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

Sapphire Pavilion: a great read

A couple weeks ago I finished reading Sapphire Pavilion. It’s a really fast-paced, gripping story and I’m delighted that I was asked to review it on Ascroft, eh?. This is what the publisher says about Sapphire Pavilion: “Steve Stilwell’s former Navy JAG Corps buddy Ric Stokes has been jailed for…

Magnificent May Reads

If you live in the northern hemisphere, are you enjoying the wonderful May weather? For the past few days where I live in Northern Ireland the sun has been shining (believe it or not!) and the temperature is just under 20 degrees celsius. I’ve been calling the beginning of this…

The Fisherman’s Bride

Today I’d like to welcome Catherine Magia to Ascroft, eh? She’s here to tell us a bit about her novel The Fisherman’s Bride. Welcome Catherine. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. CM: My novel tells the story of the unnamed wife of St. Peter, a woman…

 
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