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

The Varangian by Bruce Macbain

Today I’ve invited Bruce Macbain to visit Ascroft, eh? to tell us a little about his historical novel, The Varangian. Welcome Bruce. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. BMB: The Varangian is the final volume of my trilogy, Odd Tangle-Hair’s Saga. (The first two books are…

Readathon at the Irish Writers Centre

Last week, on International Women’s Day, women and men around the world celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For me, it was mostly about celebrating women’s writing and the day turned into a week for me. As I told you in my last blog post, on 8th…

Women Aloud Fermanagh

Last Wednesday, 8th March, I joined the rest of the women writers in Fermanagh Writers, along with women writers from Omagh and the border counties to celebrate International Women’s Day at Women Aloud Fermanagh. As part of Women Aloud NI‘s provincewide day of events, we shared our stories and poems…

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