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  • Fools Rush In
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  • Dead Ends
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  • No Small Deceit
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  • Introvert (The)
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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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  • Dead Ends
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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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  • A Question of Faith
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  • Double Dare
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  • Naked Nymph in the Dark Flickers (The)
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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

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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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

Before Black Opal Books, I was so lost..

After I wrote my first book, Rescued from the Dark, I was lost on what my next step should be. I thought I had an amazing story because my family and friends told me so. I took the advice of a friend and found some publishers, just knowing I had the next best seller. After submitting to Black Opal Books, the first time, I received an e-mail. It was a rejection, but a nice one. It explained that I had a good story line but I needed to take some workshops to improve my writing skills, which would improve my book. I soon realized that I wrote a story without knowing how to write so I took her advice. I took some workshops and my story is so much better because of a very informative, instructive rejection letter. Something that you don’t get from many publishers. Black Opal books took a chance on a newbie who had no idea what she was doing but because of some kind words, and encouragement my first book was released February 16, 2013. And I owe it all to an amazing editor named Lauri Wellington and Black Opal Books.

-Lynda Kaye Frazier

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 are Great!!

What I like about Black Opal Books is the natural way you communicate. Mostly your replies are quick when we have questions. To work with the editing department is so easy. My explanations about my writing (or questions about it) is taken without fuss (as I have sometimes experienced differently). My ideas about book covers are worked out beautifully. What can I say?
Two thumbs up!


Warm and Friendly to Work with

Whether you're a first time or seasoned author, Black Opal Books offers a warm, friendly (hey, how many publishers can say that?) safe and professional environment in which to produce and develop your work. Black Opal published my first book, RAVING VIOLET, and I have given them my second, MEMORIES, DREAMS & DEFLECTIONS.

Not only is it a heavenly experience to be published, but to know that you are "amongst friends" (both the staff, and fellow authors) is a unique bonus. Black Opal continues to grow, and so does its authors. We are a community, and a very supportive one at that. As the publishing world evolves in light speed fashion, it's nice to know that Black Opal offers a home for writers in this brave new world.

-Valerie Gilbert