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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 460+ 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
  • (POE) Poetry
  • (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
10Lynn 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 BookerS, E
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 HerseyPOE
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 KatPOE, R
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
246Mercedes LewisPOE
247D.K. Linda
248Malinda LoF, YA
249M. E. LoganS
250Natalie LondonM, RS
251KC LuckAA, R, S
252Renee J. LukasHU, YA
253Clare Lydon
254Lee LynchD, M
255K.G. MacGregor
256Renee MacKenzieRS
257Miranda MacLeodR
258Lise MacTagueF, S
259Lucy J. Madison
260Rae D. MagdonF, M, S, T
261Catherine MaiorisiM
262Rachel MaldonadoM, NA, R
263Cara MaloneR
264Jackie Manthorne
265Diane Marina
266Sarah MarkelR, YA
267Laurie J. MarksF
268T.B. Markinson
269Andi MarquetteM
270Michelle Marra
271Dannie Marsden
272JB MarsdenM, R
273Marianne K. Martin
274Paula Martinac
275Jenn MatthewsR, YA
276Pamela Mauldin
277Lucy MawsonR, F, S
278Monica McCallanR
279Robbi McCoy
280Val McDermidM
281M.K. McGowanH, P
282Erin McKenzieR
283A.M. McKnightM, WC
284Kate McLachlanF, M
285B.E. McLaughlinM, P
286Ann McMan
287Liz McMullen
288Claire McNabM
289Heather McVeaF, P
290Susan X Meagher
291K'Anne MeinelM, R, RS
292JP Mercer
293Ronni Meyrick
294Laydin MichaelsRS, T
295Penny MickelburyM, WC
296Hope MilamR
297BL Miller
298Martha MillerM, WOC, E
299J. Willis MitchellD
300Rogena Mitchell-Jones
301Colette Moody
302KA MollRS
303Anne-Marie MonahanL
304Sallyanne MontiR
305Iza MoreauM
306Jaycie Morrison
307Graysen Morgen
308Annette Mori
309Brenda MurphyE, R
310CJ MurphyR
311Charlene Neil
312Leslea NewmanCH, YA
313Emma NicholsR
314Nik Nicholson
315Baren Nix
316RJ Nolan
317Linda North
318T. Novan
319E.J. NoyesAS, R
320Robyn NyxE, F, L, R
321Emily O'BeirneYA
322Meghan O'Brien
323Erin O'Reilly
324OceanR, M
325C.K. Oliver
326Michelle OsgoodP, YA
327Alyssa Linn Palmer
328Syd Parker
329Tamsen ParkerR, A
330Elizabeth ParmerE, RS
331Chris PaynterSP
332Kayt Peck
333Cathy PegauS
334Caren PenlandE, RS
335Lydia PerovicD, L
336Julie Anne Peters
337VK PowellRS
338Bev Prescott
339Melissa PriceR, RS
340Kim PritekelM, RS
341Nicole PylandR
342A J QuinnT
343Ashley Quinn
344Radclyffe (aka L.L. Rand)M, P, RS
345A.E. RadleyM, R
346Adan RamieH
347Marianne RatcliffeAA, F
348J.M. RedmannM
349D. Jordan RedhawkS
350Venus ReisingM, T
351Jane RetzigR, RS
352Aurora Rey
353RhavensfyreR, Z
354Juliann RichF, SP, YA
355K.C. RichardsonR
356Tracey RichardsonM
357Taylor Rickard
358Fiona RileyR
359Blythe Rippon
360Magnolia 'Maggie' RobbinsR
361GL RobertsF, YA
362Del Robertson
363Julia Diana RobertsonF, P, YA
364Pol Robinson
365Angelic RodgersH, R
366Crystal RomeroZ
367Robin Roseau (Joseph P. Larson)E, F, H, P, PT, S, V, W
368Carol Rosenfeld
369Nita (Encarnita) RoundE, F
370EJ Runyon
371Kathy L SaltR
372Laurie SalzlerYA
373R.J. Samuel
374Ronni SanloHF, YA
375Justine Saracen
376Shamim Sarif
377AJ SchippersR, E
378Lacey Schmidt
379Patty Schramm
380Erik SchubachAS, B, C, F, H, NA, P, R, S, SP, W, YA, Z
381Sandra ScoppettoneM
382Genta SebastainYA
383Medeia SharifP, YA
384Kaden ShayF, S
385Djuna Shellam
386Kory M. Shrum
387Linda Kay Silva
388Jen Silver
389Ericka K. F. Simpson
390Elizabeth SimsM
391Maria SiopsisR, AA, S
392Sam SkyborneSF, RS, C, D, AA, T, NA, E
393Jennis SlaughterRS
394Adrian J. SmithF, M, P
395L.T. SmithH, P
396Marian Snowe
397Alison R. SolomonM, T
398Rachel Spangler
399Pat SpearsD, L
400Raven J. Spencer
401Ali SpoonerH, P
402Nell Stark
403Emma Sterner-RadleyF, R
404Jean StewartS
405Holly Stratimore
406Cade Haddock Strong
407Rebecca Sullivan
408Kate Sweeney
409Carsen TaiteRS
410Michelle L. TeichmanRS, YA
411Keira Michelle Telford
412Melissa TerezeR
413S.Y. ThompsonF, S, S
414T.T. ThomasHF, M, RS, V
415P.J. TrebelhornM, R, RS
416M.E. TudorM
417M. Ulrich
418Ali ValiM, RS
419Jody ValleyM, T
420Vanda
421Elle Vaughn
422Missouri Vaun (Paige Braddock)M, S, S
423Laine Villeneuve
424Anastasia Vitsky
425Erin WadeAA, R
426Aya WalkSfarD, M, T, YA
427Karis Walsh
428Yudron WangmoYA
429Libby WareR
430Elizabeth Watasin
431Sarah Waters
432Sienna WatersR
433Dillon WatsonM
434Julia WattsYA
435Rebekah Weatherspoon
436Holly Anne Weaver
437Jessica L. WebbM, T
438Laney WebberR
439Tara WentzRS
440Caren WerlingerF, S, YA
441Gabriella West
442Alex WestmoreM, P, PT, Z
443Kenna White
444Kathleen WillettR
445Barbara Treat WilliamsM, P, T, YA
446Karen F. WilliamsP
447KD WilliamsonRS
448MJ WilliamzE
449Brey WillowsE, F, S
450B.L. Wilson
451Catherine M. Wilson
452Rachel Windsor
453Barbara WinkesR
454Lee WinterM, R
455Jade Winters
456Jeanette Winterson
457Barbara Ann WrightF, S
458Sheri Lewis WohlT, V
459Sheryl WrightF, S
460Kieran York
461Erin ZakR
462Fiona ZeddeRS
463Kristen 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