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

A Glimpse Into ‘Semblance of Guilt’

Today I’m featuring an excerpt from a new amateur detective novel, Semblance of Guilt, by Claudia Reiss. Here’s the publisher’s summary of the story: Ellen Davis’s husband left her for another woman. Post-divorce, she’s trying to reassert her independence and lands a job as a reporter for her local newspaper.…

Reviewing The Lord of Ireland

In late 2012 I read the first novel in The Fifth Knight series and I’ve been hooked ever since. So I was delighted to receive a request to review The Lord of Ireland, the third book in the series, when it was released recently. Here’s how the publisher, Thomas &…

The Season Turns, Time To Reflect

It’s the Solstice today – summer if you’re in the northern hemisphere, winter for those in the southern hemisphere. It’s more or less, half way through the year. Did you start the year full of plans and dreams of what you would accomplish before 2017 arrives? Most of us begin…

 
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