100+ Romance Writers

The list starts with the author, then the usual subjects and themes

 

  • Elizabeth Adler -- romantic suspense/travel romance
  • Rochelle Alers -- contemporary African-American romance
  • Victoria Alexander --Regency historical romance
  • Charlotte Vale Allen --contemporary women’s issues
  • Susan Andersen -- romantic suspense—usually with a light touch
  • Catherine Anderson -- contemporary romance
  • Evelyn Anthony -- historical romantic suspense
  • Madeline Baker --American western historical romance
  • Mary Balogh --Regency and other historical romance
  • Anne Barbour --Regency romance
  • Jill Barnett -- historical romance
  • Jo Beverley --European historical romance
  • Rosanne Bittner -- Western historical romance and saga
  • Jennifer Blake -- historical romance in southern settings
  • Stephanie Bond -- humorous romantic suspense
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford -- romantic sagas/women’s lives and relationships
  • Rebecca Brandewyne -- historical romance
  • Barbara Bretton -- contemporary romance
  • Kate Bridges -- Western historical romance
  • Suzanne Brockmann -- contemporary military romance
  • Connie Brockway -- historical romance series
  • Sandra Brown -- romantic suspense
  • Shirlee Busbee -- contemporary romance/historical romance
  • Nancy Butler -- Regency romance
  • Adrianne Byrd --contemporary African-American romance
  • Lisa Cach -- paranormal romance/humorous romance
  • Stella Cameron -- romantic suspense/British historical romance
  • Candace Camp -- historical romance
  • Marsha Canham -- historical romance with adventure
  • Liz Carlyle -- English historical romance
  • Philippa Carr -- Gothic romantic suspense
  • Barbara Cartland -- classic historical romance
  • Jayne Castle -- futuristic romance
  • Elizabeth Chadwick -- historical romance of the Middle Ages
  • Marion Chesney -- Regency romance series
  • Jackie Collins -- glitz and glamour
  • Catherine Cookson -- romantic sagas/historical romance
  • Lori Copeland -- Christian romance
  • Catherine Coulter -- historical romance/contemporary romantic suspense
  • Millie Criswell -- humorous contemporary romance
  • Jennifer Crusie -- humorous contemporary romance
  • Janet Dailey -- American romance/Western romance/glitz and glamour
  • Mary Janice Davidson -- supernatural romance
  • Kathryn Lynn Davis -- historical romance
  • Barbara Delinsky -- contemporary romance and women’s fiction
  • Jude Deveraux -- historical and time travel romance/paranormal romance
  • Christina Dodd -- historical romance/contemporary romance
  • Susan Donovan -- light romantic suspense
  • Kathleen Eagle -- contemporary multicultural romance
  • Cassie Edwards -- Western romance
  • Julie Ellis -- romantic suspense/romantic saga
  • Richard Paul Evans -- melodrama
  • Jane Feather -- historical romance
  • Christine Feehan -- paranormal and vampire romance
  • Jo Ann Ferguson -- historical romance
  • Katie Fforde -- chick lit
  • Helen Fielding -- chick lit
  • Gwynne Forster -- contemporary African-American romance
  • Lori Foster -- humorous contemporary romance/romantic suspense
  • Barbara Freethy -- romantic adventure
  • Diana Gabaldon -- historical time travel romance
  • Patricia Gaffney -- historical romance/women’s lives and relationships
  • Dorothy Garlock -- American historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Julie Garwood -- historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Georgina Gentry -- Western romance
  • Rachel Gibson -- humorous contemporary romance
  • Eileen Goudge -- romantic suspense/romantic family sagas
  • Judith Gould -- contemporary glitz and glamour/romantic suspense
  • Carol Grace -- contemporary romance
  • Heather Graham -- romantic suspense/American historical romance
  • Susan Grant -- science fiction romance
  • Jane Green -- chick lit
  • Jennifer Greene -- contemporary romance
  • Jill Gregory -- Western romance
  • Kristin Hannah -- contemporary romance and women’s issues
  • Robin Lee Hatcher -- Christian romance
  • Lorraine Heath -- contemporary romance/historical romance
  • Jane Heller -- contemporary romance/chick lit
  • Dee Henderson -- Christian romance/Christian romantic suspense
  • Virginia Henley -- English historical romance
  • Candice Hern -- Regency romance
  • Georgette Heyer -- Regency romance
  • Grace Livingston Hill -- Christian American historical romance
  • Sandra Hill -- time travel romance/historical romance
  • Vicki Hinze -- romantic thrillers
  • Tami Hoag -- romantic suspense
  • Wendy Holden -- chick lit
  • Victoria Holt -- Gothic romance
  • Kay Hooper -- supernatural and paranormal romance
  • Linda Howard -- spicy and humorous romantic suspense
  • Hannah Howell -- Scottish historical romance
  • Angela Elwell Hunt -- inspirational romance
  • Madeline Hunter -- European historical romance
  • Judith Ivory -- historical romance
  • Brenda Jackson -- contemporary African-American romance
  • Lisa Jackson -- contemporary romance; romantic suspense
  • Anna Jacobs -- English historical romance
  • Michele Jaffe -- historical romantic suspense
  • Eloisa James -- Regency romance
  • Beverly Jenkins -- African-American historical romance
  • Lisa Jewell -- chick lit
  • Iris Johansen -- romantic suspense
  • Susan Johnson -- historical romance
  • Joan Johnston -- Western romance
  • Brenda Joyce -- historical romantic suspense
