Salem West 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┬áThe Rainbow Reader, a highly successful | More

Kelly Smith Kelly Smith  

Kelly Smith is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Bywater Books, roles that mark the culmination of many years in the book business.  More

Marianne K. Martin Marianne K. Martin  

Marianne K. Martin is one of the best-selling lesbian romance authors in the country. She has been honored with the Trailblazer Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society and was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame.  More

Val McDermid Val McDermid  

Val McDermid is a bestselling writer whose novels have been translated into over 40 languages. Her many awards include the Diamond Dagger, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Stonewall Award.  More