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

Memories

On Saturday I attended a writing workshop tutored by Anthony J. Quinn, a Northern Irish crime writer. We spent considerable time discussing how to develop three dimensional characters. One of the interesting suggestions he offered was to give your characters memories. After the workshop finished, I mulled over the idea in…

Meet the Silver Baron’s Wife

Today I’d like to welcome Donna Baier Stein to Ascroft, eh? to chat about her new novel, The Silver Baron’s Wife. This is how the publisher, Serving House Books, describes the book: “The Silver Baron’s Wife traces the rags-to-riches-to-rags life of Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor (Lizzie). This fascinating heroine worked…

A Peek Into Pearl Harbor and More

My guest post today is a little unusual – I’ve invited myself to chat with you. Why? I’d like to tell you a bit about Pearl Harbor and More, a recently released short story collection I’ve been involved in writing and producing, and my story in the collection. This year…

 
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