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 Canadian Tale: Promised To The Crown

Today I’m welcoming Aimie K. Runyan to talk about her Canadian tale (well, New France, if you want to be strictly accurate), Promised to the Crown. Welcome Aimee. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. AKR: Promised to the Crown tells the story of three very different…

Conversing With Camelot’s Queen’s Author

Today Nicole Evelina joins me to talk about Camelot’s Queen, the second book in her Arthurian legend trilogy. Welcome, Nicole. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. NE: Camelot’s Queen is the second book of my Arthurian legend trilogy that tells Guinevere’s life story from her point…

The Storm Sister Enthralled Me

A couple weeks ago I read The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley and I found it a gripping read. This is what the publisher says about the story: “The Storm Sister is the second of a unique seven book series based allegorically on the mythology of the famous star constellation.…

 
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