BIOGRAPHY

About Radclyffe

Radclyffe is a retired surgeon and full time author-publisher. She has published over fifty novels as well as dozens of short stories and edited numerous anthologies.

 

She is a seven-time Lambda Literary Award finalist in romance, mystery and erotica--winning in both romance (Distant Shores, Silent Thunder) and erotica (Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen Moments edited with Stacia Seaman and In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip written with Karin Kallmaker). A member of the Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame, she is also an RWA / FF&P Prism Award winner for Secrets in the Stone, an RWA FTHRW Lories and RWA HODRW winner for Firestorm, an RWA Bean Pot winner for Crossroads, and an RWA Laurel Wreath winner for Blood Hunt.

 

In addition to being a multi-Independent Publisher's award winner (IPPY), an Alice B. Readers' award winner, a multi-finalist for the Benjamin Franklin award, and multi-winner of ForeWord Review Book of the Year awards, in 2014 she was awarded the Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Award by the Lambda Literary Foundation.

 

She is the president of Bold Strokes Books, founded in 2004, one of the world’s largest independent LGBTQI publishing companies. She lives on a farm in upstate New York with her spouse.

 

    Awards

  • 2020 Bookseller’s Best award for Cost of Honor in Romantic Suspense from the Greater Detroit RWA.

  • 2018 Book Buyers Best Contest First Place Winner Secret Hearts; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2017 Golden Crown Literary Award winner The Color of Love; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist Wild Shores; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2016 Book Buyers Best Contest Winner Price of Honor; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2015 Golden Crown Literary Award finalist The Magic Hunt; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2014 Golden Crown Literary Award winner Best Lesbian Romance 2015; Cleis Press

  • 2014 Golden Crown Literary Award Paranormal Romance winner The Lone Hunt; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2014 Golden Crown Literary Award Romantic Intrigue winner Code of Honor; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2014 Golden Crown Literary Award Traditional Romance winner Homestead; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2014 INDIEFAB finalist, Myth & Magic, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2014 INDIEFAB finalist, Against Doctor's Orders, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2014 Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize (Lambda Literary Foundation)

  • 2013 RWA/New England Chapter Bean Pot winner Crossroads, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2013 INDIEFAB finalist, Homestead, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2012 INDIEFAB finalist, OMG Queer ed. With Nell Stark, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2012 RWA/VCRW Laurel Wreath winner Blood Hunt, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2012 RWA/FTHRW Lories and RWA/HODRW Aspen Gold award winner Firestorm, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award winner LL Raand, Blood Hunt, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2011 IPPY silver medalist (Romance) Trauma Alert, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2011 INDIEFAB Silver winner, Firestorm; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2012 INDIEFAB Bronze winner, Crossroads; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2010 INDIEFAB finalist, Trauma Alert, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2010 RWA/Prism award winner Secrets in the Stone, Bold Strokes Books Inc 

  • 2010 ForeWord Review Book of the Year finalist Trauma Alert, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2010 ForeWord Review Book of the Year finalist Secrets in the Stone, Bold Strokes Books Inc 

  • 2010 Lambda Literary Award Finalist Best Lesbian Romance 2010; Cleis Press

  • 2009 Lambda Literary Award winner (Erotica) In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip (cowritten with Karin Kallmaker), Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2009 INDIEFAB finalist, Justice for All

  • 2009 INDIEFAB finalist, Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2008 INDIEFAB Silver winner Night Call; Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2006 Lambda Literary Award winner (Erotica) Stolen Moments, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2006 Lambda Literary Award winner (Romance) Distant Shores, Silent Thunder, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame 2009

  • 2008 Golden Crown Literary award winner Road Games and In Deep Waters, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2007 Golden Crown Literary award winner Extreme Passions and Promising Hearts, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2006 Golden Crown Literary award winner Justice Served, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • 2005 Golden Crown Literary award winner Fated Love and Justice in the Shadows, Bold Strokes Books Inc

  • Alice B. Readers’ Awards (2003, 2004