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 Paradise Tree Q & A

Today Elena Maria Vidal is visiting Ascroft, eh? to answer a few questions about her new novel, The Paradise Tree, a story of Irish immigrants who arrived in Canada during the  late 1800s and built a new life in the province of Ontario. Since my ancestors arrived in Canada from…

A Debut Novel Q&A: The Good Doctor

Today I’ve invited John Eliot to visit Ascroft, eh? to tell us a bit about his new novel, The Good Doctor. Welcome John. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. JE: My novel, The Good Doctor, is based loosely around the life of my father Thomas Eliot…

Richard H. Hardy and The Infinity Program

Today I’ve invited novelist, Richard H. Hardy to join me on Ascroft, eh? to answer a few questions about his recently released novel, The Infinity Program. Welcome Richard. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. RH: The discovery of an alien quantum computer disrupts the lives of…

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