In case we haven’t met, let me introduce myself. I’m a Canadian writer who has a passion for Ireland, past and present. Since I moved across the water more than two decades ago I’ve been exploring my adopted land, in my daily life and in my writing.
Fiction and non-fiction are both part of my repertoire. I’m really enjoying working on The Yankee Years, my series of novels and Short Reads set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. After the Allied troops arrived, life there would never be the same. In these books I endeavour to weave thrilling and romantic tales of the people and the era. I’ve also released a collection of my short stories, Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves and an historical novel set in 1940s/50s Ireland, Hitler and Mars Bars, as well as collections of some of my magazine articles, Fermanagh Gems, and Irish Sanctuaries.
I hope you’ll stay a while and browse my website. Maybe read an excerpt from one of my books and catch up on the latest news. Be sure to stop by The Yankee Years page for the latest news about the series.
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Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves:
“Dianne Ascroft presents an engaging and authentic view of country life in these winsome, humorous and evocative stories, filled with hope and the possibilities of new beginnings. They resonate with the interdependence of a close-knit, rural community and focus on the small things in life ― the subtle day-to-day occurrences that often slip by unnoticed in the busyness of our daily routine.” Laura Elliot, author of Deceptions, Stolen Child and The Prodigal Sister.
Hitler and Mars Bars:
“It’s a riveting story…As a novel it is extraordinarily well researched…. Beautifully written with a strong human story running through it…” Brian D’Arcy, BBC broadcaster, Sunday World columnist, author
“An endearing story…Ascroft is superb in telling the story from Erich’s point of view…The story is both vivid and moving…” News Letter (Belfast)