Tag Archives: fiction

Meet the Author of When Lions Roar

Today Karen Leigh Gruber, author of When Lions Roar, is visiting Ascroft, eh? to introduce herself and her writing. Welcome, Karen. Let’s get started, shall we? What are your favorite TV shows? Over the years I have stopped watching a … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, September 2020 | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Step into the South old and new

Today Claire Fullerton is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Little Tea, her novel of female friendship. Welcome, Claire. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. Is it part of a series? Little Tea ( named … Continue reading

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Delving into The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

Several years ago I read The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and was completely enthralled by it so when I heard that the author had written a sequel I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The Daughters of … Continue reading

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Where did it begin?

It’s been a week since A Timeless Celebration’s Kickstarter campaign launched on World Book Day. The week has flown as I have contacted everyone I can think of to be sure they know that the campaign is underway. Thanks to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2018, Archives, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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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