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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…

Programs/Upcoming Events

Author Events

The Second Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair will be held on Saturday, December 15th from 1 to 5 p.m. Booths will be $35 each.  More details to follow.
The 2nd Annual Higher Ground Books & Media Author Fair will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Springfield, OH on Saturday, December 15th from 1 to 5 p.m.  Authors may register to participate on the home page of this blog until all spaces are filled.  This event is free to the public!  More info to follow.

HGBM Author, Rebecca Benston will present a workshop called Writing for Life: Empowerment through Journaling on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Arti St. Gallery & Studio in Springfield, OH.  $40 per participant. Register here.

This workshop is for people who would like to find peace and empowerment through the practice of journaling. Participants will be given a series of writing prompts and time to write individually and then discuss various topics as a group. The goal is to develop the habit of journaling as a means of coping with changes and challenges. (Limit 10 Participants) 

Other Writing Classes offered by HGBM

In conjunction with Arti St. Gallery & Studio, HGBM offers a number of writing classes. We offer Creative Writing, Poetry, and even Publishing classes.  Call or e-mail us for more details and to register.  We can tailor our classes to fit your needs.  Group rates are available.  We can also bring the workshop to your location (mileage fees will be added to the course fee).  Visit the Arti St. link for details on these and other courses.

Creative Writing...$65 per participant
We'll discuss how to write short stories.  Understanding Point of View, Dialogue, character development, and even some ways to market your work.  This workshop is generally 1-2 hours long.  

Writing Poetry...$65 per participant
Topics include poetry styles, how to put together a collection of poems by theme, and some marketing tips.  This workshop is generally 1-2 hours long.

Writing and Publishing...$65 per participant
This course is designed to help aspiring writers prepare their work for publishing.  We'll talk about the various ways to publish your work as well as how to develop a platform for marketing.  This workshop is usually 2-3 hours long.

Youth Writing Program & Workshops...Contact us for rates/availability

Higher Ground Books & Media wants to encourage youth to write and create!  With that in mind, HGBM also publishes books written for kids by kids. We will consider manuscripts and artwork submitted by kids ages 8-18.  Parent signature is required on any contracts offered to minors.  Capture a moment in time by allowing your child to create a published work using their God-given imagination and talents!

If you have a child who is always writing stories or drawing pictures, we can help you hold on to the memories and provide you with a keepsake that will not only serve as a way for your child to see progress from project to project; it will also provide them with an opportunity to learn how to write, publish, and market their own work. 

Contact us for more details on our Youth Writing Workshops which include help with age-appropriate plot and character development, editing, how to promote your writing and developing a marketing platform for your work.

Workshops are available for all age groups from grades 2-12 and authors will be able to work toward having a finished product which will be available through Higher Ground Books & Media upon satisfactory completion of the work. 

Mentoring and guidance for young authors is a huge part of this program. Get in touch with us today and set up a Youth Writing Workshop for your school or church! An affordable and fun way to engage your young author and encourage them to tell their story!