  • Andrea Kane -- romantic suspense
  • Donna Kauffman -- humorous contemporary romance
  • Carla Kelly -- Regency romance
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon -- paranormal romance
  • Lynn Kerstan -- Regency romance
  • Marian Keyes -- issue-driven chick lit
  • Susan King -- Scottish historical romance
  • Laura Kinsale -- historical romance
  • Sophie Kinsella -- frothy chick lit
  • Lisa Kleypas -- historical romance
  • Betina Krahn -- historical romance
  • Judith Krantz -- glitz and glamour
  • Jayne Ann Krentz -- contemporary romance
  • Lynn Kurland -- time travel romance/historical romance
  • Rosalind Laker -- historical romance
  • Jill Marie Landis -- American historical romance
  • Allison Lane -- Regency romance
  • Stephanie Laurens -- historical romance
  • Linda Francis Lee -- contemporary romance/romantic suspense
  • Rachel Lee -- romantic suspense
  • Johanna Lindsey -- historical romance
  • Cathie Linz -- humorous military romance
  • Merline Lovelace -- military romance/historical romance
  • Elizabeth Lowell -- romantic suspense/contemporary romance
  • Debbie Macomber -- small town romance/Christmas romance/women’s friendships
  • Katie MacAlister -- light contemporary romance/light paranormal romance
  • Sue Margolis -- chick lit
  • Wendy Markham -- contemporary humorous romance
  • Deirdre Martin -- contemporary romance in sports settings
  • Kat Martin -- historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Felicia Mason -- African-American romance/Christian romance
  • Carole Matthews -- chick lit
  • Anna Maxted -- issue-driven chick lit
  • Meagan McKinney -- historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Judith McNaught -- contemporary and historical romance
  • Teresa Medeiros -- historical romance
  • Barbara Metzger -- Regency historical romance
  • Fern Michaels -- contemporary romance/family sagas
  • Kasey Michaels -- contemporary romance/historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Linda Lael Miller -- historical romance/time travel romance
  • Sarah Mlynowski -- chick lit
  • Karen Marie Moning -- time travel romance
  • Mary Alice Monroe -- women’s lives and issues/contemporary romance
  • Pamela Morsi -- American historical romance
  • Clare Naylor -- chick lit
  • Betty Neels -- medical romance
  • Constance O’Day-Flannery -- time travel romance
  • Janette Oke -- Christian romance
  • Maggie Osborne -- American historical romance
  • Catherine Palmer -- Christian romance
  • Jane Peart -- Christian historical romance
  • Judith Pella -- Christian romantic historical sagas
  • Kayla Perrin -- contemporary African-American romance
  • Tracie Peterson -- Christian historical romance
  • Carly Phillips -- contemporary romance
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips -- contemporary romance with humor
  • Eugenia Price -- Southern historical romance and family saga
  • Candice Proctor -- historical romance
  • Mary Jo Putney -- historical romance/contemporary romance
  • Amanda Quick -- European historical romance with suspense
  • Julia Quinn -- light, racy Regency romance
  • Karen Ranney -- historical romance
  • Francis Ray -- contemporary African-American romance
  • Luanne Rice -- women’s lives and issues
  • Patricia Rice -- paranormal romance/contemporary romance/historicals
  • Francine Rivers -- inspirational romance
  • Karen Robards -- contemporary and historical romance
  • J.D. Robb -- futuristic romantic suspense
  • Nora Roberts -- contemporary romance in short series/romantic suspense
  • Rosemary Rogers -- historical romance
  • Gayle Roper -- Christian romantic suspense/Christian romance
  • JoAnn Ross -- contemporary romance/romantic suspense
  • Nan Ryan -- American historical romance
  • Barbara Samuel -- historical romance/women’s lives and relationships
  • Jeanne Savery -- Regency romance
  • Maggie Shayne -- vampire romance/historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Sidney Sheldon -- melodrama of the rich and famous/suspense
  • Susan Sizemore -- vampire romance
  • Christina Skye -- military romance/historical romance
  • Bertrice Small -- sensual historical romance
  • Deborah Smith -- contemporary romance in southern settings
  • Haywood Smith -- women’s friendships/historical romance
  • Nicholas Sparks -- contemporary melodrama
  • LaVyrle Spencer -- American historical romance/gentle contemporary romance
  • Erica Spindler -- rromantic suspense
  • Danielle Steel -- melodrama/women’s lives and relationships
  • Mariah Stewart -- romantic suspense
  • Katherine Stone -- contemporary melodrama
  • Anne Stuart -- historical romance
  • Katherine Sutcliffe -- historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Janelle Taylor -- Western historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Vicki Lewis Thompson -- humorous contemporary romance
  • Patricia Veryan -- Georgian and Regency historical romance
  • Jennifer Weiner -- chick lit
  • Lauren Weisberger -- chick lit
  • Rebecca Wells -- women’s lives and relationships
  • Lori Wick -- Christian romance
  • Susan Wiggs -- historical romance/contemporary romance
  • Penelope Williamson -- American historical romance
  • Joan Wolf -- historical romance/romantic suspense
  • Isabel Wolff -- chick lit
  • Kathleen Woodiwiss -- sensual historical romance
  • Zane -- sensual African-American romance
  • Laura Zigman -- chick lit