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.

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