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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
96Charlie ConwellE, F, R
97Blayne CooperM, YA
98Zoraida CordovaB, F
99Amy Jo CousinsR
100Ivan Coyote
101Lily CraigR
102Delores CremmM, P, T
103Maggie CummingsD
104Cheyne Curry
105Jackie DRS
106Char DafoeE, R, T
107Lea Daley
108Evelyn DarR
109Leslie DavisRS
110May DawneyF, S
111Ellen Dean
112 Ellen DeGeneresHU
113RD DeLisleL, R
114Sandra de HelenM, T
115Sophia DeLuna
116Fletcher DelanceyS
117Trin DeniseR
118Barbara Dennis
119Stefani DeoulM, YA
120Mildred Gail DigbyR
121Lucy di LeggeM, T
122Jane DiLucchioM, T
123Diane DiMassaC
124Kelli dohertyS
125M.J. DohertyM
126Emma DonoghueR
127JM Dragon
128Moondancer DrakeH, P
129KB Draper
130A.L. Duncan
131Helen Dunn
132Nann Dunne
133Erin Dutton
134RG EmanuelleR
135Kelley Eskridge
136Bridget Essex
137Jane C. EstherP, R
138Sarah Ettritch
139Camryn Eyde
140Kit EyreR, RS, M
141C.A. FarlowF, S
142JS FieldsS
143Makenzi FiskM, P
144Lula FlannM
145Jane FletcherR, F
146Judy Folger
147Donna K. Ford
148Michael Thomas FordF
149Katherine V. ForrestM
150Jenny FrameP
151Jesse (JS) Frankel
152Eden S. FrenchS
153Sophia French
154Penelope FridayHF
155Catherine FriendRS
156C.F. Frizzell
157Anna Furtado
158Lisa Marie GabrielB, H, HF, P, R, V
159Lynn GalliB, F
160Layce GardnerM, Z
161Lyn Gardner
162S. Anne Gardner
163Riley Adair Garrett
164B. D. GatesAA, R
165Kate Genet (Lily Hammond)P
166Nico J. GenesR
167Pauline George
168Sydney GibsonR, RS, S
169JD Glass
170Shira GlassmanF, S
171Melissa GoodM, R
172Lise GoldR
173Rachel GoldYA
174Jewelle Gomez
175Ana B GoodD
176Melissa Grace
177Elena GrafR, HF
178Roselle Graskey
179Kimberly Cooper GriffinR, RS
180Nicola GriffithM, S
181Mary GriggsF, S
182Michelle GrubbRS
183Agnes H. Hagadus
184Anne HaganAS, NA, M, R, RS
185Sophi Kell Hagin
186Lily Hammond (Kate Genet)
187Sherryl HancockR
188Latoya HankinsR, WOC, D
189Mari HannahM
190S.M. HardingRS
191Becky HarmonRS
192Shannon M. HarrisF, S
193CL Hart
194T.L. HartM, P
195Ellen HartM
196Jea HawkinsR
197Cheryl HeadM
198Nancy Anne HealyRS, T
199 Fran Heckrotte
200Yvonne Heidt
201Natasja HellenthalF, S
202Clifford Henderson
203Dotti Henderson
204Patty Henderson
205Jessi HerseyPOE
206Claire Highton-StevensonR
207Gerri HillF, M, R, S
208E.M. Hodge
209Jeanine Hoffman
210Tey HoldenR
211Alison Naomi Holt
212Lorraine HowellH
213Wendy HudsonRS
214Cari Hunter
215Isabella
216Sy IthaF
217Jae
218Amber JacobsE
219Bev JafekD
220Taylor JamesM, D
221Donna JayE
222Heather Rose JonesF, S
223Jennifer L. JordanM
224EA KafkalasM
225Karin KallmakerS
227Dharma KelleherT
228Louisa KelleyF, P
229David Gerald KingAA, P, R
230Jody KlaireF
231Scarlett KnightB, R
232J.E. Knowles
233Stephanie E. KusiakF, P
234Lori Lake
235Catherine Lane
236K.E. Lane
237Rebecca LanghamR
238Riley LaShea
239Lynn LawlerL
240Erica Lawson
241Lez Lee
242Shiralyn J. LeePT, R, RS
243Valerie Lee
244P.V. LeForgeL, M
245D. Jackson LeighF, RS
246Jeannie Levig
247Jenifer Levin
248Mercedes LewisPOE
249D.K. Linda
250Malinda LoF, YA
251M. E. LoganS
252Natalie LondonM, RS
253KC LuckAA, R, S
254Renee J. LukasHU, YA
255Clare Lydon
256Lee LynchD, M
257K.G. MacGregor
258Renee MacKenzieRS
259Miranda MacLeodR
260Lise MacTagueF, S
261Lucy J. Madison
262Rae D. MagdonF, M, S, T
263Catherine MaiorisiM
264Rachel MaldonadoM, NA, R
265Cara MaloneR
266Jackie Manthorne
267Diane Marina
268Sarah MarkelR, YA
269Laurie J. MarksF
270T.B. Markinson
271Andi MarquetteM
272Michelle Marra
273Dannie Marsden
274JB MarsdenM, R
275Marianne K. Martin
276Paula Martinac
277Jenn MatthewsR, YA
278Pamela Mauldin
279Lucy MawsonR, F, S
280Monica McCallanR
281Robbi McCoy
282Val McDermidM
283M.K. McGowanH, P
226Kitty McIntoshPOE, R
284Erin McKenzieR
