Lesfic Author List

The Top Lesfic Writers Alive (and Still Writing) Today

In mid-June of 2016, I thought it would be ‘fun’ to create a list of the top 50 living, writing authors of lesfic and share it. As I began to unearth names for the list – starting with the authors of titles I personally own in paperback or eBook form – it became apparent that there were far more than 50 I wanted to include…and far more than 100. The list crossed 100 active authors quickly and kept growing. The original list I posted contained 153 names of active authors plus a few that were brand new and a handful of notable ones that have passed on.

There are, of course, many, many more women (mostly) writing books for us, but here, for the first time anywhere that I could find, I’d created a comprehensive list to track over 250 of them down via their personal websites or, failing that (especially for the Yiva and Bella published authors) via Wikipedia and Goodreads. Once I publicized the existence of the list, it grew quickly as readers gave me the names of their favorites and the less shy among the author community came forward to toot their own horns. Along the way, I’ve found and added additional authors myself. The list now stands at 380 lesfic authors!

In the months since original publication, it’s become apparent that the list needed it’s own page here so it can be easily found. The link above brought you here. This link takes you to the original post as modified three times and recirculated.

The Lesfic Author List:

What follows below is the list as it stands as of this moment in time…nearing the 400 mark!

Please Note: This list is fluid. If a website is wrong or there’s an author you think should be here (yourself included) that isn’t, please let me know. Please feel free to share this list far and wide! 

Also: Many of these writers write lesbian romance novels primarily or only. In an ongoing effort, I’m working to note those who have lesfic novels in genres other than romance or mixed with romance, who may or may not also write romance only focused works. They’re noted after their entries as follows:

  • (A) Athletes/Sports
  • (AS) Armed Services/Military
  • (B) Bisexual
  • (C) Comics or Graphic Novels
  • (CH) Children’s
  • (D) Drama
  • (E) Erotica
  • (F) Fantasy
  • (HF) Historical Fiction
  • (H) Horror
  • (HU) Humor
  • (L) Literary Fiction
  • (M) Mystery & Suspense
  • (NA) New Adult
  • (P) Paranormal
  • (PT) Pirate
  • (R) Romance – Please note: It will be some time before all romance authors are duly noted as most of the authors below have written at least one romance work.
  • (RS) Romantic Suspense
  • (S) Sci-fi
  • (SP) Steampunk
  • (T) Thriller
  • (V) Vampire
  • (W) Witches
  • (WC) Women of Color
  • (YA) Young Adult
  • (Z) Zombie

ENJOY!

