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

The Terminals: Beginning Of A Gripping Series

I’ve already read several of Michael F. Stewart’s novels so I was delighted when I was asked to review The Terminals as part of the book’s blog tour. I might never have discovered Stewart’s books if I hadn’t been asked to review 24 Bones a couple years ago. I loved…

Time Slipping Into A Good Story

I recently received a copy of Serpents in the Garden by Anna Belfrage to review. The publisher, Silverwood Books says this about the story: “After years of hard work, Matthew and Alex Graham have created a thriving home in the Colony of Maryland. About time, in Alex’s opinion, after far…

Where Would You Like To Be On St Patrick’s Day?

On St Patrick’s Day many people, especially Irish expats and those who wish they were Irish, think of Ireland. Whether they remember their home place or the location of a memorable holiday, they return to it in their minds. For St Patrick’s Day I’ve asked a couple Irish authors to…

 
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