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A Peek Into The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero

Today Ken Brigham is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us a little about his new novel, The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero. Welcome Ken. Thanks for joining me today. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. … Continue reading

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A Wide Or Narrow Path?

When you open a book in a particular genre, let’s say historical fiction, crime or romance, should you be able to guess what you’re getting before you read it? On Writers Abroad’s blog today I’ve voiced my thoughts on how … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Burn County

There’s a Canadian crime novelist that I really enjoy reading: Micheal J. McCann. I’ve read and reviewed a couple of his crime novels over the past few years. The first book I read was The Rainy Day Killer. When reading … Continue reading

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Anna Belfrage’s 14th Century Novel

Today I’m welcoming Anna Belfrage to Ascroft, eh? Anna is the author of The Graham Saga, an eight book time travel series, set mainly in the seventeenth century. She is currently writing a new series set in fourteenth century England. … Continue reading

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Sapphire Pavilion: a great read

A couple weeks ago I finished reading Sapphire Pavilion. It’s a really fast-paced, gripping story and I’m delighted that I was asked to review it on Ascroft, eh?. This is what the publisher says about Sapphire Pavilion: “Steve Stilwell’s former … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, May 2017, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Magnificent May Reads

If you live in the northern hemisphere, are you enjoying the wonderful May weather? For the past few days where I live in Northern Ireland the sun has been shining (believe it or not!) and the temperature is just under … Continue reading

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The Fisherman’s Bride

Today I’d like to welcome Catherine Magia to Ascroft, eh? She’s here to tell us a bit about her novel The Fisherman’s Bride. Welcome Catherine. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. CM: My novel tells the … Continue reading

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Sociable Saturday: Blog Visiting

Yesterday I spent a very sociable Saturday visiting two of my fellow historical fiction writers’ blogs. I haven’t done that in a while and it was fun. I visited The Review to chat with Diana Milne about my series, The … Continue reading

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The Varangian by Bruce Macbain

Today I’ve invited Bruce Macbain to visit Ascroft, eh? to tell us a little about his historical novel, The Varangian. Welcome Bruce. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. BMB: The Varangian is the final volume of … Continue reading

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Readathon at the Irish Writers Centre

Last week, on International Women’s Day, women and men around the world celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For me, it was mostly about celebrating women’s writing and the day turned into a week for me. As … Continue reading

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