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 AuthorBook Categories
1Erica AbbottM, T
2AJ Adaire
3Pat Adams-Wright
4Mardi Alexander
5Robin Alexander
6Sunny Alexander
7Xenia AlexiouM, R
8Skye AllenYA
9Dorothy Allison
10Lynne AmesM, RS
11S.W. AndersenRS
12Elizabeth AndreE
13Eliza Andrews
14Mavis ApplewaterR
15Ann AptakerM, R
16Kiki Archer
17J.A. Armstrong
18Michelle ArnoldD, M, R
19Clare Ashton
20Victoria Avilan
21Kelli Jae BaeliE, M, T, W
22Karen D. BadgerP
23Darla BakerR
24Kim BaldwinM, T
25Roslyn Bane
26Jeanne Barrett Magil (aka Barrett)
27Solia Panche Bealti
28Elizabeth Bear
29Alison BechdelC
30Georgia BeersR
31Jove BelleR
32Kerry BelchambersRS
33Sharon Marie Bence
34Saxon BennettM
35G. Benson
36Renee Bess
37Serena J. BishopR
38Alexa BlackE, S
39Ronica BlackM
40Julie BlairE
41Lucy Jane Bledsoe
42Harper BlissR
43Althea BlueSP
44Cheyenne Blue
45Paige Braddock (aka Missouri Vaun)C, D
46R.E. BradshawM
47Bonnie Hoover BraendlinM
48Andrea Bramhall
49Melissa Brayden
50Fox BrisonR
51Gun Brooke
52Jane BrookeE, M
53AL BrooksE
54Maggie BrownM, P, T
55Rita Mae BrownL
56Lila BruceRS
57Kris Bryant
58Liz BuggM
59Beth Burnett
60Nat Burns
61C.D. Cain
62Jackie CalhounD
63A.D. Campbell
64Geonn CannonD, F, M, S, T
65Julie Cannon
66Amalie Cantor
67C.L. Cattano
68Sydney Canyon
69Jacqueline CareyF
70Suzie Carr
71Dawn CarterF, M, R, RS, V
72MB CaschettaL
73Marie Castle
74Gaelle Cathy
75Jessie ChandlerM, T
76Sharon Cho
77Kate ChristieNA
78Barbara Clanton
79Baxter ClareM
80B.L. Clark
81V. (Vicki) CliffordB
82E.J. CochraneM
83R.E. ConaryM
84Blayne CooperM, YA
85Chris ConvissorD
86Ivan Coyote
87Zoraida CordovaB, F
88Delores CremmM, P, T
89Maggie CummingsD
90Cheyne Curry
91Jackie DRS
92Lea Daley
93Leslie DavisRS
94May DawneyF, S
95Ellen Dean
96 Ellen DeGeneresHU
97Stefani DeoulM, YA
98Jane Dilucchio
99Sandra de HelenM, T
100Sophia DeLuna
101Fletcher DelanceyS
102Trin DeniseR
103Barbara Dennis
104Lucy di LeggeM, T
105Jane DiLucchioM, T
106Diane DiMassaC
107Kelli dohertyS
108M.J. DohertyM
109Emma Donoghue/R
110JM Dragon
111Moondancer DrakeH, P
112KB Draper
113A.L. Duncan
114Helen Dunn
115Nann Dunne
116Erin Dutton
117RG EmanuelleR
118Kelley Eskridge
119Bridget Essex
120Sarah Ettritch
121Camryn Eyde
122C.A. FarlowF, S
123Makenzi FiskM, P
124Lula FlannM
125Judy Folger
126Donna K. Ford
127Michael Thomas FordF
128Katherine V. ForrestM
129Jenny FrameP
130Jesse (JS) Frankel
131Eden S. FrenchS
132Sophia French
133Penelope FridayHF
134Catherine FriendRS
135C.F. Frizzell
136Anna Furtado
137Lisa Marie GabrielB, H, HF, P, R, V
138Lynn GalliB, F
139Layce GardnerM, Z
140Lyn Gardner
141S. Anne Gardner
142Riley Adair Garrett
143Kate Genet (Lily Hammond)P
144Nico J. GenesR
145Pauline George
146Sydney GibsonR, RS, S
147JD Glass
148Shira GlassmanF, S
149Melissa GoodM, R
150Rachel GoldYA
151Jewelle Gomez
152Ana B GoodD
153Melissa Grace
154Roselle Graskey
155Kimberly Cooper GriffinRS
156Nicola GriffithM, S
157Mary GriggsF, S
158Michelle GrubbRS
159Agnes H. Hagadus
160Anne HaganAS, M, R, RS
161Sophi Kell Hagin
162Lilly Hammond (Kate Genet)
163Mari HannahM
164S.M. HardingRS
165Becky HarmonRS
166Shannon M. HarrisF, S
167CL Hart
168T.L. HartM, P
169Ellen HartM
170Cheryl HeadM
171Nancy Anne HealyRS, T
172 Fran Heckrotte
173Yvonne Heidt
174Natasja HellenthalF, S
175Clifford Henderson
176Dotti Henderson
177Patty Henderson
178Claire Highton-StevensonR
179Gerri HillF, M, R, S
180E.M. Hodge
181Jeanine Hoffman
182Alison Naomi Holt
183Lorraine HowellH
184Wendy HudsonRS
185Cari Hunter
186Isabella
187Sy IthaF
188Jae
189Amber JacobsE
190Bev JafekD
191Taylor JamesM, D
192Donna JayE
193Heather Rose JonesF, S
194Jennifer L. JordanM
195EA KafkalasM
196Karin KallmakerS
197Louisa KelleyF, P
198Jody KlaireF
199J.E. Knowles
200Stephanie E. KusiakF, P
201Lori Lake
202Catherine Lane
203K.E. Lane
204Riley LaShea
205Erica Lawson
206Lez Lee
207Shiralyn J. LeePT, R, RS
208Valerie Lee
209P.V. LeForgeL, M
210D. Jackson LeighF, RS
211Jeannie Levig
212Jenifer Levin
213D.K. Linda
214Malinda LoF, YA
215M. E. LoganS
216Natalie LondonM, RS
217Renee J. LukasHU, YA
218Clare Lydon
219Lee LynchD, M
220K.G. MacGregor
221Renee MacKenzieRS
222Lise MacTagueF, S
223Lucy J. Madison
224Rae D. MagdonF, M, S, T
225Rachel MaldonadoM, NA, R
226Catherine MaiorisiM
227Jackie Manthorne
228Diane Marina
229Laurie J. MarksF
230T.B. Markinson
231Andi MarquetteM
232Michelle Marra
