Author Archives: Dianne Ascroft

About Dianne Ascroft

I'm a Canadian writer and author, living in Britain. My first novel, 'Hitler and Mars Bars' was released in March 2008. More information abo

Discussing Isabella Unashamed

Today I’d like to welcome Helen R. Davis to Ascroft, eh? to discuss Isabella Unashamed. Welcome Helen. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. H.R.D: ISABELLA UNASHAMED is a novel about Isabella I of Castile, one of … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, December 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Not Just in my Head Anymore

As I mentioned on Facebook a few days ago, I’ve just had my first experience of hearing one of my short stories, An Unbidden Visitor, come alive – through the skillful narration of audiobook narrator, Elizabeth Klett. As I write, … Continue reading

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A Look at Love and Other Hazards

Last weekend I read Love and Other Hazards by Claudia Riess, a story of modern life, love and family relationships. Here’s what the publisher, River Grove Books, says the book: “Glenda Fieldston is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, November 2017 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Thumbing Through The French Collection

Today I’ve invited Vanessa Couchman, author of the French Collection and a fellow member of Writers Abroad, to visit Ascroft, eh? to talk about her new collection of short stories set in France, which will be launched tomorrow. Welcome, Vanessa. Let’s get … Continue reading

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Did I mention Only One Remedy?

This autumn has been flying by as I’ve been busy writing. I’m currently working on Whispers on Water, the sixth book in The Yankee Years series, which will be available in December and I’ve also started work on the first … Continue reading

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Revealing Sarah’s Secret

I’ve invited Beverly Scott, author of Sarah’s Secret to visit Ascroft, eh? today to talk about her new historical novel set in the American West. Welcome, Bev. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. What prompted you … Continue reading

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It’s Dunkirk Week

About a month ago now, I asked whether you were ready for Dunkirk – and not just the Christopher Nolan film. I was also referring to the Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Book Sale. The WWII Epic Book Sale was kicked … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, July 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Our Ledwidge Centenary in Enniskillen

On Thursday evening the Inniskillings Museum with Fermanagh Writers hosted a centenary concert jointly in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, the home of the Inniskillings Regimental Chapel, and St. Michael’s Church to mark the anniversary of the death of Irish war poet, … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, July 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delving Into The Babe Ruth Deception

Today I’ve invited David O. Stewart to visit Ascroft, eh? to discuss The Babe Ruth Deception, his latest historical novel set during the American Prohibition era. Welcome, David. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. DOS: It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, July 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Da Vinci’s Disciples: The Competition

Today I’ve invited Donna Russo Morin to Ascroft, eh? to tell us about her historical series, Da Vinci’s Disciples, and the second book in the series, The Competition. Welcome Donna. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, July 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment