Saturday, June 3, 2023

Storytellers Episode, Ye Olde Dragon's Library podcast, featuring OHIO TRAIL MIX authors, part 1


Today's guests are Ohio authors who participated in the Ohio Trail Mix anthology: Adventures and Inspiration along the Ohio Literary Trail.

Have you listened to the podcast yet?

If not, LISTEN first, then come back here for information on how to find the authors and learn more about their books!

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If you'd like to learn more about the authors and what they've published, what they're working on now, and what's coming up, here are some of the ways to find them and get to know them:


Betty Kulich

 Website:, Facebook: Transformed-Image, Instagram: Transformed_Image, Email:, Amazon:


The River: A Spiritually Transforming Journey (Christian Fiction & Book One of a Apocalyptic Trilogy: The Coming Darkness & This Present Evil Age

El Rio (The River in Spanish)

Radical Abundance: More Than We Can Ask Or Think (Anthology of 50 Devotionals, purchased through the author's website)

Ohio Trail Mix


Rebecca Waters

 Website: www.WatersWords.comAmazon Author page:


Libby's Cuppa Joe (2019)

Breathing on Her Own (2014)

Learn more! Visit my site & Read my blog  

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JPC Allen

Website/blog: https://jpcallenwrites.comSign up for newsletter in sidebar: author page:

JPC Allen started her writing career in second grade with an homage to Scooby Doo. She’s been tracking down mysteries ever since and written mystery short stories and a novel. Her Christmas mystery. A Rose from the Ashes, was a Selah-finalist at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in 2020. Her first novel, a YA mystery, A Shadow on the Snow, released in 2021. Online, she offers tips and prompts to ignite the creative spark in every kind of writer . She also leads workshops for tweens, teens, and adults, encouraging them to discover the adventure of writing. Coming from a long line of Mountaineers, she is a life-long Buckeye. Follow her to the next mystery at FacebookInstagramBookbubGoodreads, and Amazon.


Bettie Boswell



Coming July 2023-Hoping for Treasure-a Christian split time romance set during present day and post WW2

Lucy and Thunder-a picture book about overcoming fear-Mt. Zion Ridge Press

Coming sometime in 2023-Dottie's Dream Horse-a chapter book set during WWII-Elk Lake Publishing

Coming December 2023-Novella for MT. Zion Ridge Christmas in Ohio Anthology

Coming in 2024-Hidden Names, 3 Guidepost devotional contributions, Caleb and Great-Grandpa Fred,  My Mother

Ohio Trail Mix Anthology-A Mazza Mystery- a collection of short stories involving literary sites in Ohio (2022) Ye Olde Dragon Books

Free to Love-Prequel to On Cue-Christian Historical Romance, split time (2022) Mt. Zion Ridge Press

On Cue-A Christian Romance with heart and humor! (2020) Mt. Zion Ridge Press

Skateboarding- non-fiction-Apex/North Star Editions (2022)

Kaleidoscope: A Collection of Standards Based Lessons, Alfred Pub. 2017-Contributing Author and illustrator

From the Lake to the River: Buckeye Christian Fiction Anthology 2018, Fred's Gift, Mt. Zion Ridge Publishing-Author and cover artist for 1st ed.

Teacher Created Materials: social studies worksheets and a leveled reader, Sidetracked, published in December 2019

Devotional contributor for publications by Southern Christian Writer's Conference: Christmas Blessings-2019, Day by Day-2020, A Memoir of Mothers-2022

Orff Echo Magazine Articles: Don't Let Science Bug You; Drums, Drums Everywhere and Not a Music Room to Spare; A Medieval Masterpiece

The Christian Standard Magazine Articles: Chester Bullard: Restoration Pioneer; Broken Windows, Closed Doors, Lighted Windows


Michelle L. Levigne

 Over 100 published novels, novellas, and short stories in SF, fantasy, romance, suspense, cozy -- YA, Middle Grade, adult, and women's fiction.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Upcoming release sample: PLANTWISE

 “That wouldn’t be wise,” Dylon hurried to say, as King Alfred smiled and nodded. “If the roads between kingdoms aren’t safe for a revered healer, who should be sacrosanct, can they be safe for a princess who could be kidnapped, perhaps taking all the farming wealth of Westerland in ransom?”

From the frowns the king and Comyn exchanged, Arden had the clear impression they weren’t aware of such danger. Then again, Ambrose’s injury was news for them.

“My grandfather fully intends to come visit you as soon as he is well,” he continued, and held out the sealed parchment packet. “I will leave you to read in private.”

“You will stay and enjoy the festivities this evening, won’t you?” Queen Elise asked, as Dylan bowed and turned to head to the door.

“Thank you, Highness. That is very kind.” His gaze locked with Arden’s, and she flushed as she realized that her answer was important to him.

“Yes, please. Do you like to dance?” She nearly giggled when Dylon flushed and he gave a tiny shrug. 

“I don’t get many chances, but yes, I do.” He grinned. “I’m not sure how good I am.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Upcoming release sample: PLANTWISE

“I bring you wishes for a blessed and joyous tenth birthday, Princess Arden, from the royal family of Stonemount.” Dylon bowed in a full courtly bow so his shaggy curls flopped forward into his eyes, prompting a giggle from her. He winked as he straightened up. “And especially from my grandfather. He had so hoped to be here, to see you.” His gaze slid to Glynna. “Unfortunately, an accident has kept him bound, indefinitely, to the palace. King Doyne is relieved to have him close at hand, where he can be protected –”

“Protected?” Glynna blurted. “That’s ominous. What healer needs protection?”

