The Honor Roll

Updated July 2016

The RWA Honor Roll recognizes current RWA members who have a work of romance fiction, excluding multi-author anthologies and multi-author boxed sets, that has: appeared on any New York Times bestseller list; appeared on any Publishers Weekly bestseller list; appeared in the top 50 of the USA Today bestseller list; or sold at least 100,000 copies in a single language, including copies from digital, print and audio formats, as well as reissues of the identical work that do not appear in multi-author anthologies and multi-author boxed sets.

"Sold" includes commercial transactions where the work is sold or licensed to an end consumer in exchange for money. There must be a record of the number of copies sold.

To apply for the Honor Roll, please click here: https://www.rwa.org/honorrollapplication.

*An asterisk beside a name indicates the member has passed away.


Cherry Adair
Marina Adair
Lara Adrian
Ann Aguirre
G. A. Aiken
Victoria Alexander
Susan Andersen
Catherine Anderson
Bella Andre
Mary Kay Andrews
Melody Anne
Vivian Arend
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Claire Ashby
Jennifer Ashley
Kristen Ashley
Ginny Baird
Nina Bangs
Leanne Banks
Maya Banks
Jill Barnett
Beverly Barton*
Jamie Beck
Sawyer Bennett
Jo Beverley*
Jennifer Blake
Lexi Blake
Lauren Blakely
Rebecca Brandewyne
Jean Brashear
Allison Brennan
Suzanne Brockmann
Tracy Brogan
Kathleen Brooks
Carolyn Brown
Jo Ann Brown
Sandra Brown
Heather Burch
Jaci Burton
Mary Burton
Shirlee Busbee
Catherine Bybee
Meg Cabot
Kristen Callihan
Stella Cameron
Audrey Carlan
Kate Carlisle
Liz Carlyle
Mari Carr
Robyn Carr
Ally Carter
Carla Cassidy
Kristin Cast
P. C. Cast
Jayne Castle
Loretta Chase
Jessica Clare
Elaine Coffman
Kresley Cole
Phoebe Conn
Sheila Connolly
Catherine Coulter
Jay Crownover
Jennifer Crusie
Tessa Dare
Kathryn Lynn Davis
Alyssa Day
Sylvia Day
Barbara Delinsky
Kathie DeNosky
Jude Deveraux
Shannon Drake
Eileen Dreyer
Lynette Eason
Cynthia Eden
Nicole Edwards
Sandra Edwards
Simone Elkeles
Kendra Elliot
Suzanne Enoch
Dee Ernst
Christine Feehan
Liz Fielding
Gaelen Foley
Tina Folsom
Marie Force
Suzanne Forster
Delores Fossen
Lori Foster
Barbara Freethy
Jeaniene Frost
Caroline Fyffe
Diana Gabaldon
Yasmine Galenorn
Lisa Gardner
Dorothy Garlock
Julie Garwood
Cindy Gerard
Tess Gerritsen
Rachel Gibson
Deeanne Gist
Heather Graham
Laura Griffin
Patricia Hagan
Barb Han
Lori Handeland
Cristin Harber
Fiona Harper
Alexis Harrington
Charlaine Harris
Liliana Hart
Karen Hawkins
Lorraine Heath
Virginia Henley
Nancy Herkness
Rita Herron
Kristan Higgins
Tami Hoag
Joan Hohl
Debra Holland
Linda Howard
Elizabeth Hoyt
C. C. Hunter
Jillian Hunter
Madeline Hunter
Helena Hunting
JA Huss
Alexandra Ivy
Brenda Jackson
Lisa Jackson
Mara Jacobs
Eloisa James
Julie James
Sabrina Jeffries
Susan Johnson
Joan Johnston
Linda Winstead Jones
Nicole Jordan
Skye Jordan
Dara Joy
Brenda Joyce
Andrea Kane
Deb Kastner
Laura Kaye
Susanna Kearsley
Dorien Kelly
Leslie Kelly
Elle Kennedy
J. Kenner
Alison Kent
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Laura Kinsale
Lisa Kleypas
Angela Knight
Betina Krahn
Jayne Ann Krentz
Jill Marie Landis
Laura Landon
Eve Langlais
Christina Lauren
Stephanie Laurens
Shelly Laurenston
Melinda Leigh
Barbara Longley
Dianna Love
Merline Lovelace
Elizabeth Lowell
Cherrie Lynn
Katie MacAlister
Kinley MacGregor
Sarah MacLean
Debbie Macomber
Melanie Marchande
Melissa Marr
Kat Martin
Anne Mather
Patricia Matthews
Cathy Maxwell
Molly McAdams
Trish McCallan
Monica McCarty
Lorena McCourtney
Crista McHugh
Jen McLaughlin
Judith McNaught
Jennifer McQuiston
Tara Sue Me
Kasey Michaels
Courtney Milan
Julie Miller
Linda Lael Miller
Lisa Mondello
Angi Morgan
Sarah Morgan
Pamela Morsi
Monica Murphy
Nancy Naigle
Elisabeth Naughton
Carla Neggers
Chloe Neill
Erin Nicholas
Alyson Noel
Brenda Novak
Terri Osburn
Sandra Owens
Laurelin Paige
Rebecca Paisley
Carly Phillips
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Jennifer Probst
Mary Jo Putney
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Katy Regnery
CD Reiss
Erica Ridley
Christine Rimmer
Karen Robards
J. D. Robb
Katee Robert
Nora Roberts

Karen Rose
JoAnn Ross
Jennifer Ryan
Lexi Ryan
Sharon Sala
Lynsay Sands
Sharon Schulze
J.S. Scott
Jill Shalvis
Kathryn Shay
Maggie Shayne
Gena Showalter
Cherise Sinclair
Nalini Singh
Christina Skye
Bertrice Small*
Haywood Smith
Karen Rose Smith
S. E. Smith
Tiffany Snow
Kerrelyn Sparks
Erica Spindler
Shannon Stacey
Wendy Corsi Staub
Shelli Stevens
Mariah Stewart
Susan Stoker
Anne Stuart
Denise Grover Swank
Denise Swanson
Janelle Taylor
RaeAnne Thayne
Jodi Thomas
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Tijan
Alessandra Torre
Julie Ann Walker
J. R. Ward
Christine Warren
Tracy Anne Warren
Tammara Webber
Loreth Anne White
Susan Wiggs
Meredith Wild
Lori Wilde
Jasinda Wilder
Lauren Willig
C. L. Wilson
Tracy Wolff
Joanna Wylde
Maisey Yates
Samantha Young
Rebecca Zanetti