About Us
Since 2011 we have been working hard to help authors succeed.
As one of the first organizations and businesses designed to help authors to succeed, we have been at the forefront of programs, events, marketing, and much more. Our creative talents have guided and helped authors to succeed in ways they never could imagine. Let us help you to succeed!

Our Authors Board of Directors

CEO/Founder/Author
CEO/Founder/Author

B Alan Bourgeois

B. Alan Bourgeois has been writing for 30 years in a wide variety of genre’s and styles. He has won numerous awards for short stories, books and speaking during his career. All of this has led him to become one of the leading author advocates for Indie Authors in the past 7 years. This includes nonprofits and other organizations that have spot lighted Texas Authors and moved them into the category and recognition of traditionally published authors from New York, Chicago and the West Coast.

Through the years he continues to create programs and events that have gained recognition across the country and in many cases are now being copied in local areas. Yet, as he will tell you his greatest work is still to come with the publication of two books; “Authors Revolution” and “I’m Crazy Great” scheduled for release in 2019.

Through both of these books, he will show authors how to regain their control and financial wealth as writers, while also inspiring people from around the world to stay true to their dreams when it means helping others, even at your own cost. For more information about Alan and his various projects, please feel free to review his website for the details.

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Open Board Position 2

Becki Willis

Bestselling indie author Becki Willis—best known for her popular The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series and Forgotten Boxes—loves crafting stories with believable characters in believable situations. Each tale is an adventure in ‘what if,’ and is sure to touch your heart. (And your funny bone.)

Many of her stories stem from her own travels and from personal experiences. No worries; she's never actually murdered anyone. When she’s not plotting danger and adventure for her imaginary friends, Becki enjoys reading, antiquing aka junking, unraveling a good mystery (real or imagined), dark chocolate, and a good cup of coffee.

Becki has won numerous awards, but the real compliments come from her readers.

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Open Board Position 4

Charlotte Canion

Charlotte Canion is a multi-faceted modern woman who combines the most useful ideas from her experience to help others. She has been the owner of several businesses and as a creative writer has published articles all over the world. Recently, Charlotte won the prestigious title of “One of the TOP 50 Author You Should Be Reading”. The media who have interviewed Charlotte call her a pleasure to work with and everyone who hears her speak are blessed by her message. Charlotte is also a Texas Superstar Specialist and Texas Master Gardener. Her next book is on gardening.
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Open Board Position 3

Denise Bryson

Denise is an ordained Preacher/Teacher, conference & motivational speaker, comedienne, author, published poet and radio host of “It’s A Different Show” on www.blogtalkradio.com. The Broadcast can be heard on the internet by logging into Blog Talk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com or by using the Guest call in # 1-347-826-9658.) Show times are Sunday 5:00 PM CDT, The Hour of Prayer every 4th Saturday 5:00 PM CDT and Single Talk every 4th Thursday at 7:30 CDT. Denise is also the founder and CEO of Denise Bryson Ministries, Impact 180 and DBM Mobile Notary and Financial Services. Denise Has a BS in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a Certified Fraud Examiner and has a certification in Christian Counseling.

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Our Authors Board of Directors

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Open Board Position 1

Denise Montgomery

Denise Montgomery is an author, public speaker, and educator. She published her first novel, The Blessing in 2013. In the summer of 2015, she published The Setup. She is also the author of a children's book, Farmer Brown and Lady Madelyn, the Children's Story.

Denise has been an educator for 20 years. She is a native Texas. She enjoys working in her community to help alleviate the problem of homelessness and domestic violence.

In her free time she enjoys, cooking and outdoor activities.

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Open Board Position 5

James M Rankin

James M. Rankin has authored numerous books on varying subject matters ranging from Sales Training, Philosophy, Poetry and Leadership. He has been in the financial services industry for over 38 years with an impressive track record. James has appeared on talk shows, published articles in national publications and has given speeches to large audiences.
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Open Board Position 6

Mary Ann Faremouth

Mary Ann Faremouth is a professional recruitment services specialist, a highly regarded speaker and writer, 2016 PRESIDENT of Houston Independent Personnel Consultant Group, and a member of the NASPD (National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors) and NAPCA. (National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators) Her articles have been published in Oil and Gas Industry related publications and she has extensive experience in the national recruiting world. Mary Ann has a keen understanding of the marketplace and it's specialized needs and requirements

This is what we do

Introduction

B Alan Bourgeois is an award-winning author and an award-winning speaker. As a publisher, he helped get 60 books published working with authors and illustrators from around the world. After leaving publishing, Bourgeois created the Texas Association of Authors in 2011 which grew into the Authors Marketing International, LLC, in 2019 helping authors from around the world learn how to better market and sell themselves and their books.

In 2015, Bourgeois created two nonprofits: Drop Everything And Read Texas/Indie and the Texas Authors Institute of History, Inc. Both of these organizations furthered help authors get their books into libraries and schools, while the latter created the first-of-its-kind museum dedicated to a state authors group.

In 2019, Bourgeois then created the first of its kind bookstore that was exclusively for indie authors, and paid out up to 80% of their book sales to the authors, while also working with authors to market their books and assist in Pre-order sales of new books. B4R.store also reports to the ABA to further assist authors with success. In 2022, Bourgeois then began working with authors to create valuable NFTs of their book covers to help them generate additional income from their books. Finally, that same year, Bourgeois created the first Authors School of Business, LLC., designed to help authors from the beginning process of getting published, through publishing and into the marketing of their books by offering classes, one-on-one training, and consulting.

Bourgeois has always led the way in creating avenues for marketing authors' books and will continue to set the example for others to follow and copy.

Mission

Authors School of Business, LLC., (ASB) is designed to help authors one-on-one with consulting and training in all aspects of being a published author. From the initial steps in getting an author's book published to sales and marketing of that book. ASB includes the use of video classes, one-on-one training, and other resources to help the author to succeed.

Our Values

Authors School of Business, LLC., (ASB) value is to help authors with straightforward and honest training, education, and resources that can assist the author to succeed. However, none of the tips and tools offered by ASB can work without the understanding by the author that they will have to work towards their success. Our experience has proven when an author works hard in creating a valuable book for people to read, and through the process of sales and marketing, the chance of success is greater for the author. We are here to use our expertise and knowledge to help that author succeed.

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