June 2010

Christian Fiction Writers: A Selected List

In recent years, Christian and inspirational fiction has really blossomed, and new writers are entering the field every day. Here are some authors you might not have met yet, and others who may be old favorites. We’ve categorized the authors by genre, but note that many write in several different categories.

Contemporary Life

  • Deborah Bedford
  • James Scott Bell
  • Melody Carlson
  • Betty Smartt Carter
  • Constance Colson
  • Neva Coyle
  • Andy Demsky
  • Richard Paul Evans
  • John Fischer
  • Raymond Flynn
  • Andrew M. Greeley
  • Philip Gulley
  • Linda Hall
  • Earl Hamner, Jr.
  • Dennis E. Hensley
  • J. Lynne Hinton
  • Jerry Jenkins
  • Jan Karon
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Yvonne Lehman
  • Michael L. Lindvall
  • Mike Magnuson
  • Calvin Miller
  • Marilyn F. Moriarty
  • Gilbert Morris
  • Bette Nordberg
  • Janette Oke
  • Delia Parr
  • Frank Peretti
  • Tracie Peterson
  • Michael Phillips
  • Suzy Pizzuti
  • Deborah Raney
  • Francine Rivers
  • James C. Schaap
  • Penelope J. Stokes
  • Ann Tatlock
  • Lori Wick
  • Lisa Wingate

Short Stories

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Katherine Anne Douglas
  • Tracie Peterson
  • James C. Schaap
  • Arnette Smith
  • Lori Wick

Black Literature

  • Angela Benson
  • Sharon Ewell Foster
  • Maurice M. Gray, Jr.
  • Patricia Haley-Brown
  • Linda Hudson-Smith
  • Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Clayton Sullivan
  • Jacquelin Thomas

Parables

  • Al Anderson
  • Bill Bright & Marion R. Wells
  • Herbert R. Coursen
  • Joseph F. Girzone
  • Don Hawkins
  • Kenny Kemp
  • Calvin Miller
  • D. Brian Shafer

Mystery & Suspense

  • Randy C. Alcorn
  • Randall Arthur
  • John Bayer
  • Terri Blackstock
  • Bill Bright
  • Sigmund Brouwer
  • Larry Burkett
  • William Cutrer
  • Chase Dalton
  • Linda Dorrell
  • Athol Dickson
  • Rosey Dow & Andrew Snaden
  • Sue Duffy
  • Nicholas T. Elko
  • Alton Gansky
  • Rene Gutteridge
  • Dee Henderson
  • James Byron Huggins
  • C. J. Illinik
  • Grant R. Jeffrey
  • Shane Johnson
  • Harry Lee Kraus, Jr.
  • Christopher A. Lane
  • Mark Lee
  • David Ryan Long
  • Paul Meier & Robert Wise
  • J. M. T. Miller
  • Kathi Mills-Macias
  • Evelyn White Minshull
  • Gilbert Morris
  • Bill Myers
  • Catherine Palmer
  • Gary E. Parker
  • Michael Phillips
  • Gayle G. Roper
  • Laurel Schunk
  • Carol D. Slama
  • Audrey Stallsmith
  • Ed Stewart
  • Susan Taggart
  • Charles Turner
  • Ellen Vaughn
  • Jim Walker
  • Robert Whitlow
  • Eric E. Wiggin
  • Robert L. Wise
  • Sally S. Wright

Science Fiction/FantasyHorror

  • James BeauSeigneur
  • Joseph Bentz
  • Randall Scott Ingermanson
  • Jerry Jenkins
  • Jan Lars Jensen
  • Tim LaHaye
  • Marlin Maddoux
  • L. A. Marzulli
  • Bill Myers
  • Michael D. O’Brien
  • John B. Olson
  • M. Scott Peck
  • William Proctor
  • Pat Robertson
  • Jefferson Scott
  • Kathy Tyers
  • Thomas Williams

Romance

  • Ginny Aiken
  • Isabella Alden
  • Hannah Alexander
  • Judy Baer
  • Karen Ball
  • Terri Blackstock
  • Lawana Blackwell
  • Stephen Bly
  • Muriel Canfield
  • Melody Carlson
  • Lori Copeland
  • Doris Elaine Fell
  • Andrew M. Greeley
  • Robin Jones Gunn
  • Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Dee Henderson
  • Barbara Jean Hicks
  • Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Ruth Livingston Hill
  • Kristen Johnson Ingram
  • Sally John
  • Grace Johnson
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • Bonnie Leon
  • Beverly Lewis
  • Shari Macdonald
  • Gilbert Morris
  • Jane Orcutt
  • Catherine Palmer
  • Judith Pella
  • Lisa Samson
  • Debra White Smith
  • Lauraine Snelling
  • Lori Wick
  • Susan DeVore Williams
  • Linda Windsor

American Historical

  • Mark Ammerman
  • Lynn N. Austin
  • Stephen Bly
  • Sigmund Brouwer
  • Jack Cavanaugh
  • Linda Chaikin
  • Lyn Cote
  • Dianna Crawford
  • Sharon Ewell Foster
  • Earl Hamner, Jr.
  • Kristen Heitzmann
  • G. A. Henty
  • B. J. Hoff
  • Angela Elwell Hunt
  • Jane Kirkpatrick
  • Jim & Terri Kraus
  • Al & Joanna Lacy
  • Sally Laity
  • Elyse Larson
  • Mary McReynolds
  • Kathleen Morgan
  • Gilbert Morris
  • Diane Noble
  • Jane Orcutt
  • Janette Oke
  • Catherine Palmer
  • Judith Pella
  • Tracie Peterson
  • Francine Rivers
  • Marlo M. Schalesky
  • Lauraine Snelling
  • Tim Stafford
  • Peggy Stoks
  • Brock & Bodie Thoene
  • Stephanie Grace Whitson
  • Lori Wick
  • Denise J. Williamson

Historicals from around the World

  • Lawana Blackwell
  • Gloria Howe Bremenkamp (Biblical)
  • Orson Scott Card (Biblical)
  • Linda L. Chaikin
  • Donna Fletcher Crow
  • Gene Edwards (Biblical)
  • Ruth Glover
  • Reg Grant
  • Lois T. Henderson (Biblical)
  • G. A. Henty
  • Marjorie Holmes (Biblical)
  • Angela Elwell Hunt
  • Thom Lemmons (Biblical)
  • D. S. Lliteras (Biblical)
  • Gerald N. Lund
  • Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
  • James R. Mills (Biblical)
  • Judith Pella
  • Michael Phillips
  • Francine Rivers
  • Herbert Francis Smith
  • Brock & Bodie Thoene
  • Walter Wangerin (Biblical)
  • Murray Watts (Biblical)
  • Linda Windsor
  • John Hagee (Biblical)

Classics

  • Taylor Caldwell
  • Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Grace Livingston Hill
  • C. S. Lewis
  • George Macdonald
  • Catherine Marshall
  • Charles Sheldon
  • Charles Williams
  • Harold Bell Wright
Need more suggestions? Email the Popular Library or contact your local branch and our staff will be happy to assist you.