Marianne K. Martin

MKM SmallMarianne 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 Tangled RootsUnder the Witness Tree, Mirrors, and For Now, For Always. In 2012, she was honored with the Trailblazer Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society and in 2013 she was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame.

Marianne is also one of the founding partners of Bywater Books. Her responsibilities include managing general operations, as well as the Bywater Prize for Fiction, and working with Bywater’s new writers.

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  1. GUEST BLOG! MARIANNE K. MARTIN!!! « Women and Words - October 22, 2010

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  2. Finding Voice by Marianne K. Martin | Women and Words - March 29, 2013

    […] Want to hang out with Marianne online? Go to her website HERE. Or find her on facebook HERE. Or check out Bywater Books HERE. Incidentally, that’s also where you can buy her books. HERE. […]

  3. DAY 7 of the 12-Day Holiday Hootenanny, 2013! | Women and Words - December 18, 2013

    […] Balance? Or any of the other moving and soul-searching romances that only Marianne can write? Hit this link to pick either a print or […]

  4. Sandra Moran – My Contribution to the 2014 Meet My Character Blog Tour - July 7, 2014

    […] So, with that snapshot of Sarah Sheppard and her role in changing the face of religious belief, I now pass the blog gauntlet to a woman I hold in very high esteem and who has a new novel coming out in October. I’m referring, of course, to the very talented Ms. Marianne K. Martin. Her upcoming novel, Tangled Roots,  is the compelling prequel to Under the Witness Tree. You can check out her work here: http://www.bywaterbooks.com/martin. […]

  5. Hootenanny 2014 – Day 12 | Women and Words - December 23, 2014

    […] MARIANNE MARTIN Marianne is a quiet but tireless pioneer. One of the best-selling lesbian authors in the country, Marianne realized her identity early, but in the 1950s and 60s, it was even less of an option to live openly. When she started teaching, she had to ensure she remained closeted, so writing lesbian fiction became a balm for her soul. She published with the legendary Naiad Press, one of the first publishing companies devoted to lesbian/feminist literature. When it closed, it was the largest and best-known in the world. In 2004, Marianne co-founded Bywater Books, where she manages general operations (which includes marketing, sales, and business communications). Bywater also launched the Bywater Prize for Fiction, an annual writing contest looking for well-crafted stories about and for lesbians. She is a GCLS Trailblazer award winner and a three-time Lambda finalist. […]

  6. A New Book and A New Home « Wonder Boi Writes - September 8, 2015

    […] writing, and for the larger lesfic community. Bywater has published everyone from trailblazers like Marianne K. Martin and Katherine V. Forrest to bold new voices like Carol Rosenfeld and Wynn Malone.  They published […]

  7. Hootenanny 2015 – Day 1 | Women and Words - December 12, 2015

    […] MARIANNE K. MARTIN Marianne, one of the most grounded trailblazers among us, will be with us throughout the Hootenanny this year, offering books hither and yon. Winner’s choice of any of her books, EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). Will it be her Lambda finalist titles, Tangled Roots, about the struggles of two women in 1916 Georgia or perhaps Under the Witness Tree, in which a woman goes South to settle an estate and finds something else entirely or maybe Mirrors, which addresses anti-LGBT bullying. Whatever your choice, you won’t go wrong with Marianne. Click HERE for a list of all her books. […]

  8. Hootenanny 2015 – Day 3 | Women and Words - December 14, 2015

    […] MARIANNE K. MARTIN TWO WINNERS ALERT! Marianne, one of the most grounded trailblazers among us, is back with MOAR BOOKS. Winner’s choice of any of her books, EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). Will it be her Lambda finalist titles, Tangled Roots, about the struggles of two women in 1916 Georgia or perhaps Under the Witness Tree, in which a woman goes South to settle an estate and finds something else entirely or maybe Mirrors, which addresses anti-LGBT bullying. Whatever your choice, you won’t go wrong with Marianne. Click HERE for a list of all her books. […]

  9. Hootenanny 2015 — Day 5 | Women and Words - December 16, 2015

    […] MARIANNE K. MARTIN Marianne, one of the most grounded trailblazers among us, will be with us throughout the Hootenanny this year, offering books hither and yon. Winner’s choice of any of her books, EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). Will it be her Lambda finalist titles, Tangled Roots, about the struggles of two women in 1916 Georgia or perhaps Under the Witness Tree, in which a woman goes South to settle an estate and finds something else entirely or maybe Mirrors, which addresses anti-LGBT bullying. Whatever your choice, you won’t go wrong with Marianne. Click HERE for a list of all her books. […]

  10. Hootenanny 2015 — Day 7 | Women and Words - December 18, 2015

    […] MARIANNE K. MARTIN TWO WINNERS ALERT! Marianne, one of the most grounded trailblazers among us, will be with us throughout the Hootenanny this year, offering books hither and yon. Winners’ choice of any of her books, EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). Will it be her Lambda finalist titles, Tangled Roots, about the struggles of two women in 1916 Georgia or perhaps Under the Witness Tree, in which a woman goes South to settle an estate and finds something else entirely or maybe Mirrors, which addresses anti-LGBT bullying. Whatever your choice, you won’t go wrong with Marianne. Click HERE for a list of all her books. […]

  11. Hootenanny 2015 — Day 9 | Women and Words - December 20, 2015

    […] MARIANNE K. MARTIN TWO WINNERS ALERT! Marianne, one of the most grounded trailblazers among us. Winners’ choice of any of her books, EBOOK or PAPERBACK (US only for paperback). Will it be her Lambda finalist titles, Tangled Roots, about the struggles of two women in 1916 Georgia or perhaps Under the Witness Tree, in which a woman goes South to settle an estate and finds something else entirely or maybe Mirrors, which addresses anti-LGBT bullying. Whatever your choice, you won’t go wrong with Marianne. Click HERE for a list of all her books. […]

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