Radclyffe

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This article is about the contemporary writer Radclyffe; for the author of The Well of Loneliness see Radclyffe Hall.
Len Barot
Born1950
Pen nameRadclyffe, L.L. Raand[1]
OccupationWriter Publisher Editor
NationalityAmerican
GenreLesbian romance and erotica
Website
boldstrokesbooks.com radfic.com

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. The trial court found that the malpractice claim was not proven.[15]

Awards[edit]

  • 2017 Golden Crown Literary Award winner, Traditional Contemporary Romance, The Color of Love, Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award finalist Wild Shores; Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • 2016 RWA/Orange County Chapter, Book Buyers Best Contest, Suspense & Mystery with Romantic Elements 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)

Works (A = also in Audiobook format)[edit]

Romance Novels

  • Love's Melody Lost (A)
  • Love's Masquerade (A)
  • Love's Tender Warriors (A)
  • Shadowland
  • Tomorrow's Promise (A)
  • Turn Back Time (A)
  • Passion's Bright Fury (A)
  • When Dreams Tremble (A)
  • Secrets in the Stone (A)
  • Desire By Starlight (A)
  • The Lonely Hearts Club
  • Homestead (A)
  • The Color of Love (A)
  • El Color del Amor (A Spanish translation of The Color of Love)
  • Secret Hearts (A)

ER Romance Series

  • Fated Love (A)
  • El Destino del Amor (A Spanish translation of Fated Love)
  • Night Call
  • Crossroads (A)
  • Passionate Rivals (A)

Short Fiction

  • Training Ops
  • Staying Power
  • The Queen of Hearts
  • Slicker than Slik
  • Freedom Rides
  • Nick of Time
  • By the Light of The Moon
  • Secrets of the Heart
  • Always Next Summer
  • Cinnamon Secrets
  • Erotica 101
  • You Don't Bring Me Flowers
  • First Sight
  • Meeting FTF
  • Helplessly Hers
  • All About Us
  • Tapped Out
  • Clinical Trials
  • Bad Girls And Sweet Kisses
  • Blessed Benediction
  • Happy Happy Birthday, Baby (March 2019)
  • Music On The Wind (March 2019)

Rivers Family Romance Series

  • Against Doctor's Orders (A)
  • Prescription for Love (A)
  • Love on Call (A)
  • Love After Hours (A)
  • Love to the Rescue

First Responders series

  • Trauma Alert (A)
  • Alerta de Traumatismo (A Spanish translation of Trauma Alert)
  • Firestorm (A)
  • Oath of Honor (crossover with Honor Series) (A)
  • Taking Fire (A)
  • Wild Shores (A)
  • Heart Stop (A)
  • Dangerous Waters (A)

The Provincetown Tales

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

The Honor Series

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

The Justice Series

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

Prairie Romance Series

  • Innocent Hearts (A)
  • Promising Hearts (A)

Midnight Hunters Series (Writing as LL Raand)

  • The Midnight Hunt (A)
  • Blood Hunt (A)
  • Night Hunt (A)
  • The Lone Hunt (A)
  • The Magic Hunt (A)
  • Shadow Hunt (A)
  • Rogue Hunt (May 2019)

Anthologies

  • Best Lesbian Romance 2009 (A)
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2010 (A)
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2011 (A)
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2012
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2013
  • Best Lesbian Romance 2014 (A)
  • 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) (A)
  • 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 (A)
  • 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)
  • Lesbian Cowboys - Erotic Adventures (A)
  • Best Lesbian Romance Vol. 6 - Holding Fast (A)

Video[edit]

Radclyffe is featured in the documentary Love Between the Covers  "An entertaining and inspiring look into the billion-dollar romance fiction industry and its powerhouse of female writers and readers, a sisterhood that’s pioneering the digital revolution while finding fortune, fulfillment, and a global community." [16]

http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com/

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lovebetweenthecovers

References[edit]

  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 January 18, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Radclyffe's Biography". Radfic.com. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "Saints and Sinners Literary Hall of Fame". Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "2014 Award Winners - Golden Crown Literary Society". www.goldencrown.org. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Lambda Literary Awards". lambdaliterary.org. Lambda Literary. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Lambda Literary Awards - Mid-Career Novelist Prize". lambdaliterary.org. Retrieved January 18, 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 January 18, 2015.
  12. ^ Patricia Farrell (October 7, 2004) Plastic surgeon by day Archived December 27, 2005, at the Wayback Machine 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.
  16. ^ "Love Between the Covers". Love Between the Covers. Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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