Salem West

Salem West is the publisher of Bywater Books. She brings a strong background in business management, and longstanding engagement with the LGBT community. In recent years, she has become known as the voice of The Rainbow Reader, a highly successful review blog that...

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith is the editor-in-chief of Bywater Books, a role that marks the culmination of many years in the book business. In 1992, she co-founded A Woman’s Prerogative, a lesbian bookstore in Detroit. Seven years later, she founded Bella Books and worked there for...
Marianne K. Martin

Marianne K. Martin

Marianne K. Martin is one of the best-selling lesbian romance authors in the history of the genre, and her books have gained a wide international readership. She is the author of ten novels. Her highly successful novels include the Lambda Literary Award finalists...