As a writer, I’m always reading something. From classic literature to modern young adult, I read everything except horror or vampires.  I am especially interested in supporting writers who aren’t on the best seller list but should be. One of the hardest things in my life was to find good lesbian writers. Besides Rita Mae Brown, good writers were sparse. Now, the field grows, but one still needs tips on how to find books that are filled with a good story.

With the permission of the authors, I’ve added icons below so that you can link to their works and see if some of the writers might interest you. As my list grows, there will be more non-fiction writers I’m sure. I’ve also discovered some artists who write and once I get the permission to link to their beautiful works of art I will add those too.

One of the ways that I learned more about who I am as a lesbian was by reading. Reading some bad fiction also taught me that I prefer good writers above all else. The books of these writers are great reads when you need to take a break from your world and delve into another’s.

“Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”
― Alberto Manguel



Debra Pasquella – Lesbian non-fiction


Andi Marquette – Lesbian Fiction



Barbara Clanton – YA Lesbian Fiction






What a great start to your reading shelf! All of these are offered online. Of course, the coloring book below you probably want to order in hard copy.

Who do you think needs to be added to this list? Do you have a favorite? Write me at jrobinwhitley at gmail and I will read the book.


Paula Offutt – Lesbian Fiction


Cathy Pegau – Fiction (she writes lesbian fiction as well)

Kandis Glasgow – Lesbian Artist