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

Liv Thomas Knows Two Heads Are Better Than One

Several months ago I read a heartwarming and engaging novel, Beneath An Irish Sky, and I enjoyed its fresh take on Irish society and life. The novel is written under the pen name Isabella Connor. Isabella is actually two authors, Liv Thomas and Val Otaneanu.  Liv lives in the south…

Without A Word Of A Lie, I Loved Lies Told In Silence

Recently I had the pleasure of reading Lies Told In Silence by M.K. Tod. It’s a well written, poignant novel and as I read I lost myself in the story, not even bothering to make notes for my Historical Fiction Virtual Tours review. In fact, I was so captivated by…

Zeus of Ithome: Step Into The Ancient World

Today we’re stepping back into the ancient world. I’ve invited Tim Taylor, author of Zeus of Ithome, to visit Ascroft, eh? to tell us a little about his novel. You’re very welcome here, Tim. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. Zeus of Ithome recounts the true…

 
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