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 400+ 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
  • (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, 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
32Jove BelleR
33Kerry BelchambersRS
34Sharon Marie Bence
35Dorothy Rice BennettNA, R
36Saxon BennettM
37G. Benson
38Renee Bess
39Serena J. BishopR
40Alexa BlackE, S
41Ronica BlackM
42Julie BlairE
43Lucy Jane Bledsoe
44Harper BlissR
45Althea BlueSP
46Cheyenne Blue
47Paige Braddock (aka Missouri Vaun)C, D
48R.E. BradshawM
49Bonnie Hoover BraendlinM
50Andrea Bramhall
51Melissa Brayden
52Fox BrisonR
53Gun Brooke
54Jane BrookeE, M
55AL BrooksE
56Maggie BrownM, P, T
57Rita Mae BrownL
58Lila BruceRS
59Kris Bryant
60Liz BuggM
61Beth BurnettR
62Nat Burns
63C.D. Cain
64Jackie CalhounD
65A.D. Campbell
66Geonn CannonD, F, M, S, T
67Julie Cannon
68Amalie Cantor
69C.L. Cattano
70Sydney Canyon
71Jacqueline CareyF
72Suzie Carr
73Dawn CarterF, M, R, RS, V
74MB CaschettaL
75Marie Castle
76Gaelle Cathy
77Jessie ChandlerM, T
78Sharon Cho
79Kate ChristieNA
80Barbara Clanton
81Baxter ClareM
82B.L. Clark
83V. (Vicki) CliffordB
84E.J. CochraneM
85R.E. ConaryM
86Blayne CooperM, YA
87Chris ConvissorD
88Ivan Coyote
89Zoraida CordovaB, F
90Lily CraigR
91Delores CremmM, P, T
92Maggie CummingsD
93Cheyne Curry
94Jackie DRS
95Lea Daley
96Evelyn DarR
97Leslie DavisRS
98May DawneyF, S
99Ellen Dean
100 Ellen DeGeneresHU
101Stefani DeoulM, YA
102Jane Dilucchio
103Sandra de HelenM, T
104Sophia DeLuna
105Fletcher DelanceyS
106Trin DeniseR
107Barbara Dennis
108Lucy di LeggeM, T
109Jane DiLucchioM, T
110Diane DiMassaC
111Kelli dohertyS
112M.J. DohertyM
113Emma DonoghueR
114JM Dragon
115Moondancer DrakeH, P
116KB Draper
117A.L. Duncan
118Helen Dunn
119Nann Dunne
120Erin Dutton
121RG EmanuelleR
122Kelley Eskridge
123Bridget Essex
124Jane C. EstherP, R
125Sarah Ettritch
126Camryn Eyde
127Kit EyreR, RS, M
128C.A. FarlowF, S
129Makenzi FiskM, P
130Lula FlannM
131Donna K. Ford
132Michael Thomas FordF
133Katherine V. ForrestM
134Jenny FrameP
135Jesse (JS) Frankel
136Eden S. FrenchS
137Sophia French
138Penelope FridayHF
139Catherine FriendRS
140C.F. Frizzell
141Anna Furtado
142Lisa Marie GabrielB, H, HF, P, R, V
143Lynn GalliB, F
144Layce GardnerM, Z
145Lyn Gardner
146S. Anne Gardner
147Riley Adair Garrett
148B. D. GatesAA, R
149Kate Genet (Lily Hammond)P
150Nico J. GenesR
151Pauline George
152Sydney GibsonR, RS, S
153JD Glass
154Shira GlassmanF, S
155Melissa GoodM, R
156Rachel GoldYA
157Jewelle Gomez
158Ana B GoodD
159Melissa Grace
160Roselle Graskey
161Kimberly Cooper GriffinR, RS
162Nicola GriffithM, S
163Mary GriggsF, S
164Michelle GrubbRS
165Agnes H. Hagadus
166Anne HaganAS, NA, M, R, RS
167Sophi Kell Hagin
168Lilly Hammond (Kate Genet)
169Mari HannahM
170S.M. HardingRS
171Becky HarmonRS
172Shannon M. HarrisF, S
173CL Hart
174T.L. HartM, P
175Ellen HartM
176Jea HawkinsR
177Cheryl HeadM
178Nancy Anne HealyRS, T
179 Fran Heckrotte
180Yvonne Heidt
181Natasja HellenthalF, S
182Clifford Henderson
183Dotti Henderson
184Patty Henderson
185Claire Highton-StevensonR
186Gerri HillF, M, R, S
187E.M. Hodge
188Jeanine Hoffman
189Alison Naomi Holt
190Lorraine HowellH
191Wendy HudsonRS
192Cari Hunter
193Isabella
194Sy IthaF
195Jae
196Amber JacobsE
197Bev JafekD
198Taylor JamesM, D
199Donna JayE
200Heather Rose JonesF, S
201Jennifer L. JordanM
202EA KafkalasM
203Karin KallmakerS
204Louisa KelleyF, P
205Jody KlaireF
206Scarlett KnightB, R
207J.E. Knowles
208Stephanie E. KusiakF, P
209Lori Lake
210Catherine Lane
211K.E. Lane
212Riley LaShea
213Erica Lawson
214Lez Lee
215Shiralyn J. LeePT, R, RS
216Valerie Lee
217P.V. LeForgeL, M
218D. Jackson LeighF, RS
219Jeannie Levig
220Jenifer Levin
221D.K. Linda
222Malinda LoF, YA
