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The Mystery of Mysteries...

By Rebecca Benston

As a mystery writer, I'm always trying to come up with new ways to surprise my readers.  After ten books with the same character, it's possible that I may be running out of ideas.  Most of my favorite mystery authors have written the same characters for twenty or more books and they are still kicking.  Sadly, my favorite author, Sue Grafton, passed away this year before being able to pen the 26th installment of her alphabet mystery series.  I'd been following this series for the better part of twenty years and so, I'm a little sad that we'll never have closure for her characters.  In answer to this sadness, my mind started going about a million miles an hour with some new ideas for my own character, Rona Shively. 

I've done almost everything imaginable to this character.  I've put her through a number of trials including losing her parents and even losing a child.  She's experienced more grief than any person should experience.  Sadl…

Ending an Amazing Year!

Where to start!  Higher Ground Books & Media has had its best year ever!  We added several new authors and eleven new titles this year!  We also had our very first author event in November and made some great new friends there.  Higher Ground Books & Media started the year as Books from Higher Ground.  By the end of the year, we re-branded and expanded our line to include original art and products developed by our authors to work in tandem with their titles.  You'll see more of these in 2018 as well as some of the other great things that we have planned. 

I hope you will check out our new website and store.  There are many great titles to choose from and more on the way!

Authors, if you are looking for a publisher for your motivational, inspirational, and educational materials, please get in touch.  Higher Ground Books & Media is NOT a vanity press.  We are accepting submissions from now through August 1, 2018.  Our submission guidelines are here on our blog, so che…

New from Higher Ground Books & Media!

The Twizzles: Book III is now available from Higher Ground Books & Media!  You can get your copy today!

The hunt for the hidden treasure continues! Join twins Milly, Dilly and their brother, Scruffy Twizzle, as they continue their adventure of a lifetime to find the missing treasure of their wealthy ancestor Gizzy McTwizzle. Will they find the hidden island? And will they be able to help break the magic spell? In the final instalment of this three-part magical children’s fantasy adventure, Milly, Dilly and Scruffy discover that the diary holds many hidden secrets and clues. But will it lead them to their final destination? Will the children be brave enough to follow the adventure to find the treasure and help the ghost of Gizzy? Join Milly, Dilly and Scruffy – the chosen ones – on their final journey of courage, friendship and adventure, and discover just where it takes them!

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Great New Stuff from Higher Ground Books & Media!

In addition to our selection of great books, Higher Ground Books & Media is now offering some nifty pieces of original artwork!  Take a look today!

New from Higher Ground Books & Media! The Twizzles: Book II

We are proud to announce the release of the second book in The Twizzles series, The TwizzlesBook II: The Mysterious Diary by Janet Brown!  Join twins Milly, Dilly and their brother, Scruffy Twizzle, as they continue their adventure of a lifetime. It’s up to the children to find the rare, precious treasure of their wealthy ancestor, Gizzy McTwizzle, and is this instalment, the ghost of Gizzy makes an appearance to help them find their way! But now that they have the map, diary and the ghost of Gizzy McTwizzle on hand to help them with their quest, will they succeed in their mission and break the spell? This book is the second of three in this magical children’s fantasy adventure. Follow Milly, Dilly and Scruffy – the chosen ones – as they embark on a journey that will leave you eager to find out what happens next.

Get your copy here!

Or visit our bookstore here!

Author Fair Recap!

The First Annual Books from Higher Ground Author Fair was a great success!  We had 21 authors on hand and we were blessed to have three great presenters offering mini-workshops on Grammarly, Writing as Therapy and one author's account of her life in World War II East Prussia.  We are currently planning another event and will let everyone know as soon as we have a venue secured and registration details are available.

Here are some pictures from the event:

New from Charlotte Hopkins!

Books from Higher Ground is happy to announce the release of Everything You Wanted to Know About the Heroes in Blue by Charlotte Hopkins. 

The wall between society and those with the potential to cause harm is made up of the men and women in blue. Lining the pages of this book is a tribute to their endless hours, hidden pain, and tears shed in silence. They protect a community that curses them one day and then thanks them the next. This selfless act is done daily by heroes who never ask for or expect a "thank you." They just want to protect and serve the innocent. They long to do their part in keeping society safe for the rest of us. The media often showcases them in a negative and violent manner.

I would like to know....Where is the media when these officers are looking in the tear-filled eyes of abused children or consoling a struggling couple about to break down emotionally? Where is the media when the officers have fallen and their lives succumb to injuries from people w…

Our Newest Arrival! The Twizzles by Janet Brown

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our BHG collection; The Twizzles by Janet Brown is now available at the following links:

BHG Bookstore

The first in a series of children’s adventure fantasy, characters Milly, Dilly and their brother, Scruffy, unaware that they are the chosen ones, are sent to Twizzle Cottage, by their parents and relatives to try and find the missing treasure, linked to the legend of their great ancestor, Gizzy McTwizzle.

Get your copy today!

New Men's Devotional! Available now at BHG!

We are please to announce the release of Dr. John Salmon's book, For His Eyes Only.  This book is a devotional workbook and prayer guide for husbands.  Each chapter includes questions and action tips to help husbands put the principles of God’s design into daily practice. The chapters end with a simple prayer asking God to help us love our wives with a Christ-like love. 

