Tag Archives: Irish fiction

Erin’s Children, the sequel to Kelegeen

Today Meg O’Connor Quinn is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Erin’s Children, the sequel to Kelegeen. Welcome, Meg. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about the novel that you live inside. Is it part of a series? … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, December 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Meet p. m. terrell

Today p. m. terrell is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about her historical novel, A Struggle for Independence. Welcome to the blog. Let’s get started, shall we? What prompted you to write about this historical event? I have been … Continue reading

Posted in April 2020, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Not Just in my Head Anymore

As I mentioned on Facebook a few days ago, I’ve just had my first experience of hearing one of my short stories, An Unbidden Visitor, come alive – through the skillful narration of audiobook narrator, Elizabeth Klett. As I write, … Continue reading

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

Launching The Yankee Years Series

This week we marked the anniversary of D-Day, more than seventy years after the invasion began. Even after so many years have elapsed, the events of that day and the weeks and months that followed still resonate with us. As … Continue reading

Posted in June 2015 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Historical Novel Blog Tour

This week I’m delighted to be part of the Historical Novel Blog Tour which has been running since late last year, hosted by my fellow historical fiction author, Tiffani Burnett-Velez. Every Monday the tour stops at another historical fiction author’s … Continue reading

Posted in February 2015, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Liv Thomas Knows Two Heads Are Better Than One

Several months ago I read a heartwarming and engaging novel, Beneath An Irish Sky, and I enjoyed its fresh take on Irish society and life. The novel is written under the pen name Isabella Connor. Isabella is actually two authors, … Continue reading

Posted in August 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

St Patrick’s Weekend Free Offer

Ireland has always been a place of tales and legends. In bygone days storytellers at campfires regaled their listeners with their tales and held them spellbound.  Do you fancy a yarn? Or two? Or half a dozen? On St Patrick’s … Continue reading

Posted in March 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

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

Would I Deceive You? No, But Laura Elliot Might

I recently discovered a new author, Laura Elliot – new to me, she’s been writing for a number of years. I found her novel The Prodigal Sister a gripping and poignant story. The characters in the novel were a mix … Continue reading

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