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A Year Filled with Blessings!

Who would have thought that 2018 would bring about such wonderful growth for Higher Ground Books & Media!  At the beginning of the year, I had a couple of goals for our little publishing company.  One, I wanted to sign two new authors.  Two, I wanted to publish at least five new titles.  These were fairly conservative goals and I wasn't sure we would be able to accomplish either of them.  Things were slow at the beginning of the year.  Lots of starts and stops.  A few sour grapes along the way.  Some unfortunate incidents with less than reputable individuals who were not dealing above board.  And a few months of weary soul-searching about whether or not it even made sense to keep going.  And then, suddenly...a breakthrough.

I prayed and prayed for God to help me figure out the direction I needed to take.  And He delivered the most awesome message to me.  He said, "Trust Me."  And in the midst of conflict and disappointment, I handed it all over to Him once again and…

HGBM's Young Author Program Welcomes Gabriella Granovitz!

On Saturday, August 25, 2018 Higher Ground Books & Media signed a wonderful new young author!  As part of HGBM's Young Author Program, Gabriella Granovitz submitted her book, The Birthday Puppy and we've offered her a publishing contract.  Gabriella's parents were on hand to help her accept our offer and we are looking forward to publishing The Birthday Puppy within the next few months. Congratulations, Gabriella!  We're happy to add you to the Higher Ground Books & Media family!



If you have a child who writes or illustrates, get in touch with Higher Ground Books & Media, we have a Young Authors Program and we love to encourage young writers to pursue their dreams of becoming authors and/or illustrators.  More details are available on our Programs/Events page.


Register Now for the 2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair!

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair

Just in time for some last minute Christmas shopping, Higher Ground Books & Media will host its 2nd Annual Author Fair at the Courtyard Marriott in Springfield.  We've got a great location this year and we're hoping you will be a part of this year's event!  Details have been confirmed!  We have a limited number of spaces available, so register today!

Date:  Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time:  1 to 5 p.m.  (Arrive by 12:45 p.m. to set up)
Location:  Courtyard Downtown Springfield, 100 S. Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH 45502

Early Bird Registration - $35 per space through September 30th  
Beginning on October 1 - $45 per space

Registration closes October 31st


To register, click on the PayPal link above!

We hope to see you there!

2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair

Planning is underway for the 2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair!  This year, we're moving to a new venue and we're moving our event to December. The event will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Booths will be $35 per person. Light refreshments will be included for all authors.  If you're interested in being a part of this year's Author Fair, registration will be opening up within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more details!

Now Available! Love's Resurrection by Daniel K. Held

Just released!  Love's Resurrection: Its Power to Roll Away Fear's Heaviest Stone is now available through Higher Ground Books & Media.  Get your copy today!


This book is about a competition.  On one side is a dominant narrative the author believes is universal, which he calls our human "fear story." On the other side is the competing narrative that is also universal called God's "love story." "Love's Resurrection: Its Power to Roll Away Fear's Heaviest Stone," is the author's account of how human fear stories, including that which now dominates the mood of today's United (yet deeply divided) States of America, culminate in what he calls Great Awakenings of nation, church, and ourselves as individuals. Presenting in memoir form his own account of three personal Great Awakenings, the author presents from his co-careers in mental health counseling and pastoral ministry a challenge for persons (however small) and communities (…