Indiana Authors

Map of Indiana in yellow


This page lists authors who were either born in Indiana or spent a significant amount of time writing while living in Indiana.

Find more award-winning and emerging Indiana Authors on the Indiana Authors Awards website.

A

  • Michelle Medlock Adams (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • George Ade (Adult, Nonfiction, Plays)
  • Lisa Aldin (Teen, Fiction)
  • Lindsey Alexander (Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry)
  • Shannon Lee Alexander (Teen, Fiction)
  • Crystal Allen (Children, Fiction)
  • John David Anderson (Children, Fiction)
  • Marilyn D. Anderson (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Shannon Anderson (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Peggy Archer (Children, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction)
  • Cynthia Argentine (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Jim Aylesworth (Children, Nonfiction)

B

  • Mindy Baker (Children, Fiction)
  • Gabrielle Balkan (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Rick C. Barry (Adult, Fiction)
  • Laura Bates (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert (Children, Fiction)
  • Kamilla Benko (Children, Fiction)
  • Judith (Judy) Bentley (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Axton Betz-Hamilton (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Thomas Black (Adult, Fiction)
  • Robert Blaemire (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Sarah T. Bolton (Adult, Poetry)
  • Ray Bloomhower (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Terry Border (Children, Fiction)
  • Marianne Boruch (Adult, Poetry)
  • Diane Bradley (Children, Fiction)
  • Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Children, Fiction)
  • Judith Brewer (Children, Fiction)
  • Norman Bridwell (Children, Fiction)
  • Maurice Broaddus (Adult, Fiction)
  • Jessica Brockmole (Adult, Fiction)
  • Skila Brown (Children, Fiction, Poetry)
  • Callista Buchen (Adult, Poetry)
  • A'Leila Bundles (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Tiana Bunnell-Mumford (Children, Fiction)

C

  • Meg Cabot (Adult, Children, Teen, Fiction)
  • P. M. Carlson (Adult, Fiction)
  • Mary Lou Carney (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Brian Allen Carr (Adult, Fiction)
  • Scott Carson, see also Michael Koryta (Adult, Fiction)
  • Jared Carter (Adult, Poetry)
  • Kay Chorao (Children, Fiction)
  • Nathan Clement (Children, Fiction)
  • Eth Clifford (Children, Fiction)
  • Christopher Coake (Adult, Fiction)
  • Colleen Coble (Adult, Fiction)
  • Jay Coles (Children, Fiction)
  • Kristi Collier (Children, Fiction)
  • Ana Crespo (Children, Fiction)
  • Troy Cummings (Children, Fiction)

D

  • Jean M. Dams (Adult, Fiction)
  • Jim Davis (Adult, Teen, Children, Comic Strips)
  • Karen Day (Adult, Fiction)
  • Marlis Day (Adult, Fiction)
  • Debra Kang Dean (Adult, Poetry)
  • Meg DeMakas (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Elise Hofer Derstine (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Kathleen Doherty (Children, Fiction)
  • Rebecca Kai Dotlich (Children, Fiction, Poetry)
  • Theodore Dreiser (Adult, Fiction)
  • Pamela Dumond (Adult, Fiction)
  • Tony and Lauren Dungy (Adult, Nonfiction)

E

  • Edward Eggleston (Adult, Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Kit Ehrman (Adult, Fiction)
  • Michele Eich (Children, Fiction)
  • Sherri Wood Emmons (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Mari Evans (Adult, Poetry)
  • Claire Ewart (Children, Fiction)

F

  • Terence Faherty (Adult, Fiction)
  • James O. Farlow (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Tricia Fields (Adult, Fiction)
  • Lisa Fipps (Children, Fiction)
  • Candace Fleming (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Karen Joy Fowler (Adult, Fiction)
  • Lew Freedman (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Elisabeth H. Friermood (Adult, Fiction)
  • Donna Frisinger (Children, Fiction)
  • Sara Hoskinson Frommer (Adult, Fiction)
  • Helen Frost (Children, Poetry)
  • Bryan Furuness (Adult, Fiction)

