Category Archives: November 2016

Memories

On Saturday I attended a writing workshop tutored by Anthony J. Quinn, a Northern Irish crime writer. We spent considerable time discussing how to develop three dimensional characters. One of the interesting suggestions he offered was to give your characters memories. … Continue reading

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Meet the Silver Baron’s Wife

Today I’d like to welcome Donna Baier Stein to Ascroft, eh? to chat about her new novel, The Silver Baron’s Wife. This is how the publisher, Serving House Books, describes the book: “The Silver Baron’s Wife traces the rags-to-riches-to-rags life … Continue reading

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A Peek Into Pearl Harbor and More

My guest post today is a little unusual – I’ve invited myself to chat with you. Why? I’d like to tell you a bit about Pearl Harbor and More, a recently released short story collection I’ve been involved in writing … Continue reading

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Stories of War, Different Yet the Same

As I was flipping through the TV Guide last week, I was surprised to find a listing for a new tv drama, My Mother and Other Strangers, set in Northern Ireland during the Second World War. I’ve been researching and … Continue reading

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Visiting Manchester Irish Writers

Today I visited Manchester Irish Writers’ blog to discuss Northern Ireland’s experience of the Second World War and my short story, Allies After All, in the collection, Pearl Harbor and More, which illustrates one aspect of this experience. My guest … Continue reading

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Meet the Pearl Harbor and More Authors

In the middle of October I told you that Pearl Harbor and More, a short story collection I’ve been involved in producing was available for pre-order. Well, now it’s available and I’d like to introduce you to my fellow authors … Continue reading

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A Good Supply Of Strings

It never hurts to have more than one string to your bow, as they say – whether you’re an archer or a writer. I write mostly novels and Short Reads (longer short stories). But I also pen the odd poem … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor and More is Here – Almost

Just over 6 months ago, Ellie Keaton, a fellow author who also writes wartime fiction, suggested to me that we should get a few writers together to produce a collection of short stories set during World War II. From this … Continue reading

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