About Oliver Heber Books & Gnarly Wool Publishing

by | Jul 10, 2019

We are a small press bound by the belief that every voice matters and that only by elevating authors can their voices remain strong and vibrant.

Founded by veteran author Tanya Anne Crosby, Oliver Heber Books seeks to provide a tailored, elevated publishing experience, which draws together Crosby’s valuable traditional publishing history combined with New-World Indie know-how—because every author’s needs are profoundly different.

Oliver Heber Books has been in the e-book and print business since 2011, but Crosby herself has been a published author and leader in the industry since 1992. Her commitment to her fellow authors is evidenced by OHB’s powerhouse list of celebrated authors writing in genres across the spectrum.

“I wanted to create the publishing experience I always wished I had,” says Crosby, of OHB. “Combining the best of both worlds.” 

“OHB is a full-service publisher, but our authors are our partners,” says Crosby. 

Oliver Heber Books’ publishing model, unique to the industry, supports an author’s full list, and empowers the author with choices, meanwhile assuming the burden of marketing and advertising costs, as well as editorial support. Because the services provided are so intensive, submissions are only accepted on a case by case basis, and for authors and books that fit our submissions criteria.


We are not currently accepting submissions, though this may change as circumstances allow. OHB specializes in women’s fiction, romance, fantasy, historical mysteries, cozy mysteries, and suspense. Own Voices authors are encouraged to inquire.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Inspirational/Christian Romance, Children’s Books, Poetry, Biography/Autobiography, Comic, Manga, Cookbooks, DIY, or Self-Help.

“I am thrilled and deeply grateful to be an author in the Oliver-Heber stable, and since signing with them earlier this year, have watched my sales go from dull to dynamite in the space of a few short months. Integrity, marketing savvy, drive and determination are hallmarks of Oliver-Heber, and I look forward to a long and lucrative relationship with this exciting publishing house!”

Danelle Harmon

We are

  • A Full-Service Publishing Partner. We pay for professional editing, cover design, formatting, and marketing support.
  • Selective. We do not accept all submissions and prefer to work with more established authors.
  • Author-Friendly. It’s our mission to be the ultimate publishing experience and advocate for our author partners.
  • Inclusive. We actively pursue diversity. BIPOC and LGBTQIA authors are encouraged to submit.

We are not

  • A Publishing Collective. We only accept submissions that fit our quality standards and imprint requirements.
  • A Vanity Press. We pay our authors, not the other way around. We require only quality writing and marketable books.
  • A Volunteer Operation. We hire professionals to edit, format, publish, and market your manuscript in the most successful way possible.