Tag Archives: second world war

Did I mention Only One Remedy?

This autumn has been flying by as I’ve been busy writing. I’m currently working on Whispers on Water, the sixth book in The Yankee Years series, which will be available in December and I’ve also started work on the first … Continue reading

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A Peek Into The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero

Today Ken Brigham is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us a little about his new novel, The Life and Deaths of Blanche Nero. Welcome Ken. Thanks for joining me today. Let’s get started, shall we? Tell us about your novel. … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago: U.S. Troops Arrived in Europe

Today is an important date in the history of the Second World War. Seventy-five years ago, on this day in 1942, the first U.S. troops docked in Belfast, Northern Ireland to join their allies fighting in the European theatre of … Continue reading

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Fostering The Christmas Cure

When I was doing some research to write a Christmas blog post last year, I learned that the popular Christmas song, “White Christmas” first hit the American music charts in the autumn of 1942. It had been released in time … 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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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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Meeting The Munich Girl

Today Phyllis Edgerly Ring joins me to discuss her new historical novel, The Munich Girl. Welcome Phyllis. I’d like to ask you a few questions about your novel. Shall we get started? Tell us about your novel. PER: Protagonist Anna … Continue reading

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Second World War Club For Wartime Fiction

Today’s the first anniversary of a new Facebook group, Second World War Club – well, I’m exaggerating a bit. The group is a week old but it’s off to a good start. As you probably know, I’m writing a series … Continue reading

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The Yanks In Europe

Today is a significant date in the history of America’s involvement in the Second World War. Almost seventy-five years ago today the first ships carrying American troops docked in Belfast; these troops were the first US troops to arrive in … Continue reading

Posted in January 2016, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wishing You A Warm, Comforting Christmas

On Sunday night I left my comfy chair beside our fireplace to attend a concert in Belfast. Relaxing into my seat in the concert hall, I savoured I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas sung by a classical trio. I’m sure … Continue reading

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