“—and tended to, while he heals,” Dylon finished, after a brief pause. He bent again and picked up a sturdy leather travel sack from the floor. He withdrew a journal bound in bright green leather with silver lacing, and a clear bottle of green ink, and two silver pens. “My grandfather knows how Auntie Glynna teaches, and he sent these to help in your continuing lessons and observations.” He held them out to her. 

“Oh, they’re wonderful.” Arden stepped forward to take the gifts. “Please, give him my thanks and my prayers for a speedy and full recovery. I know Auntie Glynna would be so pleased to see him again. Perhaps we could make a journey to Stonemount, to visit Healer Ambrose, Father?”


Want to LISTEN to the book? TODAY is the launch of Season 2 of the Ye Olde Dragon's Library storytelling podcast, featuring PLANTWISE.

Look for it on your favorite podcast app, or visit the website to listen to today's episode and previous episodes:, and click on the Storytelling Podcast link.

Beginning Saturday: The Storytellers episodes.

Listen to a chat with authors of new books and fantastical fiction, and get a behind-the-scenes look into the craft of storytelling!

Friday, May 26, 2023

Upcoming release sample: PLANTWISE

 Twenty minutes later, her hair brushed and braided and shoes on her feet, Arden stepped into her father's study. King Alfred and Queen Elise waited at the head of the long council table, Comyn standing just in front of the king, to his left.

A tall young man with tousled, curly dark hair and gray eyes, dressed in sturdy traveling clothes, stood on the queen’s right. He held a packet sealed with green wax, which had to be the letter from Ambrose. Arden wondered only for a moment why he wasn’t wearing the green and black livery of Stonemount. Shouldn’t a courier from the royal family be in livery?

She forgot that question when the young man’s eyes widened and he looked past her. Right at the place where Glynna hovered. He could see her. That meant he had magic.

As if in confirmation of that thought, several silver sparks hovered around his head for a few heartbeats. Silver magic was healing magic. That made sense now. He was another healer like Ambrose, so he had brought the letter instead of sending it by courier.

All three adults smiled as Arden curtseyed very prettily.

“Arden,” her mother said, gesturing at the young healer, “this is Dylon, grandson to Healer Ambrose.”

“Oh, my, how he’s grown. He looks so much like his grandmother, rather than Ambrose,” Glynna said. 

Dylon grinned and gave a head-bow to Glynna, and Arden’s heart sputtered a few beats in excitement. He could hear her, as well as see her. She had yet to meet anyone who could see and hear her beloved teacher. This was quite the best present for her birthday. She couldn’t wait to talk to him. And have Glynna talk to him.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Upcoming release sample: PLANTWISE


“The boy, your nephew’s heir.” Steward’s expression turned grave. “Shadows are slowly gathering, and poisoned roots reach for him. He is a potential pivot point in our war. My dreams of him are hazy. Nothing is confirmed. No decisions have been made, but he is poised on too many knife edges. The enemy wants him, and he is vulnerable.” He nodded to Dylon. “This one is young. I do not like to ask you to put him into the war, but a companion who isn’t awed by his rank could be a good influence, a wall of protection.” He shook his head. “And could come under attack for it. I don’t want to ask it of you …”

“You don’t have to.” Ambrose gripped Dylon’s shoulder. “My nephew is already concerned about his son’s attitude, since losing his wife. She was a defensive wall against the flatterers and bootlickers and liars. He suggested some time ago that Maddix needs a steadying influence, and someone who will stand up to him.”

“Thank you.”

“The princess … is she in danger?”

“Not yet.”

“But she will be?” 

“When she starts thinking for herself, and lets her heart guide …” The Steward sighed and shrugged. “I have dreamed too many branching paths ahead of her, and all of them vanish into the mist of possibilities.”

Monday, May 22, 2023





Daniel Morgan's past returns to haunt him when a freshman girl shows up for class wearing his college sweetheart's face.


Lynette Tyler is determined not to face her past, even when she learns her daughter's favorite new teacher is the man she had forced out of her life when she got pregnant.


When Daniel learns that Kat is his daughter, he dares to ask God for the dream he had let go years before... to finally be a family. He pursues Lynette's love through tragedy and shame, learning to forgive each other and themselves. The biggest hurdle isn't whether Kat would forgive them when she finally finds out the truth, but whether Lynette can let go of the past long enough to let them have a future together.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Ye Olde Dragon's Library: Episode 21


The final episode.

At least, the final episode of LIARS' QUEST.

There's much more to come in the Ye Olde Dragon's Library podcast!

Ash finds new allies, and a friend who promises to teach her and prepare her for the blooming of her inborn magic. And more important, help her keep and protect the spirit ring, so he won't be taken away when she completes Justiciar Camwell's quest.

This is only the beginning of Ash's adventures.

Stay tuned for the start of a new story appearing in the podcast, PLANTWISE, a fairytale setting in a place I call Steward's World.



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