Cindy is a dynamic force in publishing and highly supportive of writers and authors. I had the pleasure of writing briefly for Opal Magazine and look forward to future collaborations.

– Wanda St. Hilaire is an author, freelance/writer/ story-teller/ blogger

BORIS GLIKMAN, Independent Writing and Editing Professional

I have worked with Cindy DeJager for a number of years now, submitting my stories, poems and articles to her Opal Magazine and Opal Publishing website. I have enjoyed being a part of her publications, and of having a professional relationship with her. I am always impressed by how much she manages to accomplish on her own, and the meticulous attention that she gives to all aspects of magazine production. She has been very supportive of my creative endeavours, and I am very grateful for the opportunities that she has given me to share my writings with the online world. I look forward to my continuing association with her and her publications.

JEAN LEGGETT, Games and Edtech CEO, Coach, Keynote Speaker

Cindy DeJager is a detail-oriented and driven storyteller who loves to empower others through the work she does. I met Cindy through her work on Opal Magazine – she profiled our company twice, having conducted thorough and professional interviews of our projects. Having worked with journalists and editors of dozens of publications in the last 5 years, Cindy impressed me with her care for the details that matter. She’s knowledgeable, approachable, and determined to make everyone look good.

JENNY HOOPS, Audio Book Producer

Cindy DeJager is a powerful force in publishing world! Opal Magazine (both the print and the online community) is a remarkable resource for writers, publishers and allied professionals. As an audiobook production house, my business relies on connecting with indie writers and publishers. Cindy’s Opal Publishing is one of those rare spaces where professionals can get together to share information, creative efforts and news in a safe, respectful way. I highly recommend Cindy DeJager and Opal Publishing!


Cindy DeJager is a high functioning professional who has incredible influence in both the publishing and media world. Her magazine, Opal was an incredible forum for my clients and every one of them benefited from her efforts! I highly recommend any author or media influencer to collaborate with Cindy, it is an fabulous experience!

~Mickey Mikkelson, Publicist

M.J. PRESTON, Author

I wanted to take a minute to tell everybody about a great online magazine not only for writers, but for readers as well. Here you get a potpourri of inside information for writers, and a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction writing.

I have had two pieces published in this magazine, and there is so much great information available to check out.

This is such a great little magazine with so much to offer.

~ MJ Preston is a Writer of horror, science fiction, and crime thrillers.


Cindy gave me my first big PR with a cover of Opal magazine when I published my first book, The Fountain, back in 2016 and I’ll be forever grateful. Now, I’m lucky enough to be doing all things writing full-time and I’m thrilled that Cindy and Opal are stronger than ever. Opal takes pride in paying its writers for content. Opal lifts writers’ voices so that they can be heard. And Opal provides amazing perspective and content on the changing publishing industry. I can’t wait to see what Cindy and this next iteration of Opal do next.

LIBERTY FORREST, Success Mindset | Create Your Dream Life

Cindy DeJager is highly skilled at anything she puts her hand to doing. As the owner, editor and creator of Opal Magazine, she is a force to be reckoned with! She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in various aspects of the writing and publishing world and her magazine is nothing short of a work of art. Covering a wide variety of topics that help indie authors and publishers, she is a fantastic source of information and support. Her magazine is also filled with excellent articles, short stories and more to inspire and entertain. I recommend her and Opal Magazine highly!