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

Being A Superhero

I was a superhero this week. Not that I did anything extraordinary or anything like that but Maria Grace thought I was. She invited me to her blog last Sunday to chat about my writing and she compared me to a superhero. Can’t really see that, can you? Well, you…

Another Wonderful M. K. Tod Novel

Time and Regret is the third novel I’ve read by M. K. Tod. I became a fan of her writing after I read and reviewed her first novel, Lies Told in Silence, a couple years ago. Here’s what Lake Union Publishing says about Time and Regret: “When Grace Hansen finds…

What Should I Write?

Since June 2015 I’ve been working on a series of Second World War stories set in Northern Ireland. I’ve released the first 3 Short Reads and a boxset collection of the stories will be available later this week. I already have the rough plotlines for the next 2 Short Reads…

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