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Thank you for your patience. We have now completed the restoration of the website.  We know that there are still some problems and we are working on those. One of the problems we still have to solve is the registration and login component, The old registration component was causing too many problems so we are replacing it. We hope to have this accomplished by the end of the day on Friday, October 21, 2016.

  • Closing the Store
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  • Pot O'Gold Murder (The)
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  • Fools Rush In
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  • Never Say Never
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  • Faux Fatality
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  • Dying Hour (The)
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  • Deadly Assignment
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  • Closing the Store
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  • Pot O'Gold Murder (The)
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  • Fools Rush In
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  • No Good Deed Left Undone
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  • Sand Dweller (The)
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  • Moonspell
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  • Till Murder Do Us Part
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  • Deadly Legacy
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  • Uncle Allen's Tales
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  • Alien Mine
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  • Portal (The)
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  • Lifting the Veil
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  • Alien Under Cover
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  • Chancing Faith
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  • Black Ops Chronicles: Dead Run
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Featured Author: Julia Joseph

Julia Joseph taught Theatre for nine years in Texas middle and high schools, where she wrote and produced three original plays for her students. In 2011, Joseph left teaching to devote all of her energy to her own children and to writing a novel. She earned her B. A. in English Literature and Language with a focus in Drama from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph spends most of her free time reading, writing, and chauffeuring her kids between activities. She lives happily with her husband and two children wherever the Army happens to station them.

Published Books
  • Things That Go Bump for the Holidays
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  • Broken (The)
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I fell very blessed

I feel very blessed and honored that Black Opal Books chose to publish my book! I had so many questions and was so naïve about everything. BOB's staff is extremely kind, helpful, and understanding. They never make me feel that my questions are stupid and they always take the time to work with me. The feedback I received from the editors was invaluable and very much appreciated! Jack had the patience of Job when he worked with me on my book cover. I couldn't be happier and I hope our relationship lasts a long time!

-Debbie Lee

A Truly wonderful experience.

My experience with Black Opal Books has been wonderful. As a debut Author, I was nervous as to how the process would work. It was fascinating to see, from the inside, how it happened. My editors were very encouraging and responsive. I have already encouraged others writers to submit their work to them.

Thanks, Black Opal Books! Love you all.

-Carl M. Coger, Sr.

Black Opal is a friendly company

Black Opal is writer-friendly. How many presses would allow you to withdraw your title after two years after they did everything they could to make it sell? I won't be withdrawing though. I plan to keep my book with Black Opal because they continue to work for me.

Lauri is one of the best editors I've ever had, and the editing process at BOB is identical to the process at much larger publishers who have published my thrillers. Lauri made my book better, and she explained the changes to me every step of the way.

-Bonnie Hearn Hill

I am so grateful!

I am so grateful to be an author with Black Opal Books and am pleased to write this testimonial. I am treated professionally, but like a friend. When I ask questions, I’m given even more helpful information than I expected. Lauri, the acquisitions editor, my book editors, and cover designer have been tremendously kind and patient. I’m happy with my entire experience at Black Opal Books and appreciate their trust in me and my writing craft.
Most sincerely, Carole


You guys go out of your way to help!!

The first books I contracted to Black Opal Books were written with a co-writer, and we were in the process of separating our relationship in order to pursue solo careers. As a result, our contracts presented unique and more complicated arrangements to ensure all parties’ rights and wishes were respected. Representatives for this publisher conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism at all times and the publishing process was smooth and rapid from contract to publication.

I find the royalty percentages are better than most small press publishers provide and sales on my two current releases have exceeded my expectations. I can endorse this publisher and because I like working with this group, I am now in the process of contracting for publication of another book, this time under my real name.

-Bobbye Terry