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.
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I wasn’t sure that I would get to Glenn Patterson’s workshop, Keeping the Balloon in the Air, on Saturday. Due to illness and other difficulties, there was a shortage of volunteers to man a book table at Enniskillen Castle Museum so I found myself setting up the table around noon…
Today is the eve of the 2013 G8 Summit. It’s being held in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Reporters and cameramen, preparing for the event, have been roaming the streets of Enniskillen and the rest of the county for a couple weeks now and the town is the backdrop to their…
The G8 Summit is approaching and media attention is turning to Fermanagh. There’s oodles of documentaries, news reports and newspaper articles. Not to be left out, I’ve highlighted some of Fermanagh’s attractions for Ireland’s Own magazine. If you are interested, you’ll find the magazine in many newsagents and bookshops this…