Are you are a member of Savvy Authors? April and August are the pitch months, and I’ve volunteered to help my fellow authors find agents and editors. It’s going to be an exciting month.


Lauri Wellington, Black Opal Books

 April 24th for a one day Blog

The genre or a blurb of what you’re looking for? We are looking for all genres, especially erotic, romance, but we take all genres with the exception of poetry and children’s books.

How you want to see the pitch? Three line or slightly longer pitches are best for us

Bio of Black Opal Books:

Black Opal Books is a boutique small press, dedicated to producing quality books for readers and helping both experienced and debut authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told. We are dedicated to producing well-written, properly-edited books and to providing both experienced and debut authors an outlet for their works they might not otherwise have.

We publish in both ebook and print formats and are committed to returning more of the profits to our authors. Currently, we handle all genres of romance, as well as women’s fiction, chick lit, mysteries, thrillers, YA, erotic romance, and limited non-fiction. BLACK OPAL BOOKS is dedicated to publishing well-written, properly-edited books, and to helping authors find a home for those stories that just have to be told.

Based in the Pacific Northwest, BLACK OPAL BOOKS was founded by people who thought the publishing industry could do more for both readers and authors. So they formed BLACK OPAL BOOKS and gave it a two-fold mission: produce high-quality, well-edited books for readers, while helping authors achieve their dreams, as well as a higher percentage of royalties.

Bio of Lauri Wellington:

Bio: Lauri Wellington has been a professional editor for over ten years, first as a freelance editor then as a non-fiction, technical writing editor and now as an acquiring editor for Black Opal Books. She has a BA in special education and taught disabled as well as gifted children for a number of years before switching to a less-stressful career. She loves working with authors, especially with new authors because they are so willing to learn. She’s a single mother of four pre-teen children. When not working or tending her children, she takes night classes at the local community college, working toward her master’s in education.