Our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Bywater Books is 10 years old! As part of the celebrations, we will be publishing Tangled Roots this fall. It’s the new book from Marianne K. Martin, and is also a prequel to the very first title we released ten years ago: Under The Witness Tree. Common Language...

Foreword celebrates Tangled Roots

Marianne K. Martin’s new novel Tangled Roots has picked up a great review before it has even been published. For Foreword Magazine, Julia Ann Charpentier embraces “a touching story of abiding loyalty”. Anna is the daughter of a white landowners, and Nessie the...

Lesfic Unbound reviews Jill Malone

For Lesfic Unbound, Lynne Pierce recently reviewed Giraffe People, the third novel by Jill Malone. Here’s what she said: “Jill Malone is an award-winning author for her previous books, but Giraffe People is probably more readable by the general public. This is likely...

Hilary Sloin is OUTSpoken

OUTSpoken is a project that was originally named “OUTLoud: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers.” Launched in 2013 through Kickstarter, it has the simple but important purpose of “telling our stories” and “saving our history.” Hilary Sloin, the winner of the 2014 Barbara...

Mari SanGiovanni

In an interview with the writer A J Adaire, Mari SanGiovanni explains how she began writing — “I wanted to read something like Rubyfruit Jungle only for a big, fat, loud Italian family, only with some lesbos sprinkled in to complicate matters.” Admits that “tons of...
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