Tag Archives: Dianne Ascroft

Wishing You A Warm, Comforting Christmas

On Sunday night I left my comfy chair beside our fireplace to attend a concert in Belfast. Relaxing into my seat in the concert hall, I savoured I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas sung by a classical trio. I’m sure … Continue reading

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The Shadow Ally Special Offer

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. I love the trappings of Christmas, especially the twinkling lights on the tree and sitting in front of a roaring fire with the cats wrapped around me so this is my time … Continue reading

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New Release Special Offer

To celebrate the release of The Shadow Ally, the first Short Read in The Yankee Years series, the story will be available FREE on Thursday, 10th December and Friday, 11th December. To download a copy visit: Amazon UK or Amazon … Continue reading

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Wartime Tales For National Short Story Week

Today I’m featuring wartime stories. This week is National Short Story Week (16th to 22nd November), an event I look forward to each year. I enjoy reading and writing this form of literature so I want to support this annual … Continue reading

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Irish Tales For National Short Story Week

I’m restraining myself – I will not say ‘Top of the mornin’ to you’ or use any other Irish cliché. But I am featuring Irish tales today. This week is National Short Story Week (16th to 22nd November), an event … Continue reading

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National Short Story Week With The Ex-Pats

This week is National Short Story Week (16th to 22nd November), an event I look forward to each year. I enjoy reading and writing this form of literature so I want to support this annual event by encouraging readers to … Continue reading

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Does A Picture Say It All?

What’s that saying about a picture and a thousand words? Yes, that one. If you read my previous post you’ll know I’ve been playing around with images lately. Since my first foray into ‘memeing’ I’ve ventured into the world of … Continue reading

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A Whirlwind Of Words

Were you wondering where I’ve been this summer? You may have noticed that I’ve been very quiet since June. Although I haven’t posted much on Ascroft, eh? the past couple months have been a whirlwind of writing. I’m working on … Continue reading

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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day

Fermanagh Writers  celebrated St Patrick’s Day by hosting Legends, Lies, and Lore Galore in Blake’s Pub, Enniskillen on the eve of St Patrick’s Day and I was delighted to be part of it. Since we were celebrating all things Irish I … Continue reading

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Celebrating National Short Story Week

My first published short story, A World Apart, was written about a woman trying to make sense of her new home in an adopted country and deal with problems she hadn’t faced before. Although it isn’t autobiographical, it reflected my … Continue reading

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