Tag Archives: writing

Imagine Me Singing ‘Happy Birthday’

One year’s past – this weekend marks the first anniversary of my first post on Ascroft, eh? If I could carry a tune, I’d sing Happy Birthday but I doubt anyone could endure that. When I started the page I … Continue reading

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

Fabian’s Funny Fantasy Tips

As I promised, Karina Fabian, author of Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, is joining us today to talk about writing funny fantasy.   Although a Mensan, Karina Fabian lives a life of “F’s” — Family, Faith, Fiction & Fun. Winner of an EPPIE award … Continue reading

Posted in April 2009 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Authors Show Interviews Dianne Ascroft

  Stop by The Authors Show any time on March 10 to hear Don McCauley interviewing me, Dianne Ascroft, about my recent historical fiction, Hitler and Mars Bars. I’ll chat about everything from my advice to new writers (though I’m really one myself!) to … Continue reading

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Great New Book Site for Readers and Writers

Where has February gone?! It’s almost the end of the month and I’ve rarely been here at all. I seem to have done more reading than writing this month. And I’ve still only made a small dent in my reading … Continue reading

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Vulpes Libris Review

This week Vulpes Libris, in their review of my novel Hitler and Mars Bars, describes the book as a “quirky but ultimately winning story” that “captures the essence of post-war rural Ireland quite beautifully”. Read the full review at http://vulpeslibris.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/hitler-and-mars-bars-by-dianne-ascroft/

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A belated Happy New Year 2009 from Ireland

January, the first month of the New Year, is a time of reflection for many people. My birthday also falls this month so, for me, it’s doubly so. In January I have the milestone of another year added to my … Continue reading

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Last week of Hitler and Mars Bars Virtual Tour

I don’t know where the last 2 months have gone. It’s been so busy – and so much fun – on virtual tour with Hitler and Mars Bars. I’ve lost count of how many interviews I’ve done and I’m amazed … Continue reading

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Asda or Tesco? Where’s the best place for books in Enniskillen?

It’s Tesco’s in Enniskillen on Saturday, 20th December, between noon and 4pm. That’s where you’ll find the Fermanagh Authors’ Association  selling the newly published Fermanagh Miscellany 2 as well as members’ own works. If you’re looking for a unique Christmas … Continue reading

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My Favourites So Far – From Broke In Belfast to Brian D’Arcy

As anyone who has read my posts over the past few weeks will know, since October 24 I’ve been on 24/2, my Virtual Book Tour that runs from October 24 to December 24. I’m enjoying the experience – it’s been … Continue reading

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Don’t stop now – drop by in Week 6!

It’s Week 6 of 24/2 – the week’s are just flying by! Last week I stopped by a couple blogs to answer some questions. One of the blogs, http://www.brokeinbelfast.com/blogs is hosted by a German woman living in Belfast. We found … Continue reading

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