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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

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

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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Women Aloud Fermanagh

Last Wednesday, 8th March, I joined the rest of the women writers in Fermanagh Writers, along with women writers from Omagh and the border counties to celebrate International Women’s Day at Women Aloud Fermanagh. As part of Women Aloud NI‘s … Continue reading

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Social Media and Time Management

  I really enjoy working on my Second World War series, The Yankee Years, and I’m always looking for ways to spend more time writing the stories. So I have had to find ways to get to grips with social … Continue reading

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Meet Michele McGrath’s Regency Belles and Beaux

Today I’m featuring Michele McGrath and her Regency boxset, Regency Belles & Beaux, as part of a short blog tour she is on. I’ve asked Michele to tell us a little about the collection: This box set contains my three … Continue reading

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

Discovering Derrynane

Today I’ve invited Kevin O’Connell to Ascroft, eh? talk about his historical novel, Beyond Derrynane. Welcome Kevin. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. KC: Beyond Derrynane: A Novel of Eighteenth Century Europe is the first of … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, January 2017 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

75 Years Ago: U.S. Troops Arrived in Europe

Today is an important date in the history of the Second World War. Seventy-five years ago, on this day in 1942, the first U.S. troops docked in Belfast, Northern Ireland to join their allies fighting in the European theatre of … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, January 2017 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sedahlia by Cynthia D. Toliver

Today I’m welcoming Cynthia D. Toliver to Ascroft, eh? with her novel, Sedahlia, as she introduces the book to readers. Blog Tour ~ SEDAHLIA #HistFic #BGSHF @ctoliver58 SEDAHLIA by Cynthia D Toliver After fleeing post-Civil War Georgia, John Masters, Sr., his … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, January 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Minor Deception

Today I’d like to welcome Nupur Tustin to Ascroft, eh? She’s visiting me today to chat about her novel, A Minor Deception. Welcome, Nupur. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. NT: In some respects, A Minor … Continue reading

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