About the Founder/CEO
B Alan Bourgeois Founder/CEO/Author
B. Alan Bourgeois began writing when he was just a child, but as many children of his era and the artistic background were told, “You need to study and get a real job to earn a living.” That statement from a well-meaning mother put a pause on his desire to write.
In 1989, he was asked to write a short story based on an actual event in his life. He did, and it was published as “$200 Alan”. Seeing his story in print once again inspired him to begin writing. Since then, Mr. Bourgeois has written many articles, short stories, editorials, and has 10 books published covering many genre’s. He has won an award for one book, and three awards for short stories.
Through the process of writing and getting published, Mr. Bourgeois saw a need for additional marketing avenues for Authors that were not covered in the normal channels. While there were a lot of new ‘web’ based social networks for authors, there was nothing that helped challenge them, and or gave them away to promote themselves in a way that finds new readers;
In addition, Mr. Bourgeois saw a special niche market for Texas Authors; Texas Assoc. of Authors was thus created to highlight the estimated 10,000 Texas Authors that write on a wide range of subject matter. TAA did this through seminars and educational services. In 2019 TAA merged with an off shute, Indie Beacon to become the Authors Marketing Guild, LLC an international organization supporting authors of all types.
Mr. Bourgeois continues to write when he can, and assist new authors through his company Bourgeois Media & Consulting (BMC). He finds great joy in helping authors work through the various steps and processes needed to get their book(s) published. “There is nothing greater than seeing someone’s dreams become reality,” he says.