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 400+ 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.

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
  • (AA) Action/Adventure
  • (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, R, WC
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
26Lou J. BardR
27J. Barrett Magill (aka Barrett)HU, R
28Solia Panche Bealti
29Elizabeth Bear
30Alison BechdelC
31Georgia BeersR
32Lynette BeersR
33Jove BelleR
34Kerry BelchambersRS
35Sharon Marie Bence
36Dorothy Rice BennettNA, R
37Saxon BennettM
38G. Benson
39Renee Bess
40Hildred BillingsF, RS
41Tammy BirdM, R, T
42Serena J. BishopR
43Alexa BlackE, S
44Ronica BlackM
45Heather BlackmoreR
46Julie BlairE
47Lucy Jane Bledsoe
48Harper BlissR
49K.C. BloomE, R
50Althea BlueSP
51Cheyenne Blue
52Stephani Maari BookerE, S, WC
53Paige Braddock (aka Missouri Vaun)C, D
54R.E. BradshawM
55Bonnie Hoover BraendlinM
56Andrea Bramhall
57Melissa Brayden
58Fox BrisonR
59Gun Brooke
60Jane BrookeE, M
61AL BrooksE
62Lorelie BrownR
63Maggie BrownM, P, T
64Rita Mae BrownL
65Lila BruceRS
66Kris Bryant
67Liz BuggM
68Beth BurnettR
69Nat Burns
70Emily L ByrneE, S, R
71C.D. Cain
72Jackie CalhounD
73Chelsea M CameronR
74A.D. Campbell
75Geonn CannonD, F, M, S, T
76Julie Cannon
77Amalie Cantor
78Sydney Canyon
79Jacqueline CareyF
80Suzie Carr
81Dawn CarterF, M, R, RS, V
82MB CaschettaL
83Marie Castle
84Gaelle Cathy
85C.L. Cattano
86Jessie ChandlerM, T
87Sharon Cho
88Kate ChristieNA
89Barbara Clanton
90Baxter ClareM
91B.L. Clark
92V. (Vicki) CliffordB
93E.J. CochraneM
94R.E. ConaryM
95Chris ConvissorD
96Blayne CooperM, YA
97Zoraida CordovaB, F
98Amy Jo CousinsR
99Ivan Coyote
100Lily CraigR
101Delores CremmM, P, T
102Maggie CummingsD
103Cheyne Curry
104Jackie DRS
105Char DafoeE, R, T
106Lea Daley
107Evelyn DarR
108Leslie DavisRS
109May DawneyF, S
110Ellen Dean
111 Ellen DeGeneresHU
112RD DeLisleL, R
113Sandra de HelenM, T
114Sophia DeLuna
115Fletcher DelanceyS
116Trin DeniseR
117Barbara Dennis
118Stefani DeoulM, YA
119Mildred Gail DigbyR
120Lucy di LeggeM, T
121Jane DiLucchioM, T
122Diane DiMassaC
123Kelli dohertyS
124M.J. DohertyM
125Emma DonoghueR
126JM Dragon
127Moondancer DrakeH, P
128KB Draper
129A.L. Duncan
130Helen Dunn
131Nann Dunne
132Erin Dutton
133RG EmanuelleR
134Kelley Eskridge
135Bridget Essex
136Jane C. EstherP, R
137Sarah Ettritch
138Camryn Eyde
139Kit EyreR, RS, M
140C.A. FarlowF, S
141JS FieldsS
142Makenzi FiskM, P
143Lula FlannM
144Jane FletcherR, F
145Judy Folger
146Donna K. Ford
147Michael Thomas FordF
148Katherine V. ForrestM
149Jenny FrameP
150Jesse (JS) Frankel
151Eden S. FrenchS
152Sophia French
153Penelope FridayHF
154Catherine FriendRS
155C.F. Frizzell
156Anna Furtado
157Lisa Marie GabrielB, H, HF, P, R, V
158Lynn GalliB, F
159Layce GardnerM, Z
160Lyn Gardner
161S. Anne Gardner
162Riley Adair Garrett
163B. D. GatesAA, R
164Kate Genet (Lily Hammond)P
165Nico J. GenesR
166Pauline George
167Sydney GibsonR, RS, S