You can get your copy today from the Books from Higher Ground bookstore

Books from Higher Ground Author Fair!

In just two weeks, Books from Higher Ground will be having our First Annual Author Fair!  Here is a listing of authors who will be participating:

Mark Etter
Mark Etter has currently released three titles with BHG! 32 Days with Abraham, 32 Days with Christ's Passion, and the newly released, 32 Days with God's Story.
Rev. Mark Etter has been a pastor for over thirty years and is currently the pastor of a Bethany Lutheran Church in Northern Kentucky. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri... with a Master of Divinity degree and from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Mark has published several books of Adult Bible studies and numerous devotions and youth studies with Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis. He has served the greater church as a pastoral coach, evangelism chairman, and circuit counselor. He is married to Joan and they have three grown children who live in Kentucky and Indiana.

Stephen Bowman
Stephen Bowman’s Out …
Just a few more weeks until our First Annual Books from Higher Ground Author Fair!  We've got a great lineup of authors who will be on hand to talk about their books.  Some of these include:

Mark Etter -32 Day Devotionals series
John Baldasare - Knowing Affliction and Doing Recovery
Stephen Bowman - Out of Darkness
Chuck David - The Tin Can Gang
Gary Thomas - From Crack to Gary
Mina Raulston - Home Should Be Safe
Matthew Morgan - Shadow Light
Yolanda Sanders - Day of Atonement
Sheenah Freitas - The Chosen
Hannah McCown - Elsie's Easter
Wayne Page - Barnstorm
Keith Maginn - Turning This Thing Around
Brian Forschner - Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders
Rebecca Benston - The Rona Shively Stories
and more...

We hope you will join us for an afternoon of fun!  Stop by our Event page on Facebook and let us know that you'll be attending! We'll be selecting winners for our prize drawings from that guest list, so be sure that you tell us you'll be there. 


Just Released! 32 Days with God's Story by Mark Etter

Books from Higher Ground is happy to announce the release of another great devotional from Mark Etter.  32 Days with God's Story is now available!

This book is designed to help you grow in your faith with 32 devotions so that you can share the lessons you have learned with others in the 12 Bible studies that are included.

Get your copy here:


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New from BHG! Out of Darkness by Stephen Bowman

We are pleased to announce the release of Out of Darkness by Stephen Bowman.  Out of Darkness is a story of rebirth. It is a story about a person living for many years in the dark. Finally freed, they are given another chance. A chance to be born again and live a new life. A true rebirth!

You can get your copy now from Amazon or from our BHG Bookstore.

New Devotional Available!

The latest devotional from Rebecca Benston is now available through the Books from Higher Ground bookstore!  Talking it over with Him:  Learning through daily prayer is just $7.99 and you can order your copy today!

Daily prayer is the best way to build your relaionship with God. Learning to hear Him takes time and effort, but the rewards are immeasurable. Take time, find peace, seek answers, and get to know the Creator.   
This book can be used for individual or group study. For more information on how to build your small group, visit the author's blog at Purchase your book here! Small Groups:  This week only, order five copies, get one free!  To get this deal, you must order through our BHG bookstore and use the codeBUY5GET1

Great Contests from BHG!

Do you like books?  Do you like to win stuff?  Well, we've got you covered here at Books from Higher Ground!  We're running some great contests just for you!  See below for details:

Beach-Lover's Basket

You could win a basket full of fun for your day at the beach.  This basket will include two great paperbacks from Rebecca Benston's Rona Shively Stories series and a few other goodies!  To enter, go to our Facebook page and enter a comment about your favorite Rona Shively story.  You'll automatically be entered to win!  Contest ends on June 27th, winner will be announced on June 30th! 

Haven't read Rona?  You can get the first book on Kindle right here!

You're the Inspiration!

Purchase any two inspirational titles from ourBHG Store between now and July 4th and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a brand new set of Inspirational Coloring Books!  We will draw the winner's name on July…

Another great title from BHG! Charlotte Hopkins' 365 Days of Writing Non-Fiction is now available!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Charlotte Hopkins' new book, 365 Days of Writing Non-Fiction.  It is now available through Books from Higher Ground at the following links:

BHG Bookstore

Pick up your copy today!

Now Accepting Submissions!

BHG is looking for your story!  If you have written a book and you feel it is time to publish, please take a look at our submission guidelines.  We publish inspirational and instructional works in nearly every genre.  We are a Christian publishing company and we believe in upholding Biblical values and sharing stories of transformation to illustrate how God works in our lives.  BHG is looking for stories about how you've overcome challenges or how your fictional characters have achieved success through holding fast to their faith. 

We do not charge to publish.  We will format your manuscript, design an attractive cover, and even advertise on our blog and social media pages.  Check out our submission guidelines for more information on the types of books we accept.

Get in touch today.  We'd love to tell your story!

BHG Presents 365 Days of Writing Fiction by Charlotte Hopkins!

Books from Higher Ground is happy to present 365 Days of Writing Fiction by Charlotte Hopkins.  With 365 Days of Writing Fiction, there is a creative writing prompt for every day of the year!

You can get your copy at one of the following links:


BHG Bookstore