Tag Archives: Hitler and Mars Bars

Have A Mellow, Merry Christmas

A couple evenings ago I heard a lovely rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by the baritone singer, Fr David Delargy, a member the classical trio The Priests during their Christmas With The Priests concert in Belfast. The … Continue reading

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Counting Down to Christm…No, A Kindle Countdown

How many days left until Christmas? We’re counting down, aren’t we? Yes, it’s just around the corner now and I should be counting but there’s something else that’s distracted me. Starting today Hitler and Mars Bars is available for .99 … Continue reading

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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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Hitler and Mars Bars Available As Amazon Ebook

Hitler and Mars Bars is now available as a Kindle ebook. Set against the backdrop of the little known Red Cross humanitarian aid endeavour, Operation Shamrock, the novel tells the story of Erich, a German boy growing up alone in Ireland. … Continue reading

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Hitler and Mars Bars, the ebook

Coming soon: Hitler and Mars Bars, the Amazon ebook. The novel will be released as an Amazon ebook during the first week of October. In my last post I told you a bit about the story – see the post … Continue reading

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I’m Popping Over To Phyllis Schieber’s Blog

On Monday, June 26 I’m popping over to author Phyllis Schieber’s blog to tell her readers about the forgotten fostering venture, Operation Shamrock, and how learning about this project spurred me to write Hitler and Mars Bars. Phyllis recently dropped by … Continue reading

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I’m Visiting Mike Angley Tomorrow

Recently I hosted Mike Angley, author of the Childfinder Trilogy on an exchange visit to Ascroft, eh? Tomorrow I’m completing the exchange as I join him on his blog. Join us as I answer his questions about Hitler and Mars … Continue reading

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Welcome To Ascroft, eh? Blog Joggers

Thank you for stopping by Ascroft, eh? Please explore all this blog has to offer – from author interviews to news about Hitler and Mars Bars and also the Fermanagh Creative Writing Group to just my rambling thoughts.  Then jog … Continue reading

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V E Day Was The Beginning

Today is the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). On May 8th, 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and Europe celebrated the end of the war. They had good reason to celebrate … Continue reading

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The Power Of The Human Spirit Fascinates Us

The power and resilience of the human spirit amazes and encourages me. I always enjoy hearing about people who conquer heartaches and challenges in their lives or survive incredible hardships. I also enjoy writing inspiring stories – that’s partly why … Continue reading

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