168JD Glass
169Shira GlassmanF, S
170Melissa GoodM, R
171Lise GoldR
172Rachel GoldYA
173Jewelle Gomez
174Ana B GoodD
175Melissa Grace
176Elena GrafR, HF
177Roselle Graskey
178Kimberly Cooper GriffinR, RS
179Nicola GriffithM, S
180Mary GriggsF, S
181Michelle GrubbRS
182Agnes H. Hagadus
183Anne HaganAS, NA, M, R, RS
184Sophi Kell Hagin
185Lily Hammond (Kate Genet)
186Sherryl HancockR
187Latoya HankinsR, WOC, D
188Mari HannahM
189S.M. HardingRS
190Becky HarmonRS
191Shannon M. HarrisF, S
192CL Hart
193T.L. HartM, P
194Ellen HartM
195Jea HawkinsR
196Cheryl HeadM
197Nancy Anne HealyRS, T
198 Fran Heckrotte
199Yvonne Heidt
200Natasja HellenthalF, S
201Clifford Henderson
202Dotti Henderson
203Patty Henderson
204Jessi HerseyPOETRY
205Claire Highton-StevensonR
206Gerri HillF, M, R, S
207E.M. Hodge
208Jeanine Hoffman
209Tey HoldenR
210Alison Naomi Holt
211Lorraine HowellH
212Wendy HudsonRS
213Cari Hunter
214Isabella
215Sy IthaF
216Jae
217Amber JacobsE
218Bev JafekD
219Taylor JamesM, D
220Donna JayE
221Heather Rose JonesF, S
222Jennifer L. JordanM
223EA KafkalasM
224Karin KallmakerS
225Kitty KatR
226Dharma KelleherT
227Louisa KelleyF, P
228David Gerald KingAA, P, R
229Jody KlaireF
230Scarlett KnightB, R
231J.E. Knowles
232Stephanie E. KusiakF, P
233Lori Lake
234Catherine Lane
235K.E. Lane
236Riley LaShea
237Lynn LawlerL
238Erica Lawson
239Lez Lee
240Shiralyn J. LeePT, R, RS
241Valerie Lee
242P.V. LeForgeL, M
243D. Jackson LeighF, RS
244Jeannie Levig
245Jenifer Levin
246D.K. Linda
247Malinda LoF, YA
248M. E. LoganS
249Natalie LondonM, RS
250KC LuckAA, R, S
251Renee J. LukasHU, YA
252Clare Lydon
253Lee LynchD, M
254K.G. MacGregor
255Renee MacKenzieRS
256Miranda MacLeodR
257Lise MacTagueF, S
258Lucy J. Madison
259Rae D. MagdonF, M, S, T
260Catherine MaiorisiM
261Rachel MaldonadoM, NA, R
262Cara MaloneR
263Jackie Manthorne
264Diane Marina
265Sarah MarkelR, YA
266Laurie J. MarksF
267T.B. Markinson
268Andi MarquetteM
269Michelle Marra
270Dannie Marsden
271JB MarsdenM, R
272Marianne K. Martin
273Paula Martinac
274Jenn MatthewsR, YA
275Pamela Mauldin
276Lucy MawsonR, F, S
277Monica McCallanR
278Robbi McCoy
279Val McDermidM
280M.K. McGowanH, P
281A.M. McKnightM, WC
282Kate McLachlanF, M
283B.E. McLaughlinM, P
284Ann McMan
285Liz McMullen
286Claire McNabM
287Heather McVeaF, P
288Susan X Meagher
289K'Anne MeinelM, R, RS
290JP Mercer
291Ronni Meyrick
292Laydin MichaelsRS, T
293Penny MickelburyM, WC
294Hope MilamR
295BL Miller
296Martha MillerM, WOC, E
297J. Willis MitchellD
298Rogena Mitchell-Jones
299Colette Moody
300KA MollRS
301Anne-Marie MonahanL
302Sallyanne MontiR
303Iza MoreauM
304Jaycie Morrison
305Graysen Morgen
306Annette Mori
307Brenda MurphyE, R
308CJ MurphyR
309Charlene Neil
310Leslea NewmanCH, YA
311Emma NicholsR
312Nik Nicholson
313Baren Nix
314RJ Nolan
315Linda North
316T. Novan
317E.J. NoyesAS, R
318Robyn NyxE, F, L, R
319Emily O'BeirneYA
320Meghan O'Brien
321Erin O'Reilly
322OceanR, M
323C.K. Oliver
324Michelle OsgoodP, YA
