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