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This article is about the contemporary writer Radclyffe; for the author of The Well of Loneliness see Radclyffe Hall.
See also: Radcliffe
Lenora Barot
Radclyffe (Len Barot), 2014.jpg
Born 1950
Pen name Radclyffe, L.L. Raand,[1] L. Rand, Len Barot
Occupation Writer Publisher Editor
Nationality American
Genre Lesbian romance and erotica

Radclyffe (real name Dr. Lenora Ruth Barot,[2][3] born 1950[citation needed]) is an American author of lesbian romance, paranormal romance, erotica and mystery. She has authored multiple short stories, fan fiction[4] and edited numerous anthologies.[5] Barot is a member of the Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame[6] and winner of the Laurel Wreath, Beanpot, RWA Prism, Lories, Aspen Gold, Golden Crown Literary Society, and Lambda Literary Awards.[7][8] She is a 2003/04 recipient of The Alice B Readers Award for her body of work as well as a member of the Golden Crown Literary Society, Pink Ink, and the Romance Writers of America. In 2014, the Lambda Literary Foundation awarded Barot with the Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist award acknowledging her as an established author, with a strong following, and the promise of future high-quality work.[9] Barot founded the LGBTQ publishing house Bold Strokes Books in 2004.[10] She has given many workshops on the craft of writing and in 2013, she founded the Flax Mill Creek Writers Retreat[11] where she offers both face-to-face and online workshops to authors at all stages of development.

She lives with her partner, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor Dr. Lee Ligon,[5] in Johnsonville, New York.

Previously combining a full-time private clinic (where she worked as plastic surgeon) with writing books, Barot retired from medicine in 2005[10] to devote herself full-time to writing. Barot chooses not to type, instead using speech recognition software to write her books.[12]

Early life and education[edit]

She was valedictorian of the June 1968 graduating class of Hudson Falls High School in Hudson Falls, New York. She attended the State University of New York at Albany.[13]

Barot graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1976.[2][14] Barot is board certified in Plastic Surgery.[2]

Medical career and lawsuits[edit]

While working for Cooper Plastic Surgery Association in 2005 Lenora Barot was sued for medical malpractice. The plaintiff in the case claimed that her breast reconstruction surgery was unsuccessful and resulted in significant complications. The plaintiff had to undergo multiple additional surgeries due to those complications and suffered permanent injuries to her breast and abdomen as well as a loss of strength in her left arm.[15]


Lambda Literary Awards:

  • 2005 – Romance category for Distant Shores, Silent Thunder
  • 2005 – Erotica category as editor, with Stacia Seaman, Stolen Moments: Erotic Interludes 2

Golden Crown Literary Society Awards:

  • 2005 – Romance category for Fated Love
  • 2005 – Intrigue/Thriller category for Justice in the Shadows
  • 2006 – Mystery/Action/Adventure/Thriller category for Justice Served
  • 2007 – Lesbian Romance category for Promising Hearts
  • 2007 – Erotica category as editor, with Stacia Seaman for Erotic Interludes 5: Road Games
  • 2012 - Paranormal Romance category for Blood Hunt (as L.L. Raand)
  • 2014 - Anthology/Collection category for Best Lesbian Romance
  • 2014 - Paranormal/Horror category for The Lone Hunt (as L.L. Raand)
  • 2014 - Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure category for Code of Honor
  • 2014 - Traditional Contemporary Romance category for Homestead
  • 2015 - Paranormal Romance category for The Magic Hunt (as L.L. Raand)

Lesbian Fiction Reader's Choice Awards:

  • 2008 – Favorite Romance Book category for The Lonely Hearts Club
  • 2008 – Favorite Erotica Book category, co-authored by Karin Kallmaker, In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip
  • 2009 – Favorite Adventure & Mystery Book category for Justice for All
  • 2009 – Favorite Romance Book category for Secrets in the Stone
  • 2009 – Favorite Anthology Book category as editor, with Stacia Seaman, Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets



  • Fated Love
  • Innocent Hearts
  • Love's Melody Lost
  • Love's Masquerade
  • Love's Tender Warriors
  • Promising Hearts
  • Shadowland
  • Tomorrow's Promise
  • Turn Back Time
  • Passion's Bright Fury
  • When Dreams Tremble
  • Secrets in the Stone
  • Desire By Starlight
  • The Lonely Hearts Club
  • Night Call
  • Crossroads
  • Homestead

Rivers Community Romances

  • Against Doctor's Orders
  • Prescription for Love

First Responders series

  • Trauma Alert
  • Firestorm
  • Oath of Honor (crossover with Honor Series)
  • Taking Fire

The Provincetown Tales

  • Safe Harbor
  • Beyond the Breakwaters
  • Distant Shores, Silent Thunder
  • Storms of Change
  • Winds of Fortune
  • Returning Tides
  • Sheltering Dunes

The Honor Series

  • Above All, Honor
  • Honor Bound
  • Love & Honor
  • Honor Guards
  • Honor Reclaimed
  • Honor Under Siege
  • Word of Honor
  • Code of Honor
  • Price of Honor

The Justice Series

  • A Matter of Trust (prequel)
  • Shield of Justice
  • In Pursuit of Justice
  • Justice in the Shadows
  • Justice Served
  • Justice for All

Writing as LL Raand

  • The Midnight Hunt
  • Blood Hunt
  • Night Hunt
  • The Lone Hunt
  • The Magic Hunt
  • Shadow Hunt


  • Best Lesbian Romance 2009
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2010
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2011
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2012
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2013
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2014
  • Best Lesbian Romance of the Year, Vol 1 (2015)
  • Women of the Dark Street (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Breathless: Tales of Celebration (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Change of Pace: Erotic Interludes (A short story collection)
  • Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen Moments (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Erotic Interludes 3: Lessons in Love (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Erotic Interludes 4: Extreme Passions (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Erotic Interludes 5: Road Games (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Radical Encounters
  • Romantic Interludes 1: Discovery (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Romantic Interludes 2: Secrets (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • In Deep Waters 1: Cruising the Seas
  • In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip
  • OMG Queer
  • Amor and More: Love Everafter (ed. with Stacia Seaman)
  • Myth and Magic (ed. with Stacia Seaman)


  1. ^ "LLRaand". Radfic.com. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dr. Lenora Barot, MD – Plastic Surgeon in Voorhees, NJ – Plastic Surgery". Vitals.com. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jane Chen: A Survey of the Lesbian Fiction Publishing Industry AfterEllen.com, July 7, 2006
  4. ^ "Radclyffe Fan Fiction". Radfic.com. Radfic. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Radclyffe's Biography". Radfic.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame". Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Award Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". www.goldencrown.org. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  8. ^ "Lambda Literary Awards". lambdaliterary.org. Lambda Literary. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lambda Literary Awards - Mid-Career Novelist Prize". lambdaliterary.org. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Meet Publisher Len Barot". Ninc.com. September 1, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Flax Mill Writers Retreat". flaxmillcreek.com. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  12. ^ Patricia Farrell (October 7, 2004) Plastic surgeon by day Provincetown Banner. Retrieved on May 26, 2007.
  13. ^ "The Post-Star, Glen Fall, New York : Monday, February 17, 1969" (PDF). Fultonhistory.com. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dr. Lenora R. Barot, MD – Phone & Address Info – – General Surgery & Plastic Surgery". Healthgrades.com. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "BARBARA A. FINLEY v. LENORA BAROT, M.D., et al. :: 2005 :: New Jersey Superior Court". October 25, 2005. 

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