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Featured Author: Daniel J. Barrett

Daniel J. Barrett

Daniel J. Barrett was born in Rutland, Vermont and has lived his entire life in Troy, New York, ten miles north of Albany. He is a graduate of both Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. with a BS in Finance, and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y, with an MBA in Management. He has had a varied career, first as a commercial banker, then as the chief accountant and manager of financial and strategic planning for a large division of a major international corporation. He has extensive international experience, traveling worldwide.

Barrett has also served as the first executive director for economic development for a county in New York State, and as the first lay director for a Catholic shrine in Massachusetts. For the last twenty years, he has served as a financial, strategic planning, and educational consultant to corporations, non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies.  READ MORE

Published Books
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  • Can't Sing or Dance
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  • Taking Care of Your Own
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From Our Editor

We are extremely proud of all our authors, many of whom have consistently won awards for their writing. At this time, I would like to acknowledge several whose books recently won awards in national competitions.

First is Alison McMahan. Her book, The Saffron Crocus, a young adult/new adult historical mystery/romance, won first place in the YA/NA category of the Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. The Saffron Crocus also won 4th place in the Best Book of the Year category in the same contest, competing against over 350 other books.

The second is Jennifer Gibson. Her book, Destiny, a young adult/new adult story of a hearing-impaired young woman, won an award for excellence from the New Apple Book Awards. Gibson is also the recipient of the HearStrong Ambassador Award from the HearStrong Foundation in Syracuse, New York.

The third is Mark S. Bacon. His book, Death in Nostalgia City, a contemporary mystery/thriller, won an honorable mention in the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival.

Fourth is SJ Francis who won an honorable mention in the 2015 Authordb Book Cover Contest for the cover he designed for Shattered Lies. Shattered Lies was also chosen as the General Fiction Official Selection for the 2015 New Apple Book Awards. Shattered Lies also was a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Congratulations, everyone. Well done.

Check out our selection of large print books. We are gradually putting our more popular books into large print paperback for easy reading. For our readers with vision problems or for those of you who just prefer 16 pt. print, please check our catalog for our large print paperback versions. We have some great new stories coming our this year by some fabulous new authors, so please keep checking back to see our new releases.

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.


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

-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!

-Gisela


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