223M. E. LoganS
224Natalie LondonM, RS
225Renee J. LukasHU, YA
226Clare Lydon
227Lee LynchD, M
228K.G. MacGregor
229Renee MacKenzieRS
230Lise MacTagueF, S
231Lucy J. Madison
232Rae D. MagdonF, M, S, T
233Catherine MaiorisiM
234Rachel MaldonadoM, NA, R
235Cara MaloneR
236Jackie Manthorne
237Diane Marina
238Sarah MarkelR, YA
239Laurie J. MarksF
240T.B. Markinson
241Andi MarquetteM
242Michelle Marra
243Dannie Marsden
244Marianne K. Martin
245Paula Martinac
246Pamela Mauldin
247Monica McCallanR
248Robbi McCoy
249Val McDermidM
250M.K. McGowanH, P
251A.M. McKnightM, WC
252Kate McLachlanF, M
253B.E. McLaughlinM, P
254Ann McMan
255Liz McMullen
256Claire McNabM
257Heather McVeaF, P
258Susan X Meagher
259K'anne MeinelM, R, RS
260JP Mercer
261Ronni Meyrick
262Laydin MichaelsRS, T
263Penny MickelburyM, WC
264Hope MilamR
265BL Miller
266J. Willis MitchellD
267Rogena Mitchell-Jones
268Colette Moody
269KA MollRS
270Iza MoreauM
271Jaycie Morrison
272Graysen Morgen
273Annette Mori
274CJ MurphyR
275Charlene Neil
276Leslea NewmanCH, YA
277Emma NicholsR
278Nik Nicholson
279Baren Nix
280RJ Nolan
281Linda North
282T. Novan
283E.J. NoyesAS, R
284Emily O'BeirneYA
285Meghan O'Brien
286Erin O'Reilly
287OceanR, M
288C.K. Oliver
289Michelle OsgoodP, YA
290Alyssa Linn Palmer
291Syd Parker
292Elizabeth ParmerE, RS
293Chris PaynterSP
294Kayt Peck
295Cathy PegauS
296Caren PenlandE, RS
297Lydia PerovicD, L
298Julie Anne Peters
299VK PowellRS
300Bev Prescott
301Kim PritekelM, RS
302A J QuinnT
303Ashley Quinn
304Radclyffe (aka L.L. Rand)M, P, RS
305A.E. RadleyM, R
306Adan RamieH
307Marianne RatcliffeAA, F
308J.M. RedmannM
309D. Jordan RedhawkS
310Venus ReisingM, T
311Aurora Rey
312RhavensyreR, Z
313Juliann RichF, SP, YA
314Tracey RichardsonM
315Taylor Rickard
316Fiona RileyR
317Blythe Rippon
318Magnolia 'Maggie' RobbinsR
319GL RobertsF, YA
320Del Robertson
321Julia Diana RobertsonF, P, YA
322Pol Robinson
323Crystal RomeroZ
324Robin Roseau (Joseph P. Larson)E, F, H, P, PT, S, V, W
325Carol Rosenfeld
326Nita (Encarnita) RoundE, F
327EJ Runyon
328Laurie SalzlerYA
329R.J. Samuel
330Ronni SanloHF, YA
331Justine Saracen
332Shamim Sarif
333Lacey Schmidt
334Patty Schramm
335Erik SchubachAS, B, C, F, H, NA, P, R, S, SP, W, YA, Z
336Sandra ScoppettoneM
337Genta SebastainYA
338Medeia SharifP, YA
339Kaden ShayF, S
340Djuna Shellam
341Kory M. Shrum
342Linda Kay Silva
343Jen Silver
344Ericka K. F. Simpson
345Elizabeth SimsM
346Jennis SlaughterRS
347Adrian J. SmithF, M, P
348L.T. SmithH, P
349Marian Snowe
350Alison R. SolomonM, T
351Rachel Spangler
352Pat SpearsD, L
353Raven J. Spencer
354Ali SpoonerH, P
355Nell Stark
356Emma Sterner-RadleyF, R
357Jean StewartS
358Holly Stratimore
359Cade Haddock Strong
360Rebecca Sullivan
361Kate Sweeney
362Carsen TaiteRS
363Michelle L. TeichmanRS, YA
364Keira Michelle Telford
365S.Y. ThompsonF, S, S
366T.T. Thomas
367M.E. TudorM
368M. Ulrich
369Ali ValiM, RS
370Jody ValleyM, T
371Vanda
372Elle Vaughn
373Missouri Vaun (Paige Braddock)M, S, S
374Laine Villeneuve
375Anastasia Vitsky
376Aya WalkSfarD, M, T, YA
377Karis Walsh
378Yudron WangmoYA
379Libby WareR
380Elizabeth Watasin
381Sarah Waters
382Dillon WatsonM
383Julia WattsYA
384Rebekah Weatherspoon
385Holly Anne Weaver
386Jessica L. WebbM, T
387Tara WentzRS
388Caren WerlingerF, S, YA
389Gabriella West
390Alex WestmoreM, P, PT, Z
391Kenna White
392Kathleen WillettR
393Barbara Treat WilliamsM, P, T, YA
394Karen F. WilliamsP
395KD WilliamsonRS
396MJ WilliamzE
397B.L. Wilson
398Catherine M. Wilson
399Rachel Windsor
400Barbara WinkesR
401Lee WinterM, R
402Jade Winters
403Jeanette Winterson
404Barbara Ann WrightF, S
405Sheri Lewis WohlT, V
406Sheryl WrightF, S
407Kieran York
408Fiona ZeddeRS
409Kristen 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