September 18 of 2021 at the Renaissance Central Park in Denver, Colorado.

Information about the upcoming induction event, donations, events, board members and future inductees can all be found at www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org

The criteria for the nominations for the Hall of Fame are simple:

  • The author was born in Colorado, currently live 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, held in 2019, was a resounding success and featured a wide variety of authors both living and passed, national and local. From international bestsellers Clive Cussler and Stephen King, to smaller but influential authors Rex Burns and Kris Tualla, to national icons Madeline Albright and Marilyn Van Derbur, the authors celebrated reflected the wide breadth and depth of expression that Colorado has to offer. The induction ceremony had Jerry Jenkins give out sagely advice to fledgling writers, sci-fi author Dom Testa as the funny and charming emcee, and author John Dunning sharing his writing journey to all that attended.

Founder Judith Briles encourages readers to nominate favorite authors. "What impact has the author you nominate had on you? Tell us about it and about your nominee. Many of the nominees last year were not known to me. What came forward was an amazing group of authors who have entertained and educated readers for decades."

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.

Judith Briles has published 37 books and has a lifetime of experience within the publishing industry, having experienced the pitfalls and benefits of both self-publishing and traditional publishing. She is the president of AuthorYOU, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping authors navigate the publishing world and give self-published authors access to publishing resources. Her consulting company, The Book Shepherd based in Colorado, has created over 500 bestsellers for authors.

Press inquiries: Judith Briles, Judith@Briles.com or 303-885-2207.


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