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
18Michelle ArnoldD, M, R
19Clare Ashton
20Victoria Avilan
21Kelli Jae BaeliE, M, T, W
22Karen D. BadgerP
23Darla BakerR
24Kim BaldwinM, T
25Roslyn Bane
26Jeanne Barrett Magil (aka Barrett)
27Solia Panche Bealti
28Elizabeth Bear
29Alison BechdelC
30Georgia BeersR
31Jove BellR
32Kerry BelchambersRS
33Sharon Marie Bence
34Saxon BennettM
35G. Benson
36Renee Bess
37Alexa BlackE, S
38Ronica BlackM
39Julie BlairE
40Lucy Jane Bledsoe
41Harper BlissR
42Althea BlueSP
43Cheyenne Blue
44Paige Braddock (aka Missouri Vaun)C, D
45R.E. BradshawM
46Bonnie Hoover BraendlinM
47Andrea Bramhall
48Melissa Brayden
49Gun Brooke
50Jane BrookeE, M
51AL BrooksE
52Maggie BrownM, P, T
53Rita Mae BrownL
54Lila BruceRS
55Kris Bryant
56Liz BuggM
57Beth Burnett
58Nat Burns
59C.D. Cain
60Jackie CalhounD
61A.D. Campbell
62Geonn CannonD, F, M, S, T
63Julie Cannon
64Amalie Cantor
65C.L. Cattano
66Sydney Canyon
67Jacqueline CareyF
68Suzie Carr
69Dawn CarterF, M, R, RS, V
70MB CaschettaL
71Marie Castle
72Gaelle Cathy
73Jessie ChandlerM, T
74Sharon Cho
75Kate ChristieNA
76Barbara Clanton
77Baxter ClareM
78B.L. Clark
79V. (Vicki) CliffordB
80E.J. CochraneM
81R.E. ConaryM
82Blayne CooperM, YA
83Chris ConvissorD
84Ivan Coyote
85Zoraida CordovaB, F
86Delores CremmM, P, T
87Maggie CummingsD
88Cheyne Curry
89Jackie DRS
90Lea Daley
91Leslie DavisRS
92Ellen Dean
93 Ellen DeGeneresHU
94Stefani DeoulM, YA
95Jane Dilucchio
96Sandra de HelenM, T
97Sophia DeLuna
98Fletcher DelanceyS
99Trin DeniseR
100Barbara Dennis
101Lucy di LeggeM, T
102Jane DiLucchioM, T
103Diane DiMassaC
104Kelli dohertyS
105M.J. DohertyM
106Emma Donoghue/R
107JM Dragon
108Moondancer DrakeH, P
109KB Draper
110A.L. Duncan
111Helen Dunn
112Nann Dunne
113Erin Dutton
114RG EmanuelleR
115Kelley Eskridge
116Bridget Essex
117Sarah Ettritch
118Camryn Eyde
119C.A. FarlowF, S
120Makenzi FiskM, P
121Lula FlannM
122Judy Floger
123Donna K. Ford
124Michael Thomas FordF
125Katherine V. ForrestM
126Jenny FrameP
127Jesse (JS) Frankel
128Eden S. FrenchS
129Sophia French
130Penelope FridayHF
131Catherine FriendRS
132C.F. Frizzell
133Anna Furtado
134Lisa Marie GabrielB, H, HF, P, R, V
135Lynn GalliB, F
136Layce GardnerM, Z
137Lyn Gardner
138S. Anne Gardner
139Riley Adair Garrett
140Kate Genet (Lily Hammond)P
141Pauline George
142JD Glass
143Shira GlassmanF, S
144Melissa GoodM, R
145Rachel GoldYA
146Jewelle Gomez
147Ana B GoodD
148Melissa Grace
149Roselle Graskey
150Kimberly Cooper GriffinRS
151Nicola GriffithM, S
152Mary GriggsF, S
153Michelle GrubbRS
154Agnes H. Hagadus
155Anne HaganAS, M, R, RS
156Sophi Kell Hagin
157Lilly Hammond (Kate Genet)
158Mari HannahM
159S.M. HardingRS
160Becky HarmonRS
161Shannon M. HarrisF, S
162CL Hart
163T.L. HartM, P
164Ellen HartM
165Cheryl HeadM
166Nancy Anne HealyRS, T
167 Fran Heckrotte
168Yvonne Heidt
169Natasja HellenthalF, S
170Clifford Henderson
171Dotti Henderson
172Patty Henderson
173Claire HightonR
174Gerri HillF, M, R, S
175E.M. Hodge
176Jeanine Hoffman
177Alison Naomi Holt
178Lorraine HowellH
179Wendy HudsonRS
180Cari Hunter
181Isabella
182Sy IthaF
183Jae
184Amber JacobsE
185Bev JafekD
186Taylor JamesM, D
187Donna JayE
188Heather Rose JonesF, S
189Jennifer L. JordanM
190EA KafkalasM
191Karin KallmakerS
192Louisa KelleyF, P
193Jody KlaireF
194J.E. Knowles
195Stephanie E. KusiakF, P
196Lori Lake
197Catherine Lane
198K.E. Lane
199Riley LaShea
200Erica Lawson
201Lez Lee
202Shiralyn J. LeePT, R, RS
203Valerie Lee
204P.V. LeForgeL, M
205D. Jackson LeighF, RS
206Jeannie Levig
