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