325Alyssa Linn Palmer
326Syd Parker
327Tamsen ParkerR, A
328Elizabeth ParmerE, RS
329Chris PaynterSP
330Kayt Peck
331Cathy PegauS
332Caren PenlandE, RS
333Lydia PerovicD, L
334Julie Anne Peters
335VK PowellRS
336Bev Prescott
337Kim PritekelM, RS
338Nicole PylandR
339A J QuinnT
340Ashley Quinn
341Radclyffe (aka L.L. Rand)M, P, RS
342A.E. RadleyM, R
343Adan RamieH
344Marianne RatcliffeAA, F
345J.M. RedmannM
346D. Jordan RedhawkS
347Venus ReisingM, T
348Jane RetzigR, RS
349Aurora Rey
350RhavensfyreR, Z
351Juliann RichF, SP, YA
352K.C. RichardsonR
353Tracey RichardsonM
354Taylor Rickard
355Fiona RileyR
356Blythe Rippon
357Magnolia 'Maggie' RobbinsR
358GL RobertsF, YA
359Del Robertson
360Julia Diana RobertsonF, P, YA
361Pol Robinson
362Angelic RodgersH, R
363Crystal RomeroZ
364Robin Roseau (Joseph P. Larson)E, F, H, P, PT, S, V, W
365Carol Rosenfeld
366Nita (Encarnita) RoundE, F
367EJ Runyon
368Kathy L SaltR
369Laurie SalzlerYA
370R.J. Samuel
371Ronni SanloHF, YA
372Justine Saracen
373Shamim Sarif
374AJ SchippersR, E
375Lacey Schmidt
376Patty Schramm
377Erik SchubachAS, B, C, F, H, NA, P, R, S, SP, W, YA, Z
378Sandra ScoppettoneM
379Genta SebastainYA
380Medeia SharifP, YA
381Kaden ShayF, S
382Djuna Shellam
383Kory M. Shrum
384Linda Kay Silva
385Jen Silver
386Ericka K. F. Simpson
387Elizabeth SimsM
388Maria SiopsisR, AA, S
389Sam SkyborneSF, RS, C, D, AA, T, NA, E
390Jennis SlaughterRS
391Adrian J. SmithF, M, P
392L.T. SmithH, P
393Marian Snowe
394Alison R. SolomonM, T
395Rachel Spangler
396Pat SpearsD, L
397Raven J. Spencer
398Ali SpoonerH, P
399Nell Stark
400Emma Sterner-RadleyF, R
401Jean StewartS
402Holly Stratimore
403Cade Haddock Strong
404Rebecca Sullivan
405Kate Sweeney
406Carsen TaiteRS
407Michelle L. TeichmanRS, YA
408Keira Michelle Telford
409Melissa TerezeR
410S.Y. ThompsonF, S, S
411T.T. Thomas
412P.J. TrebelhornM, R, RS
413M.E. TudorM
414M. Ulrich
415Ali ValiM, RS
416Jody ValleyM, T
417Vanda
418Elle Vaughn
419Missouri Vaun (Paige Braddock)M, S, S
420Laine Villeneuve
421Anastasia Vitsky
422Erin WadeAA, R
423Aya WalkSfarD, M, T, YA
424Karis Walsh
425Yudron WangmoYA
426Libby WareR
427Elizabeth Watasin
428Sarah Waters
429Sienna WatersR
430Dillon WatsonM
431Julia WattsYA
432Rebekah Weatherspoon
433Holly Anne Weaver
434Jessica L. WebbM, T
435Laney WebberR
436Tara WentzRS
437Caren WerlingerF, S, YA
438Gabriella West
439Alex WestmoreM, P, PT, Z
440Kenna White
441Kathleen WillettR
442Barbara Treat WilliamsM, P, T, YA
443Karen F. WilliamsP
444KD WilliamsonRS
445MJ WilliamzE
446Brey WillowsE, F, S
447B.L. Wilson
448Catherine M. Wilson
449Rachel Windsor
450Barbara WinkesR
451Lee WinterM, R
452Jade Winters
453Jeanette Winterson
454Barbara Ann WrightF, S
455Sheri Lewis WohlT, V
456Sheryl WrightF, S
457Kieran York
458Erin ZakR
459Fiona ZeddeRS
460Kristen 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

Judy Folger – https://judyfolger.wordpress.com/

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