Jodi Zeramby (pen name Jazzy Mitchell) stepped into the role of Publisher of Launch Point Press (LPP) in January 2023. In many ways, each skill Jodi has mastered has contributed toward becoming a publisher. She graduated from Boston University, earning two degrees—English and Education—simultaneously with honors. While teaching high school English, Jodi attended Suffolk University Law School at night and worked at a law firm. After moving to Arizona, she taught real estate law to real estate professionals for years and during this time became a published author.
Since then she has interviewed authors across the lesfic community and championed writers to support and lift up others. She is currently the executive board vice president for OPUS Literary Alliance, a non-profit organization which focuses on advancing literary and educational opportunities for members, preserve their legacies, and to celebrate, promote, and support lesbian, women loving women, and sapphic literature.
Launch Point Press (LPP) produces books by, for, and about lesbian issues, culture, and circumstances. Jodi is excited to advocate, support, and attract talented writers who seek to publish stories that expand their readers’ perspectives.
LPP is dedicated to publishing high-quality fiction books that center on the experiences of lesbian characters. Our mission is to elevate lesbian voices and stories and provide representation for the LGBTQ+ community in the publishing industry. We believe that everyone deserves to see themselves reflected in the books they read, and that is why we strive to create inclusive and diverse stories that resonate with our readers. Our books cover a range of genres, including romance, mystery, thriller, historical fiction, and more. We work with both established and emerging writers who share our passion for telling compelling stories that feature lesbian protagonists.
At LPP, we believe in building long-lasting relationships with our authors and readers.
LPP’s foundation was created by Lori L. Lake in 2014. She “passed the baton” of stewardship to Jodi and Peggy Zeramby in 2023.
Thank you for visiting our About Us page. We hope you will join us on our journey to promote diversity and representation in the publishing industry.
Desert Palm Press is our official “sister” press. We collaborate, cooperate, and assist one another in this crazy world of independent small press publishing.
Desert Palm Press is run by Lee Fitzsimmons, a woman who opened shop in 2014 to aid her friends with publishing their lesbian-themed stories. Lee gave Jodi Zeramby her chance to become a published author in 2015. In fact, under Jodi’s pen name, Jazzy Mitchell, DPP published five of her books and a short story that was contributed to a DPP-produced anthology.
As sister presses, LPP and DPP are a tremendous resource for one another. Watch for their collaboration of livestream events and more!