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

Pinky and Bear Are Back

A couple years ago I read and reviewed The Big Show Stopper by Ken Dalton and I thoroughly enjoyed the zany detective tale. The next year I read The Tartan Shroud and found it equally entertaining. So, when I was asked to review the latest book in the Pinky and…

Want To Know What I’m Working On?

Recently I’ve taken part in a couple ‘hops’ on Facebook where I’ve shared information about what I’m currently working on. I thought those posts may be of interest to my blog readers so I’d like to share them with you here. Five Things About The Main Character of My Current…

The Queen’s Exiles Reviewed

I read The Queen’s Exiles by Barbara Kyle a couple weeks ago and I enjoyed it immensely. So I’m delighted to review it as part of its Historical Fiction Virtual Tour. This is what Kensington Publishing says about the novel: “Europe is in turmoil. A vengeful faction of exiled English…

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