Author Marianne K. Martin with her Father, Dawson
Marianne published her first book, Legacy of Love, with Naiad Press and can still vividly remember her first phone call from Barbara Grier. She went on to publish three more novels with Naiad before moving to Bella Books and publishing her first Lambda Literary Award finalist, Mirrors. In 2004, she helped found Bywater Books and has now published three books there.
Before becoming a best-selling author, Martin spent 25 years teaching school
and coaching in Michigan. Yes, she was a gym teacher. She was a founder
of the Michigan Women's Major Fastpitch Association and its president
for ten years and in 1973 she won a precedent-setting case in a
Michigan court establishing equal pay for women coaches.
After taking early retirement, she worked as a photo-journalist and concentrated on building a house with her father. In her spare time, Marianne started to write. Now, eight books later, she splits her time between her publishing responsibilities as a co-owner of Bywater Books and her writing. Her other interests include building and remodeling, landscaping, art, and reading. She loves Dancing with the Stars and Whoopie Goldberg.
All the novels by Marianne K. Martin are now available from Bywater Books. The rights to Marianne's last remaining Bella titles have been obtained by Bywater Books and now all of her books are in one place.
For those of you who may have missed one, Marianne has written nine novels: Legacy of Love, Love in the Balance, Never Ending, Dawn of the Dance, Dance in the Key of Love, and three Lambda Literary Award finalists, Mirrors, Under the Witness Tree, For Now, For Always, and Inelible Heart
The author would like to encourage her readers, whenever possible, to purchase her books from local independent bookstores. They have carried gay, lesbian, and feminist books long before the big chain stores found it politically (and monetarily) correct to do so. Giving your business to the independent bookstores will ensure that they will still be there after the mega-stores no longer find selling our books fashionable.
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