Hannah Byron

A plain-vanilla girl who likes history, heriones & high stakes

Hannah Byron

A plain-vanilla girl who likes history, heriones & high stakes

Ever since I could hold a pen, I’ve written stories and poems, and I’ll write till my dying day. I became a published author in 2011, but in 2020 I’ve decided to narrow my genre to Historical Fiction and launch my first four books in the Resistance Girl Series.

I have a fondness for history, heroines, and high stakes. So, these days you can often find me researching the world wars of the 20th century. I’m fascinated by that period and how it has shaped the world you and I live in today. Especially the opportunities for women. Think only of simple things as the right to vote!

Combining research with creating fictional stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things is what I absolutely adore. If you’re interested in finding more about the golden nuggets of my archive digging, do check out my blog ‘Historical Facts & Fiction’.

My prose has been described as character-driven and descriptive. I’m heavily influenced by the early Russian, European, and American novelists… and by the stacks of Harlequin novellas I used to read. A cocktail of the absolute best with the quick & dirty is a favourite of mine.

It is my wish to captivate you with my European stories from a time when life was perhaps less rushed but certainly as complicated.


Hannah Byron (penname of Hannah Ferguson) was born in 1956 in Paris (Fr.). She is of British/Irish/Dutch descent and lives in The Netherlands. Next to writing historical fiction, she is a part-time translator for a Dutch university. Hannah has two grown sons and lost her 29-year-old daughter in 2014.

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