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 four years. In 2004, Kelly helped create Bywater Books, and it marks her continuing commitment to excellence in every area of the publishing business. A hands-on editor, she enjoys working personally with each aspect of the process, from the author’s original manuscript to the printer’s final product.

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