About

We are a group of historical fiction novelists who enjoy all things British. We publish articles about all aspects of British History and always welcome articles from guest authors. Although we are called English Historical Fiction Authors, we hail from all corners of the globe and our articles are nonfiction. We hope you enjoy learning about the real history behind the fiction in our novels.

Meet our team and regular contributors:

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Cryssa Bazos (Editor)

Cryssa Bazos is an award winning historical fiction writer and 17th century enthusiast with a particular interest in the English Civil War. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Romantic Novelist Association and is a co-editor and contributor of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog. 

Her debut novel, Traitor's Knot, is a romantic tale of adventure set during the English Civil War and is published by Endeavour Press. It has been awarded a Discovered Diamond and a Discovered Diamond Book of the Month.

Cryssa's Website | Amazon | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Charlene Newcomb (Editor)

Char lives in Kansas and spent most of her time at the library until she retired from her day job. Now she'll be there to pursue research for her fiction and visit her former co-workers. Char's writing roots are in science fiction. Since the mid 1990s, she has published numerous short stories in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including "A Certain Point of View," in Star Wars: Tales from the Empire. Her first novel, a contemporary family saga, debuted in 2012, but her true love is historical fiction. Her Battle Scars series are  adventures with a knightly romance set in the late 12th century: Men of the Cross, For King and Country, and Swords of the King are B.R.A.G. Medallion honorees. King is an HNS Editor's Choice, a Discovered Diamond, a finalist in the 2016 Chaucer Awards for pre-historical fiction, and received an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Ebooks Awards; and Swords was short-listed for the 2018 Chaucer Awards. Char will publish Echoes of the Storm (science fiction) in 2020; and she is writing a new medieval tale that takes place near the end of King John's reign.

Char's Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Amazon


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Annie Whitehead (Editor)

Annie Whitehead studied History under the eminent Medievalist Ann Williams. She is a member of the Royal Historical Society and an editor for EHFA. She has written three award-winning novels set in Anglo-Saxon England, one of which, To Be A Queen was long-listed for the Historical Novel Society (HNS) Indie Book of the year 2016, and her full-length nonfiction book, Mercia: The Rise and Fall of a Kingdom is published by Amberley Books. She has contributed to fiction and nonfiction anthologies, including 1066 turned Upside Down, and written for various magazines, including winning the New Writer Magazine Prose Competition. She was the winner of the inaugural Historical Writers’ Association/Dorothy Dunnett Prize 2017. She has recently been a judge for that same competition, and for the HNS Short Story Competition. Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England is published by Pen & Sword Books

Annie's Website | Blog | Amazon Author Page | Twitter


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Debra Brown (Founder EHFA)

Debra lives in Oregon, USA. She has studied in various fields. Those that have had the greatest impact on her life are homeopathy and creative pursuits. She loves oil painting, interior and landscape design, jewelry design and at long last, writing. Her decision to write came when she watched the last period drama on her Netflix queue. Another story was definitely needed! Debra's novel, The Companion of Lady Holmeshire, is published by World Castle Publishing and receiving great reviews. She is working on her second novel, For the Skylark. Debbie has also co-edited two volumes of select EHFA blog posts, published under the title Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors, Volumes I and II.

Debra's Website | Books (UK) | Books (US)


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Anna Belfrage

Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a professional time-traveller. As such a profession does not exists, she settled for second best and became a financial professional with two absorbing interests, namely history and writing.
Presently, Anna is hard at work with The King’s Greatest Enemy, a series set in the 1320s featuring Adam de Guirande, his wife Kit, and their adventures and misfortunes in connection with Roger Mortimer’s rise to power.

When Anna is not stuck in the 14th century, chances are she’ll be visiting in the 17th century, more specifically with Alex and Matthew Graham, the protagonists of the acclaimed The Graham Saga. This series is the story of two people who should never have met – not when she was born three centuries after him.

Anna's Website | Blog | Amazon | FaceBook | Twitter

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Nancy Bilyeau

Nancy Bilyeau is a writer and magazine editor who has worked on the staffs of "Rolling Stone," "Entertainment Weekly" and "Good Housekeeping." Her debut novel,"The Crown," is a thriller set in Tudor England. Simon & Schuster's Touchstone will publish the "The Crown" in January 2012. Orion publishes it in February 2012, followed by Germany, Italy, Portugal, and the Netherlands. A native of Michigan, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Nancy is the author of The Crown.

Nancy's Website | Blog: Nancy and Sam Thomas



Lauren Gilbert

An avid reader, Lauren Gilbert was introduced to English authors early in life (from classic literature such as PERSUASION by Jane Austen and JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte, to period romances by Margaret Campbell Barnes, Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy/Philippa Carr (all one person!) and Georgette Heyer, and to the mysteries of Dorothy Sayers, Patricia Wentworth and Agatha Christie). Lauren is fascinated by England and its history, and multiple visits to England have only heightened her interest. A member of JASNA since about 2001, she attended the Annual General Meetings in Los Angeles in 2004, and Vancouver, BC, CA in 2007, and will participate in the up-coming Annual General Meeting in Ft. Worth. Her first book, HEYERWOOD: A Novel was released in 5/2011.

Lauren's Website | Blog


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Margaret Porter

Margaret Porter is the award-winning and bestselling author of twelve period novels, whose other publication credits include nonfiction and poetry. A Pledge of Better Times, her highly acclaimed novel of 17th century courtiers Lady Diana de Vere and Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St. Albans, is her latest release, available in trade paperback and ebook. Margaret studied British history in the UK and the US. As historian, her areas of speciality are social, theatrical, and garden history of the 17th and 18th centuries, royal courts, and portraiture. A former actress, she gave up the stage and screen to devote herself to fiction writing, travel, and her rose gardens.





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