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

Fermanagh Miscellany 2014: A Decade Of Turmoil

Last week Fermanagh Miscellany 2014: A Decade of Turmoil, an eighth collection of writings by members of Fermanagh Authors’ Association, was released as an ebook. The print edition of the book sold out very quickly when it was released last December. The contributions to the anthology all focus on events…

A Captivating Novel of Corsica Explored

This summer I read a wonderful historical novel set in Corsica, The House At Zaronza by Vanessa Couchman. I’ve always wanted to visit this island so I soaked up the scenery and atmosphere as I read. I was also completely absorbed in the story. It is a well written love…

Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter Q & A

Today I’ve invited Kathy Fischer-Brown to Ascroft, eh? to tell us about the beginning of The Serpent’s Tooth trilogy. Welcome, Kathy. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. KFB: Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter is the first book in “The Serpent’s Tooth” trilogy, so I will mention the other…

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