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

Welcoming A Memory Of Violets

In the spring of 2012 I was captivated by Hazel Gaynor’s novel, The Girl Who Came Home, a story of several Irish passengers on RMS Titanic. This month Hazel releases her second novel, A Memory Of Violets, and once again steps back into 1912, though this time the setting is…

Historical Novel Blog Tour

This week I’m delighted to be part of the Historical Novel Blog Tour which has been running since late last year, hosted by my fellow historical fiction author, Tiffani Burnett-Velez. Every Monday the tour stops at another historical fiction author’s blog and readers have a chance to get to know…

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…

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