233Dannie Marsden
234Marianne K. Martin
235Paula Martinac
236Pamela Mauldin
237Robbi McCoy
238Val McDermidM
239M.K. McGowanH, P
240A.M. McKnightM, WC
241Kate McLachlanF, M
242B.E. McLaughlinM, P
243Ann McMan
244Liz McMullen
245Claire McNabM
246Heather McVeaF, P
247Susan X Meagher
248K'anne MeinelM, R, RS
249JP Mercer
250Ronni Meyrick
251Laydin MichaelsRS, T
252Penny MickelburyM, WC
253Hope MilamR
254BL Miller
255J. Willis MitchellD
256Rogena Mitchell-Jones
257Colette Moody
258KA MollRS
259Iza MoreauM
260Jaycie Morrison
261Graysen Morgen
262Annette Mori
263CJ MurphyR
264Charlene Neil
265Leslea NewmanCH, YA
266Emma NicholsR
267Nik Nicholson
268Baren Nix
269RJ Nolan
270Linda North
271T. Novan
272E.J. NoyesAS, R
273Emily O'BeirneYA
274Meghan O'Brien
275Erin O'Reilly
276OceanR, M
277C.K. Oliver
278Michelle OsgoodP, YA
279Alyssa Linn Palmer
280Syd Parker
281Elizabeth ParmerE, RS
282Chris PaynterSP
283Kayt Peck
284Cathy PegauS
285Caren PenlandE, RS
286Lydia PerovicD, L
287Julie Anne Peters
288VK PowellRS
289Bev Prescott
290Kim Pritekel
291A J QuinnT
292Ashley Quinn
293Radclyffe (aka L.L. Rand)M, P, RS
294A.E. Radley
295Adan RamieH
296J.M. RedmannM
297D. Jordan RedhawkS
298Venus ReisingM, T
299Aurora Rey
300RhavensyreR, Z
301Juliann RichF, SP, YA
302Tracey RichardsonM
303Taylor Rickard
304Fiona RileyR
305Blythe Rippon
306GL RobertsF, YA
307Del Robertson
308Julia Diana RobertsonF, P, YA
309Pol Robinson
310Crystal RomeroZ
311Robin Roseau (Joseph P. Larson)E, F, H, P, PT, S, V, W
312Carol Rosenfeld
313Nita (Encarnita) RoundE, F
314EJ Runyon
315Laurie SalzlerYA
316R.J. Samuel
317Ronni SanloHF, YA
318Justine Saracen
319Shamim Sarif
320Lacey Schmidt
321Patty Schramm
322Erik SchubachAS, B, C, F, H, NA, P, R, S, SP, W, YA, Z
323Sandra ScoppettoneM
324Genta SebastainYA
325Medeia SharifP, YA
326Kaden ShayF, S
327Djuna Shellam
328Kory M. Shrum
329Linda Kay Silva
330Jen Silver
331Ericka K. F. Simpson
332Elizabeth SimsM
333Jennis SlaughterRS
334Adrian J. SmithF, M, P
335L.T. SmithH, P
336Marian Snowe
337Alison R. SolomonM, T
338Rachel Spangler
339Pat SpearsD, L
340Raven J. Spencer
341Ali SpoonerH, P
342Nell Stark
343Jean StewartS
344Holly Stratimore
345Cade Haddock Strong
346Rebecca Sullivan
347Kate Sweeney
348Carsen TaiteRS
349Michelle L. TeichmanRS, YA
350Keira Michelle Telford
351S.Y. ThompsonF, S, S
352T.T. Thomas
353M.E. TudorM
354M. Ulrich
355Ali ValiM, RS
356Jody ValleyM, T
357Vanda
358Elle Vaughn
359Missouri Vaun (Paige Braddock)M, S, S
360Laine Villeneuve
361Anastasia Vitsky
362Aya WalkSfarD, M, T, YA
363Karis Walsh
364Yudron WangmoYA
365http:/Libby Ware
366Elizabeth Watasin
367Sarah Waters
368Dillon WatsonM
369Julia WattsYA
370Rebekah Weatherspoon
371Holly Anne Weaver
372Jessica L. WebbM, T
373Tara WentzRS
374Caren WerlingerF, S, YA
375Gabriella West
376Alex WestmoreM, P, PT, Z
377Kenna White
378Barbara Treat WilliamsM, P, T, YA
379Karen F. WilliamsP
380KD WilliamsonRS
381MJ WilliamzE
382B.L. Wilson
383Catherine M. Wilson
384Rachel Windsor
385Barbara WinkesR
386Lee WinterM, R
387Jade Winters
388Jeanette Winterson
389Barbara Ann WrightF, S
390Sheri Lewis WohlT, V
391Sheryl WrightF, S
392Kieran York
393Fiona ZeddeRS
394Kristen Zimmer

R.I.P.

I have to mention these writers because the body of work they’ve contributed to lesbian fiction is…well, there are no words. Each is an icon with important works (often fiction and non-fiction) going back generations.

Nene Adams – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/534390.Nene_Adams

Tee Corinne – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/29674.Tee_A_Corinne

Cate Culpepper – http://klancy7.wix.com/cateculpepper

Leslie Feinberg – http://www.transgenderwarrior.org/books.html

Radclyffe Hall – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/74248.Radclyffe_Hall

Patricia Highsmith – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7622.Patricia_Highsmith

Isabelle Miller (the pen name of Alma Routsong) – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17491.Isabel_Miller

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Moran – www.SandraMoran.com

Jane Rule – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/67406.Jane_Rule

Gertrude Stein – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9325.Gertrude_Stein

Virginia Woolf – Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6765.Virginia_Woolf