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Top 25 Female Fantasy Authors

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of amazing female fantasy authors!

There are a ton of amazing women authors out there but the ones I’ve listed below, I can personally recommend. In no particular order, here are 25 amazing authors and some of their most popular books or books series:

A Wrinkle in Time- one of my all-time fav books!

  1. Kristin Cashore- Graceling and Fire
  2. J. K. Rowling- Harry Potter series
  3. C. E. Murphy- Walker Paper series
  4. Catherine Asaro- Misted Cliff series
  5. Holly Black- Tithe
  6. Shannon Hale- The Goose Girl
  7. Patricia Briggs- Mercy Thompson series
  8. Ilona Andrews- On the Edge, Bayou Moon
  9. Kate Elliot- Crossroads series
  10. Anne McCaffrey- Dragonriders of Pern series
  11. Robin McKinley- The Blue Sword
  12. Mercedes Lackey- Heralds of Valdemar series
  13. Juliet Marillier- Heart’s Blood
  14. Michelle Sagara West- Chronicles of Elantra series
  15. Patricia A. McKillip- The Changeling Sea
  16. Tanya Huff- The Wizard of the Grove
  17. Ursela K. LeGuin- Earthsea Cycle series
  18. Madeleine L’Engle- A Wrinkle in Time
  19. Maria V. Snyder- Sea Glass, Spy Glass
  20. Tamora Pierce- Protector of the Small series
  21. Sharon Shinn- Thirteenth House series
  22. Lois McMaster Bujold- Sharing Knife series
  23. Elizabeth Haydon- Rhapsody: Child of Blood
  24. Jennifer Robertson- Tiger and Del books
  25. Robin Hobb- Ship of Destiny




Let’s give a big whoop whoop for talented women! :) Please comment and add any fantastic female authors that I’ve forgotten (because I’m sure I have)!!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.