285A.M. McKnightM, WC
286Kate McLachlanF, M
287B.E. McLaughlinM, P
288Ann McMan
289Liz McMullen
290Claire McNabM
291Heather McVeaF, P
292Susan X Meagher
293K'Anne MeinelM, R, RS
294JP Mercer
295Ronni Meyrick
296Laydin MichaelsRS, T
297Penny MickelburyM, WC
298Hope MilamR
299BL Miller
300Martha MillerM, WOC, E
301J. Willis MitchellD
302Rogena Mitchell-Jones
303Colette Moody
304KA MollRS
305Anne-Marie MonahanL
306Sallyanne MontiR
307Iza MoreauM
308Jaycie Morrison
309Graysen Morgen
310Annette Mori
311Brenda MurphyE, R
312CJ MurphyR
313Charlene Neil
314Leslea NewmanCH, YA
315Emma NicholsR
316Nik Nicholson
317Baren Nix
318RJ Nolan
319Linda North
320T. Novan
321E.J. NoyesAS, R
322Robyn NyxE, F, L, R
323Emily O'BeirneYA
324Meghan O'Brien
325Erin O'Reilly
326OceanR, M
327C.K. Oliver
328Michelle OsgoodP, YA
329Alyssa Linn Palmer
330Syd Parker
331Tamsen ParkerR, A
332Elizabeth ParmerE, RS
333Chris PaynterSP
334Kayt Peck
335Cathy PegauS
336Caren PenlandE, RS
337Lydia PerovicD, L
338Julie Anne Peters
339VK PowellRS
340Bev Prescott
341Melissa PriceR, RS
342Kim PritekelM, RS
343Nicole PylandR
344A J QuinnT
345Ashley Quinn
346Radclyffe (aka L.L. Rand)M, P, RS
347A.E. RadleyM, R
348Adan RamieH
349Marianne RatcliffeAA, F
350J.M. RedmannM
351D. Jordan RedhawkS
352Venus ReisingM, T
353Jane RetzigR, RS
354Aurora Rey
355RhavensfyreR, Z
356Juliann RichF, SP, YA
357K.C. RichardsonR
358Tracey RichardsonM
359Taylor Rickard
360Fiona RileyR
361Blythe Rippon
362Magnolia 'Maggie' RobbinsR
363GL RobertsF, YA
364Del Robertson
365Julia Diana RobertsonF, P, YA
366Pol Robinson
367Angelic RodgersH, R
368Crystal RomeroZ
369Robin Roseau (Joseph P. Larson)E, F, H, P, PT, S, V, W
370Carol Rosenfeld
371Nita (Encarnita) RoundE, F
372EJ Runyon
373Kathy L SaltR
374Laurie SalzlerYA
375R.J. SamuelRS, T
376Ronni SanloHF, YA
377Justine Saracen
378Shamim Sarif
379AJ SchippersR, E
380Lacey Schmidt
381Patty Schramm
382Erik SchubachAS, B, C, F, H, NA, P, R, S, SP, W, YA, Z
383Sandra ScoppettoneM
384Genta SebastainYA
385Medeia SharifP, YA
386Kaden ShayF, S
387Djuna Shellam
388Kory M. Shrum
389Linda Kay Silva
390Jen Silver
391Ericka K. F. Simpson
392Elizabeth SimsM
393Maria SiopsisR, AA, S
394Sam SkyborneSF, RS, C, D, AA, T, NA, E
395Jennis SlaughterRS
396Adrian J. SmithF, M, P
397L.T. SmithH, P
398Marian Snowe
399Alison R. SolomonM, T
400Rachel Spangler
401Pat SpearsD, L
402Raven J. Spencer
403Ali SpoonerH, P
404Nell Stark
405Emma Sterner-RadleyF, R
406Jean StewartS
407Holly Stratimore
408Cade Haddock Strong
409Rebecca Sullivan
410Kate Sweeney
411Carsen TaiteRS
412Michelle L. TeichmanRS, YA
413Keira Michelle Telford
414Melissa TerezeR
415S.Y. ThompsonF, S, S
416T.T. ThomasHF, M, RS, V
417W. Freedreamer TinkaneshF, SF
418P.J. TrebelhornM, R, RS
419M.E. TudorM
420M. Ulrich
421Ali ValiM, RS
422Jody ValleyM, T
423Vanda
424Elle Vaughn
425Missouri Vaun (Paige Braddock)M, S, S
426Laine Villeneuve
427Anastasia Vitsky
428Erin WadeAA, R
429Aya WalkSfarD, M, T, YA
430Karis Walsh
431Yudron WangmoYA
432Libby WareR
433Elizabeth Watasin
434Sarah Waters
435Sienna WatersR
436Dillon WatsonM
437Julia WattsYA
438Rebekah Weatherspoon
439Holly Anne Weaver
440Jessica L. WebbM, T
441Laney WebberR
442Tara WentzRS
443Caren WerlingerF, S, YA
444Gabriella West
445Alex WestmoreM, P, PT, Z
446Kenna White
447Kathleen WillettR
448Barbara Treat WilliamsM, P, T, YA
449Karen F. WilliamsP
450KD WilliamsonRS
451MJ WilliamzE
452Brey WillowsE, F, S
453B.L. Wilson
454Catherine M. Wilson
455Rachel Windsor
456Barbara WinkesR
457Lee WinterM, R
458Jade Winters
459Jeanette Winterson
460Barbara Ann WrightF, S
461Sheri Lewis WohlT, V
462Sheryl WrightF, S
463Kieran York
464Erin ZakR
465Fiona ZeddeRS
466Kristen 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