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Brian Barnes spent decades in construction. While he built and could fix anything that required a hammer, screwdriver, saw, or drill, his mind filled with stories that only retirement gave him the time to write.


As avid reader of history, historical fiction and a follower of politics and world events, he is appalled when injustice and stupidity are prevalent in the behaviors of those who are in leadership roles. Much of the underlying theme within The Secret Journey was ignited by such events and the ignorance of what women are capable of accomplishing and achieving.


The Secret Journey is Brian’s debut novel in the Harmonie Books series. He’s now working on The Secret Hamlet, the sequel that will be followed by The Secret Rise.


Calling Colorado home, he’s known as the “fixit guy” to family and friends. Summers pull him and wife Julie into gardening and maintenance within their community of townhomes.

JUDITH BRILES is the author of 43 books and known as The Book Shepherd to thousands of authors she’s worked with. Her construction tools are her words and imagination.


She 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. Judith empowers authors and works directly with those who want to be seriously successful. Her recent books include  Snappy Sassy Salty: Success for Authors and Writers, How to Create a Million Dollar Speech, and Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Her personal memoir When God Says NO: Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present. Her books have all been #1 bestsellers on Amazon. Collectively, her books have earned over 45 book awards. Judith speaks yearly at publishing and writing conferences. 


Throughout the year, she holds Judith Briles Book Unplugged in-person and online experiences: Publishing, Speaking, Marketing, and Social Media. All are intensives limited to a small group of authors who want to be seriously successful. 


Join Judith for the “AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing” podcast she hosts on the Toginet Radio Network. Follow her at @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and join the Facebook group Book Publishing with The Book Shepherd.


Calling Colorado home, when she is not writing, she is most likely in the garden; or in the kitchen; or planning events for authors. 

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