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