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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]


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. 

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