Tag Archives: fiction

Richard H. Hardy and The Infinity Program

Today I’ve invited novelist, Richard H. Hardy to join me on Ascroft, eh? to answer a few questions about his recently released novel, The Infinity Program. Welcome Richard. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. RH: The … Continue reading

Posted in October 2014 | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

How Important Is Place To A Story?

Are you drawn to a book partly by where it’s set? I am sometimes. My novel, Hitler and Mars Bars, and my short story collection, Dancing Shadows, Tramping Hooves, are both set not far from where I live in Ireland. … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inside The Motivational World

What do motivators write about? How to change your life around usually. But a recent novel, Quest, Inc., by Justin Cohen, a leading authority on personal development, takes a cheeky look at the world of motivational training.The novel’s synopsis says:“What … Continue reading

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Orna Ross Awakens Tumultuous Irish Past

No green beer and crowded pubs for me today – I’d rather curl up and lose myself in a good yarn. (And I’ve got a couple bottles of Guinness in the house – no fighting my way to the bar). So, what … Continue reading

Posted in March 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Martyrs and Traitors – A New Look at 1916

Marina Neery is with me today to answer some questions about her recently released Irish historical novel, Martyrs and Traitors, a book which looks at the Easter Rising from a new angle. Here’s how the publisher describes the book: “Dublin. Good Friday. … Continue reading

Posted in November 2011, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Call Me Kate Will Captivate Young Readers

Today I’m participating in Molly Roe’s blog tour for her YA novel, Call Me Kate: Meeting the Molly Maguires. Molly Roe is the pen name of Mary Garrity Slaby, a veteran language arts & reading teacher at Lake-Lehman Junior Senior … Continue reading

Posted in October 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Phyllis Schieber’s Writing Life

Today I’m welcoming Phyllis Schieber, author of Strictly Personal, The Sinner’s Guide To Confession and Willing Spirits, to Ascroft, eh?. After her first novel for young adults Phyllis has concentrated on ‘women’s fiction’ for the mature woman. I’ll let Phyllis … Continue reading

Posted in July 2010, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My Thoughts On Promises Kept

Yesterday author Cindy Bradford joined me to talk about her novel, Promises Kept.  I had read the book before it was released and I’m adding my thoughts about the novel today. Promises Kept, the sequel to Keeping Faith, is the continuing … Continue reading

Posted in May 2010 | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Cindy Bradford and Promises Kept

Today I’m joined by author Cindy Bradford. She is on a virtual tour to promote her second novel, Promises Kept. I’ve asked her to talk to us about how the theme of the power of the human spirit runs through the novel. But … Continue reading

Posted in May 2010 | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

How Do The Irish Fare In America?

I can never resist a novel that has an Irish connection so I was intrigued when I heard about the recent release of Widow’s Walk. It follows the story of how an Irish woman fares when she crosses the ocean … Continue reading

Posted in September 2009 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment