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Books on the Ridge is a production of Mt. Zion Ridge Press, "Books off the Beaten Path." The podcast introduces the author of each month's new book, and also looks back to older titles. Each month, readers will receive a limited time code for a discount on a book purchase. Check our website for more information, and subscribe for regular updates, downloads, and more discounts. www.MtZionRidgePress.com

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Books on the Ridge is a production of Mt. Zion Ridge Press, "Books off the Beaten Path." The podcast introduces the author of each month's new book, and also looks back to older titles. Each month, readers will receive a limited time code for a discount on a book purchase. Check our website for more information, and subscribe for regular updates, downloads, and more discounts. www.MtZionRidgePress.com

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English


Episodes

Episode 41: Chatting on Release Day about WHITE ROSES, inspirational romantic suspense

2/15/2024
Today, February 15, is release day for the next Tabor Hts. small-town inspirational romance novel. Book 4 of Year 1, WHITE ROSES is also a romantic suspense novel, as it continues to deal with the White Rose Killer, who appeared in the previous Tabor Hts., Novel, COMMON GROUNDS. Join managing editor Tamera Lynn Kraft and marketing director Penny Frost McGinnis as they chat with managing editor and novelist Michelle L. Levigne about the Tabor Hts. series and the inspiration for the story, including real life events that serve as the background. Take advantage of the code, ROSES, through the end of February, to get a nice discount on the paper, ebook, or print version of WHITE ROSES on the Mt. Zion Ridge Press website: www.MtZionRidgePress.com

Duration:00:30:29

Episode 40: Chatting about Brighten Your Corner, Book & Mug Mysteries Book 3

2/10/2024
The newest cozy mystery is now available at Mt. Zion Ridge Press. Join managing editor Tamera Lynn Kraft and marketing director Penny Frost McGinnis as they grill managing editor Michelle Levigne about her newest entry in the series set in a fictional, formerly quiet little town in Northeast Ohio. (We're talking about a place that's starting to feel like Cabot Cove, folks ...) Who's in trouble this time around? Who's making life hard for them, and trying to frame them for murder? What's the gang at Book & Mug doing to help them and untangle the newest mess? And ... what's the tentative title for Book 4 in the series? Find out by listening. And take advantage of the code CANDLES at the Mt. Zion Ridge Press website, to get a nice discount on the print, ebook or audiobook version of BRIGHTEN YOUR CORNER. www.MtZionRidgePress.com

Duration:00:25:58

Episode 39: Chatting with Bettie Boswell, author of HIDDEN NAMES

1/15/2024
Join us on a fun, informative chat with Bettie Boswell, as she takes us inside her new Forest Glen suspense novel, HIDDEN NAMES. This book ties into her previous Mt. Zion Ridge Press titles, with familiar characters giving cameo appearances, and visiting familiar locations from other Forest Glen stories. Our heroine, Amber Whitney, sets off, not quite voluntarily, on a cross-country quest that turns into a race against time, as she tries to unravel clues to a dangerous secret left by her estranged father. Visit www.MtZionRidgePress.com for more information on this novel, and other Forest Glen stories by Bettie Boswell!

Duration:00:31:51

Episode 38: Chat with Gordon S. Jackson about his new book, Your Photo On God's Fridge Door

12/15/2023
Join our hosts in a chat with new Mt. Zion Ridge Press author Gordon S. Jackson to discuss his thoughtful, something humorous, always insightful and thought-provoking collection of 101 parables and analogies for living in today's world. New release December 15, in ebook, audiobook, and print. Save $1 by ordering from the Mt. Zion Ridge Press website, using the code PHOTO www.MtZionRidgePress.com

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 37: Chat with the Authors of the CHRISTMAS IN OHIO anthology

11/27/2023
Welcome to Books on the Ridge, the podcast for readers and fans of Mt. Zion Ridge Press: Books Off the Beaten Path. Today is something of a roundtable discussion with the authors of the CHRISTMAS IN OHIO anthology. Bettie Boswell, author of the Forest Glen novels: On Cue, Free to Love, and Hoping for Treasure, and the upcoming Hidden Names -- discussing her short story, STOLEN GIFT EXCHANGE. Penny Frost McGinnis, author of the Abbott Island novels: Home Where She Belongs and Home Away From Home -- discussing her short story, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. Tamera Lynn Kraft, author of historical novels, Forks in the Road, The Seasoning of Elizabella, Red Skies Over America and Lost in the Storm, as well as children's church curriculum -- discussing her short story, ANNA'S CHRISTMAS PROMISE. Michelle Levigne, author of the Tabor Heights sweet romance series, the Quarry Hall women's fiction/suspense series, and the Book & Mug Mysteries cozy series -- discussing her short story, CHRISTMAS IN CADBURN TOWNSHIP. CHRISTMAS IN OHIO releases December 1. Listen for a code to save $1 on the Mt. Zion Ridge Press site on print, ebook or audiobook copies.

Duration:00:42:27

Episode 36: Chat with author Michelle L. Levigne about her newest Tabor Heights re-release, COMMON GROUNDS

11/20/2023
Welcome to Books on the Ridge, the podcast for readers talking about books from Mt. Zion Ridge Press: Books Off the Beaten Path. Today, Tamera Lynn Kraft, co-managing editor, and Penny Frost McGinnis, promotions director, put co-managing editor Michelle Levigne in the hot seat, talking about the 3rd Tabor Heights re-release, COMMON GROUNDS. The timing is appropriate, since Common Grounds spans the Christmas and New Year's holidays, and goes further into events mentioned in previous Tabor Heights releases. It ties closely into the next novel coming out in February, WHITE ROSES. How? You'll have to listen and find out! Welcome to Tabor Heights, a friendly little town on Ohio's North Coast, where sweet romance (and in this case, romantic suspense) is always in the air.

Duration:00:28:23

Episode 35 -- Building a Fortress in God: Chat with Pastor Tamera Lynn Kraft about her new children's church curriculum

11/13/2023
Join Penny Frost McGinnis and Michelle L. Levigne, hosts, as they chat with Pastor Tamera Lynn Kraft about her newest children's church curriculum offering, Building a Fortress in God. Part of her curriculum offered through Revival Fire For Kids. Our children nowadays are under attack, spiritually, and they need to be trained to defend themselves in spiritual warfare.

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 34: Christmas Fiction Off the Beaten Path: A chat with the authors

11/6/2023
Celebrate the release of the special edition hardback of Christmas Fiction Off the Beaten Path: 6 stories that aren't your granny's Christmas stories. Laurie Lucking, JPC Allen, Patricia Meredith, Sandra Merville Hart, Ronnell Gibson and Michelle Levigne chat about the stories behind their stories, Christmas memories and traditions, and the "extra" that has been added to the new hardback edition. Now through the end of November, you can buy a copy of the book in print, ebook and audiobook for $1 off at the Mt. Zion Ridge Press website, using the code CHRISTMAS. (all caps is important!) www.MtZionRidgePress.com

Duration:00:42:12

Episode 33 -- Chat with author Michelle Levigne about JOAN, book 1 in the Quarry Hall suspense series

10/9/2023
Join editor Tamera Lynn Kraft and promotions manager Penny Frost McGinnis, as they chat with Mt Zion Ridge Press author and editor, Michelle Levigne, about the re-launch of her women's fiction/suspense series, Quarry Hall, with the first title, JOAN. Podcast episodes include a discount code for purchasing the featured book from the Mt. Zion Ridge Press website, good through the end of the month when the podcast appears. www.MtZionRidgePress.com

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 32 -- Chat with author Penny Frost McGinnis about her bilingual children's book, BETSY AND BAILEY

10/2/2023
Join editors Tamera Lynn Kraft and Michelle Levigne chatting with Penny Frost McGinnis about her newest children's book, BETSY AND BAILEY, which also happens to be the first bilingual (English/Spanish) book produced by Mt. Zion Ridge Press. Podcast episodes include a discount code for purchasing the featured book from the Mt. Zion Ridge Press website, good through the end of the month when the podcast appears. www.MtZionRidgePress.com

Duration:00:23:43

Episode 31 -- Chat with author Bettie Boswell about her new novel, HOPING FOR TREASURE, Part 2

8/7/2023
Join editors Tamera Lynn Kraft and Michelle Levigne chatting with Bettie Boswell about her newest novel, a split-time romance, HOPING FOR TREASURE. This book is a follow-up to her previous novels with Mt. Zion Ridge Press: ON CUE and FREE TO LOVE. Ginny and Scott, our heroine and hero from ON CUE, are newlyweds. As the months pass, they deal with disappointments and losses and challenges, while learning about the romance of Ginny's grandparents post-World War II.

Duration:00:24:06

Episode 30 -- Chat with author Bettie Boswell about her new novel, HOPING FOR TREASURE, Part 1

7/31/2023
Join editors Tamera Lynn Kraft and Michelle Levigne chatting with Bettie Boswell about her newest novel, a split-time romance, HOPING FOR TREASURE. This book is a follow-up to her previous novels with Mt. Zion Ridge Press: ON CUE and FREE TO LOVE. Ginny and Scott, our heroine and hero from ON CUE, are newlyweds. As the months pass, they deal with disappointments and losses and challenges, while learning about the romance of Ginny's grandparents post-World War II.

Duration:00:19:11

Episode 29: Chat with author Penny Frost McGinnis about her new devotional, "Hope For Today's Heart," Part 2.

6/19/2023
This week is Part 2 of our chat with Mt. Zion Ridge Press author Penny Frost McGinnis, about her newly released devotional, "Hope for Today's Heart," a collection of nature-themed devotions. Get ready for a fun, insightful chat with Penny, discussing what went into writing this book, how long she's been writing nature-themed devotionals, her love for nature, and future writing projects for Mt. Zion Ridge Press.

Duration:00:13:22

Episode 28: Chat with author Penny Frost McGinnis about her new devotional, "Hope For Today's Heart."

6/12/2023
This week is Part 1 of our chat with Mt. Zion Ridge Press author Penny Frost McGinnis, about her newly released devotional, "Hope for Today's Heart," a collection of nature-themed devotions. Get ready for a fun, insightful chat with Penny, discussing what went into writing this book, how long she's been writing nature-themed devotionals, her love for nature, and future writing projects for Mt. Zion Ridge Press.

Duration:00:16:55

Episode 27: Chat with author Michelle Levigne about her newest release, "The Second Time Around."

6/5/2023
Join host Tamera Lynn Kraft and guest host Penny Frost McGinnis, as they chat with author (and managing editor) Michelle Levigne about "The Second Time Around," Book 1 in Year 1 of the Tabor Heights, small-town inspirational romance series. Tabor Heights is "A friendly little town on Ohio's North Coast, where sweet romance is always in the air." This is a re-launch of the series, with new cover art, offering the books in print, ebook and audiobook, when originally they were only offered in ebook. "The Second Time Around" is a story of second chances at love -- and forgiveness. College sweethearts Danial and Lynnette meet 20 years later, after their daughter walks into his classroom on the first day of school. When and how will they tell Kat that her favorite teacher is her father? More important, how can they forgive themselves and each other?

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 26: Chat with author Penny Frost McGinnis, about her newly released novel, "Home Away From Home," Abbott Island book 2 -- Part Two

4/10/2023
This week is Part 2 of our chat with Mt. Zion Ridge Press author Penny Frost McGinnis, about her newly released novel, Home Away From Home -- Book 2 in her Abbot Island series. This one is a later-in-life contemporary romance, set on her fictional island in Lake Erie. Marigold and Johnny have been friends for years, but recently they've discovered their friendship has deepened. Can they move into something sweeter and stronger and commit to each other, despite the losses and questions they've both endured? Get ready for a fun, insightful chat with Penny, discussing what went into writing this book, ideas for future books, and things she's learned along the way!

Duration:00:18:27

Episode 25: Chat with Penny Frost McGinnis about "Home Away From Home," Abbott Island book 2

4/3/2023
This week is Part 1 of our chat with Mt. Zion Ridge Press author Penny Frost McGinnis, about her newly released novel, Home Away From Home -- Book 2 in her Abbot Island series. This one is a later-in-life contemporary romance, set on her fictional island in Lake Erie. Marigold and Johnny have been friends for years, but recently they've discovered their friendship has deepened. Can they move into something sweeter and stronger and commit to each other, despite the losses and questions they've both endured? Get ready for a fun, insightful chat with Penny, discussing what went into writing this book, ideas for future books, and things she's learned along the way!

Duration:00:19:02

Episode 24 -- Interviewing author Michelle Levigne about her new cozy mystery "Dancing on My Grave" -- part 2

2/20/2023
Join us for the second half of the interview, where Penny McGinnis, marketing director for Mt. Zion Ridge Press, and Executive Editor Tamera Lynn Kraft grill Michelle Levigne on her new book that came out February 15. "Dancing on My Grave" is the 2nd book in the Book & Mug Mysteries cozy mystery series, set in the small town of Cadburn Township. At the center of the action is the rivalry between the leaders of two dancing clubs, but things get a lot more serious when real estate is involved. And then the landlord of the vendue both clubs use, Conrad Price, starts acting very off-character, just before a dead body shows up. Friends from the previous book, "The Unwelcome Wagon," get involved in trying to figure out what is going on, before more dead bodies start piling up! We hope you had fun with this interview. We sure did!

Duration:00:30:56

Episode 23 -- Interviewing author Michelle Levigne about her new cozy mystery "Dancing on My Grave" -- part 1

2/13/2023
This episode, we're turning things around. Penny McGinnis, marketing director for Mt. Zion Ridge Press, joins Executive Editor Tamera Lynn Kraft to grill Michelle Levigne, Managing Editor, on her new book coming out February 15. "Dancing on My Grave" is the 2nd book in the Book & Mug Mysteries cozy mystery series, set in the small town of Cadburn Township. At the center of the action is the rivalry between the leaders of two dancing clubs, but things get a lot more serious when real estate is involved. And then the landlord of the vendue both clubs use, Conrad Price, starts acting very off-character, just before a dead body shows up. Friends from the previous book, "The Unwelcome Wagon," get involved in trying to figure out what is going on, before more dead bodies start piling up!

Duration:00:27:57

Episode 22: Chat with Alisha Bozarth, author of Faith Unraveled - part 2

1/30/2023
Join us for the first part of our chat with Alisha Bozarth about her grief devotional, "Faith Unraveled." What do you do when tragedy strikes, and all the tried-and-true sentiments of faith and trust in God just don't seem to help? Alisha's life of faith and service was tragically shattered on the death of her husband, and she shares her journey of learning and growth and healing with those who also have questions.

Duration:00:21:04