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

A Welcome Return Of Neve & Egan

Last weekend I finished reading Danse Macabre, the third novel in the Neve & Egan crime novels series. The author, Cristelle Comby is on a blog tour and I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. I’ve also read Russian Dolls and Ruby Heart, the previous books…

Chatting With Laura Joh Rowland

Today we’re stepping out of historical Britain and Ireland, the places I always gravitate to, in order to explore Japan during the early 1700s. I’ve invited Laura Joh Rowland, author of The Iris Fan to visit Ascroft, eh? to answer some questions about her most recent novel. Welcome Laura. Let’s…

Engrossed In The Graham Saga Once Again

This must be a record for me: reading three books in the same series within less than a year. For several years I’ve been following Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series but I don’t often get through even two of the books in a year. I dip in and out of them…

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