Author Archives: Cryssa Bazos

About Cryssa Bazos

Historical fiction writer and 17th century enthusiast.

An Ode to Mary Stewart

On the 101st anniversary of novelist Mary Stewart, I reflect on her inspiration. Continue reading

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Historical Perspective and the Modern Audience

Balancing historical sensibilities for the modern reader is one of the biggest challenges for the historical fiction author. Continue reading

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The Hudson’s Bay Company: a 17th century multicultural start up

The Hudson’s Bay Company is known for it’s iconic striped blanket, but did you know that it a multicultural start up, founded nearly 350 years ago by two French trappers, a German Prince and an English King? Continue reading

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From Ostler to Eventer: Guest post by Roland Clarke + #Giveaway

Today I welcome author Roland Clarke who talks about Eventing and horsemanship + a #Giveaway Continue reading

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Combining words, art, and a book launch

One art mirrors another: the serendipity of holding a book launch in a local art gallery. Continue reading

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Because it happened: How not to write historical fiction

A historical fiction writing tip: Make it happen, instead of writing about it happening. Continue reading

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The Countess of Carlisle

The real life inspiration for Alexandre Dumas’s Milady: 17th century socialite and femme fatale, Lucy Hay. Continue reading

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