207Jenifer Levin
208D.K. Linda
209Malinda LoF, YA
210M. E. LoganS
211Natalie LondonM, RS
212Renee J. LukasHU, YA
213Clare Lydon
214Lee LynchD, M
215K.G. MacGregor
216Renee MacKenzieRS
217Lise MaxTagueF, S
218Lucy J. Madison
219Rae D. MagdonF, M, S, T
220Rachel MaldonadoM, NA, R
221Catherine MaiorisiM
222Jackie Manthorne
223Diane Marina
224Laurie J. MarksF
225T.B. Markinson
226Andi MarquetteM
227Michelle Marra
228Dannie Marsden
229Marianne K. Martin
230Paula Martinac
231Pamela Mauldin
232Robbi McCoy
233Val McDermidM
234M.K. McGowanH, P
235A.M. McKnightM, WC
236Kate McLachlanF, M
237B.E. McLaughlinM, P
238Ann McMan
239Liz McMullen
240Claire McNabM
241Heather McVeaF, P
242Susan X Meagher
243K'anne MeinelM, R, RS
244JP Mercer
245Ronni Meyrick
246Laydin MichaelsRS, T
247Penny MickelburyM, WC
248BL Miller
249J. Willis MitchellD
250Rogena Mitchell-Jones
251Colette Moody
252KA MollRS
253Iza MoreauM
254Jaycie Morrison
255Graysen Morgen
256Annette Mori
257Charlene Neil
258Leslea NewmanCH, YA
259Nik Nicholson
260Baren Nix
261RJ Nolan
262Linda North
263T. Novan
264E.J. NoyesAS, R
265Emily O'BeirneYA
266Meghan O'Brien
267Erin O'Reilly
268OceanR, M
269C.K. Oliver
270Michelle OsgoodP, YA
271Alyssa Linn Palmer
272Syd Parker
273Elizabeth ParmerE, RS
274Chris PaynterSP
275Kayt Peck
276Cathy PegauS
277Caren PenlandE, RS
278Lydia PerovicD, L
279Julie Anne Peters
280VK PowellRS
281Bev Prescott
282Kim Pritekel
283Ashley Quinn
284Radclyffe (aka L.L. Rand)M, P, RS
285A.E. Radley
286Adan RamieH
287J.M. RedmannM
288D. Jordan RedhawkS
289Venus ReisingM, T
290Aurora Rey
291RhavensyreR, Z
292Juliann RichF, SP, YA
293Tracey RichardsonM
294Taylor Rickard
295Fiona RileyR
296Blythe Rippon
297GL RobertsF, YA
298Del Robertson
299Julia Diana RobertsonF, P, YA
300Pol Robinson
301Crystal RomeroZ
302Robin Roseau (Joseph P. Larson)E, F, H, P, PT, S, V, W
303Carol Rosenfeld
304Nita (Encarnita) RoundE, F
305EJ Runyon
306Laurie SalzlerYA
307R.J. Samuel
308Ronni SanloHF, YA
309Justine Saracen
310Shamim Sarif
311Lacey Schmidt
312Patty Schramm
313Erik SchubachAS, B, C, F, H, NA, P, R, S, SP, W, YA, Z
314Sandra ScoppettoneM
315Genta SebastainYA
316Medeia SharifP, YA
317Kaden ShayF, S
318Djuna Shellam
319Kory M. Shrum
320Linda Kay Silva
321Jen Silver
322Ericka K. F. Simpson
323Jennis SlaughterRS
324Adrian J. SmithF, M, P
325L.T. SmithH, P
326Marian Snowe
327Alison R. SolomonM, T
328Rachel Spangler
329Pat SpearsD, L
330Raven J. Spencer
331Ali SpoonerH, P
332Nell Stark
333Jean StewartS
334Holly Stratimore
335Rebecca Sullivan
336Kate Sweeney
337Carsen TaiteRS
338Michelle L. TeichmanRS, YA
339Keira Michelle Telford
340S.Y. ThompsonF, S, S
341T.T. Thomas
342M.E. TudorM
343M. Ulrich
344Ali ValiM, RS
345Jody ValleyM, T
346Vanda
347Elle Vaughn
348Missouri Vaun (Paige Braddock)M, S, S
349Laine Villeneuve
350Anastasia Vitsky
351Aya WalkSfarD, M, T, YA
352Karis Walsh
353Yudron WangmoYA
354http:/Libby Ware
355Elizabeth Watasin
356Sarah Waters
357Dillon WatsonM
358Julia WattsYA
359Rebekah Weatherspoon
360Holly Anne Weaver
361Jessica L. WebbM, T
362Tara WentzRS
363Caren WerlingerF, S, YA
364Gabriella West
365Alex WestmoreM, P, PT, Z
366Kenna White
367Barbara Treat WilliamsM, P, T, YA
368Karen F. WilliamsP
369KD WilliamsonRS
370MJ WilliamzE
371B.L. Wilson
372Catherine M. Wilson
373Rachel Windsor
374Barbara WinkesR
375Lee WinterM
376Jade Winters
377Jeanette Winterson
378Barbara Ann WrightF, S
379Sheri Lewis WohlT, V
380Sheryl WrightF, S
381Kieran York
382Fiona ZeddeRS
383Kristen 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