G

  • Aaron Galvin (Adult, Fiction)
  • Clifford Garstang (Adult, Fiction)
  • Amy Ammons Garza (Children, Fiction, Poetry)
  • Ross Gay (Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry)
  • Sarah Gerkensmeyer (Adult, Fiction)
  • Shane Gibson (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Chadwick Gillenwater (Children, Fiction)
  • Aracelis Girmay (Adult, Poetry)
  • Eugene Gloria (Adult, Poetry)
  • Savannah J. Goins (Teen, Fiction)
  • Linda Gondosch (Children, Fiction)
  • Laurie Gray (Teen, Fiction)
  • John Green (Teen, Fiction)
  • Valiska Gregory (Children, Poetry)
  • Donna Griffin (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Victoria Griswold (Children, Fiction)
  • John Gruelle (Children, Fiction, Comic Strips)
  • Philip Gulley (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Susan G. Gunderson (Children, Nonfiction)

H

  • Margaret Peterson Haddix (Children, Teen, Fiction)
  • Dorothy Drumm Hamilton (Children, Teen, Fiction)
  • Rob Harrell (Adult, Children, Comic Strips, Fiction)
  • Andre Renee Harris (Children, Fiction)
  • Marc Harshman (Adult, Poetry)
  • Ben Hatke (Children, Graphic Novels)
  • Jerry Hay (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Joseph Hayes (Adult, Fiction)
  • Joe L. Hensley (Adult, Fiction)
  • Katie Hesterman (Children, Poetry)
  • Michael Homoya (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Phillip Hoose (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Pamela Horner (Teen, Fiction)
  • Kim Howard (Children, Fiction)
  • Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Kathleen Hughes (Adult, Fiction)
  • Mabel Leigh Hunt (Children, Fiction)
  • James Lee Hutchinson (Adult, Nonfiction)

I

  • Mary Blair Immel (Adult, Fiction)

J

  • Elaine Jannetides (Adult, Fiction)
  • Michelle Janson (Children, Fiction)
  • Jennifer Jensen (Adult, Fiction)
  • Christine Johnson (Adult, Fiction)
  • Leah Johnson (Teen, Fiction)
  • Sara K. Joiner (Teen, Fiction)
  • Rebecca C. Jones (Children, Nonfiction)

K

  • Sharon Kane (Children, Fiction)
  • Angie Karcher (Children, Fiction)
  • Julia Karr (Teen, Fiction)
  • Keiko Kasza (Children, Fiction)
  • Marybeth Kelsey (Children, Fiction)
  • Bill Kenley (Teen, Fiction)
  • Deborah E. Kennedy (Adult, Fiction)
  • Robert Kent (Adult, Teen, Fiction)
  • Sofi Keren (Adult, Fiction)
  • Monica Kerr (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Patricia Kieta (Children, Fiction)
  • Bette Killion (Children, Poetry)
  • Haven Kimmel (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Elizabeth Klehfoth (Adult, Fiction)
  • Alina Klein (Children, Tee, Fiction)
  • Angie Klink (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Devon Kondaki (Children, Fiction, Poetry)
  • Michael Koryta, see also Scott Carson (Adult, Fiction)
  • Norbert Krapf (Adult, Poetry)
  • Nancy Kriplen (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Karen Kulinski (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Karen B. Kurtz (Children, Nonfiction)

L

  • Rebecca Lard (Adult, Poetry)
  • Kathryn Lasky (Children, Teen, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Brian Leung (Adult, Fiction)
  • Andrew Levy (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Patrick J. Lewis (Children, Poetry)
  • Douglas Light (Adult, Fiction)
  • Micah Ling (Adult, Fiction)
  • Kathi Linz (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Ross Lockridge, Jr. (Adult, Fiction)
  • Rachel Loepker (Teen, Fiction)
  • Robin Lee Lovelace (Adult, Fiction)

M

  • Kelly Madden (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • James H. Madison (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Kekla Magoon (Children, Teen, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Charles Major (Adult, Fiction)
  • Christopher Marshall (Adult, Fiction)
  • Elsa Marston (Children, Teen, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry)
  • Laura Martin (Children, Fiction)
  • Michael Martone (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Miriam E. Mason (Children, Fiction)
  • Chantel Massey (Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry)
  • Adrian Matejka (Adult, Poetry)
  • Janna Matthies (Children, Fiction)
  • Brenda Maxfield (Adult, Fiction)
  • Page McBrier (Children, Fiction)
  • George Barr McCutcheon (Adult, Fiction, Plays)
  • Ralph McInerny (Adult, Fiction)
  • Kevin McKelvey (Adult, Poetry)
  • Margaret McMullan (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Diana Medler (Children, Fiction)
  • Heather Lynn Miller (Children, Fiction)
  • Peggy Reiff Miller (Children, Fiction)
  • Saundra Mitchell (Teen, Fiction)
  • Katie Mitschelen (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Trey Mock (Children, Fiction)
  • Christine Montross (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Edward Kelsey Moore (Adult, Fiction)
  • Aaron Michael Morales (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Barbara Olenyik Morrow (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Mike Mullin (Teen, Fiction)

