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

Relishing Revenge and Retribution

I recently received a copy of Revenge and Retribution by Anna Belfrage in exchange for an honest review. It’s number 6 in an eight book timeslip historical fiction series set in the seventeenth century. This is the second book I’ve read in the series; I reviewed Book 5, Serpents in…

How Do You Sum Up Your Novel?

It was my turn today to write the weekly blog post for Writers Abroad’s website. I was in London over the weekend attending the absolutely wonderful Historical Novel Society’s UK conference and I didn’t have much time to put into a blog post – or time to consider what to…

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…

 
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