Dianne Ascroft

About me

Dianne Ascroft is a Canadian who particularly enjoys historical fiction set in Ireland and Scotland. She lives in rural Northern Ireland with her husband and several strong willed pets.

Her first novel, Hitler and Mars Bars, explores Operation Shamrock, a little known incident in Irish history. She co-edits The Fermanagh Miscellany and also contributed to the local history, The Brookeborough Story, and the fiction collections Foreign Flavours and Tuesdays at Charlie’s. Her articles and short stories have been printed in Canadian and Irish magazines and newspapers.

Dianne is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Fermanagh Authors’ Association and the Fermanagh Writers. She is the contact person for the HNS Irish branch.

From my website

Delving Into The Blood of the Fifth Knight

I have read The Fifth Knight and its sequel, The Blood of the Fifth Knight, and loved both of them. So I’m absolutely delighted to welcome the author E. M. Powell to Ascroft, eh? to talk with me about The Blood of the Fifth Knight which was released on New…

Joni Rodgers Discusses Indie Publishing and Literary Fiction

Today Joni Rodgers is visiting Ascroft, eh?. She’s participating in a blog tour to celebrate the upcoming release of Outside the Box: Women Writing Women, a limited edition collection of literary novels featuring unlikely heroines. Is indie publishing the new high ground for literary fiction? Guest post by Joni Rodgers…

A Conversation With Carol Cram

I first heard about The Towers of Tuscany when I met Carol Cram at the Historical Novel Society’s conference in London last September. Lake Union Publishing had accepted the novel and Carol was looking forward to the release of the book at the end of the year. Although the era…

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