N

  • Phyllis Naylor (Children, Fiction)
  • Roger Neal (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Susan Neville (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Meredith Nicholson (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Holly L. Niner (Children, Fiction)
  • Jennifer Niven (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Jeannette Covert Nolan (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Alicia Novo (Teen, Fiction)

O

  • Annette Oppenlander (Teen, Fiction)
  • Todd Outcalt (Adult, Nonfiction)

P

  • Angela Palm (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • William J. Palmer (Adult, Fiction)
  • Bill Peet (Children, Fiction)
  • Shane Phipps (Children, Fiction)
  • Michael Poore (Children, Fiction)
  • Mackenzie Porter (Children, Fiction)
  • Nate Powell (Adult, Teen, Graphic Novel)
  • Ernie Pyle (Adult, Nonfiction)

R

  • Lori Rader-Day (Adult, Fiction)
  • Doris Gaines Rapp (Children, Fiction)
  • Paige Rawl (Teen, Nonfiction)
  • Lynn Rowe Reed (Children, Fiction)
  • Beth Reichmuth (Children, Fiction)
  • Tracy Richardson (Teen, Fiction)
  • James Whitcomb Riley (Adult, Poetry)
  • Rachel Sherwood Roberts (Adult, Teen, Fiction)
  • Teresa Robeson (Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Phyllis Root (Children, Fiction)
  • Judith L. Root (Children, Fiction)

S

  • Scott Russel Sanders (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Children, Fiction)
  • Steven Sater (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • April Pulley Sayre (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Lola M. Schaefer (Children, Fiction)
  • Sarah J. Schmitt (Adult, Fiction)
  • Betty Jo Schuler (Teen, Fiction)
  • Greg Schwipps (Adult, Fiction)
  • Pamela F. Service (Children, Fiction)
  • Michael Shelden (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Jean Shepherd (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Barbara Shoup (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • David Slonim (Children, Fiction)
  • Earl Snellenberger (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Sarah Steele (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Melissa Stephenson (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Chris Stevenson (Children, Fiction)
  • James Still (Adult, Plays)
  • Jeff Stone (Children, Fiction)
  • Rex Stout (Adult, Fiction)
  • Gene Stratton-Porter (Adult, Fiction)
  • Bess Sturgis (Children, Fiction)
  • Liz Subrin (Children, Fiction)
  • Annie Sullivan (Teen, Fiction)
  • Bill Sullivan (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • Larry Sweazy (Adult, Fiction)

T

  • Booth Tarkington (Adult, Fiction)
  • Dark Rain Thom (Adult, Nonfiction)
  • James Alexander Thom (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Maurice Thompson (Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry)
  • Kelsey Timmerman (Children, Nonfiction)
  • Rosanne Tolin (Children, Teen, Nonfiction)
  • Gail Truax (Children, Fiction)
  • Kelly Tully (Children, Teen, Fiction)

V

  • Christina Vagenius (Children, Fiction)
  • Kristi Valiant (Children, Fiction)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (Adult, Fiction)

W

  • Shari Wagner (Adult, Poetry)
  • Dan Wakefield (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Lew Wallace (Adult, Fiction)
  • Sharon Biggs Waller (Teen, Fiction)
  • Kevin Waltman (Teen, Fiction)
  • Walter Wangerin (Adult, Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Peter J. Welling (Children, Fiction)
  • Jessamyn West (Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Sherry West (Children, Fiction)
  • Chris White (Adult, Fiction, Plays)
  • Savannah Whitson (Children, Fiction)
  • D. Linn Whorley (Adult, Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Eric Walker Williams (Children, Fiction)
  • B. A. Williamson (Children, Fiction)
  • Ben H. Winters (Adult, Fiction)
  • Dick Wolfsie (Adult, Children, Fiction, Nonfiction)
  • Pamela Woods-Jackson (Teen, Fiction)
  • Chris Woodsworth (Children, Fiction)
  • Connie Nordheim Wooldridge (Children, Fiction)
  • Tracy Edward Wymer (Children, Fiction)

Y

  • Mrs. J Young (Children, Fiction)

Z

  • Francesca Zappia (Teen, Fiction)