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FEATURED WORKSHOP - But I'm an Author, Not a Salesperson!

Have you written your book, but still find it difficult to figure out how to get the word out about it?  Maybe you don't like to approach people to let them know you've got this wonderful masterpiece that they need in their lives.  Maybe you're just not wired to do the hard sell.  Whatever the case, you know that book isn't going to sell itself.  Join Author & Publisher, Rebecca Benston for this 90-Minute Workshop on how to use your skills and experience to create sales opportunities for your book!  She'll be sharing all of her tips and tricks for tapping into free or low-cost resources for marketing your book.  Register today for our upcoming event!

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Anytime, Anywhere

The Basics

All You Need to Know About Publishing

An interactive virtual discussion about what you need to prepare in order to publish.  Whether you are planning to self-publish or query a publisher, Rebecca Benston answers your questions about how to move forward with your finished manuscript!

Online Workshop

Tell Your Story!

Self-Publishing Workshop

It's time!  HGBM is hosting an awesome new workshop for authors who are looking to self-publish! Tell Your Story  is a virtual workshop offered for individuals and groups. 

Get great tips on how to organize your manuscript, cover design, and other information to be uploaded into popular publishing platforms.  Guidance on pricing, securing ISBN's, and other considerations.


If you've been considering self-publishing, this workshop is for you! 


All participants will receive FREE access to our step-by-step video following the workshop.

The Empowered Author

Develop Your Platform


How do I get from having a finished manuscript to having a recognized author platform?  In this two-hour workshop, Author & Publisher Rebecca Benston will share secrets from her journey as a newbie author to an experienced publisher with over 50 authors and 120 titles in circulation. 

In the first hour, we'll cover the writing part.  In the second, we'll explore the promotion part.  The focus will be on developing your author platform and finding creative ways to promote the book or books you've written.

Empowerment through Writing & Art


About the Program:

For the first hour, I discuss the reasons we write and why it is a valuable tool for working through stress or trauma.  We examine how to use our personal experiences to fuel our writing; whether it is for personal growth or with an intent to publish. We also discuss how to develop a platform from which the author can speak and promote their work. During the second hour, Artist Jen Hernandez will use art to tackle the topics of Changing Limiting Beliefs and exploring the 6 Components to our Whole Self.


About the Presenters:

Rebecca Benston is an Author & Publisher.  She owns Higher Ground Books & Media, an independent publishing company in Springfield, Ohio. Benston holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services as well as a Master’s Degree in Religion. She has written fifteen books and published over thirty-five books for the authors who are part of Higher Ground Books & Media. Over the years, she has presented several different workshops related to writing and the mystery genre. 

Jen Hernandez is an Artist, Photographer, & Author, residing in Springfield, Ohio.  She owns Arti St. Studio and Jen Hernandez Photography.  Hernandez holds Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach. Her art has been featured in the Women of Appalachia exhibit, the International Women’s exhibit, the Millennial Show at the Tejas Gallery in Dayton, OH, and at the Front Street Gallery in Dayton, OH. She also offers classes in art therapy at her studio in Springfield.

How to Register


To register for our workshops, please follow the link to the registration page.  Once you complete the form, we will send you an e-mail with instructions on how to pay and schedule your workshop.  Groups of ten or more will receive 10% off the per person fee for their selected workshop.  Special pricing available for groups of 25 or more.  Most workshops presented virtually, however, we do offer in-person events as well.   Contact us for more information.


Publisher & Children's Author, Rebecca Benston is available to come in and read to your students! Benston's books cover topics like anxiety and depression and how you can overcome your fears!  She can also meet with book clubs, church groups, etc. Get in touch today for rates and to schedule your visit!   

If you are interested in having other HGBM Authors visit your book club, school, or church, contact us and we will connect you to the author to set up a time.  HGBM Authors set their own rates for events.


Contact us at to schedule any of these events.

Interested in participating at our next event?

We are currently planning the next event and will have details available soon!  Please check back with us!

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