Tag Archives: writing

Virtual Book Tour Week 5

There’s a month gone already – and another one to go! If you haven’t had a chance to drop by yet, do drop into one or more of my stops this week. So far I’ve answered loads of interview questions … Continue reading

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Join me for Week 3!

Last week kept me on my toes – lots of interviews with quite a variety of questions. I had to keep my thinking cap on. There were also a couple reviews of ‘Hitler and Mars Bars’ and I even contributed a … Continue reading

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Two German Boys – Erich and Bruno

In my last post I said that I’d met Bruno, in John Boyne’s ‘The Boy In The Striped Pajamas’. As I mentioned, a teacher in County Fermanagh, Ireland who read ‘Hitler and Mars Bars’ commented that she found similarities between … Continue reading

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Lessons and Meetings – and time to reflect on this milestone

The leaves are starting to change colours and soon will be falling to the ground; it’s the end of the summer. Today is a milestone for me but it’s not an end. It’s still the beginning. I’m only getting into … Continue reading

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Our senses bring back the past

It amazes me how the senses are so closely connected with our memories. Sean McElgunn, in ‘World Without Women’, writes “…memories were linked in some mysterious combination with all five senses”. Sights, sounds and smells all conjure up memories for … Continue reading

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One more stop – back in the UK!

Don’t forget – if you have a bit of spare time tonight, tune in to my live chat with Tony Kay on ArtistFirst at 8pm. It’s at http://www.artistfirst.com  Hit ‘Click to listen live’ to hear the live show. While the … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Join me live!

Hope you enjoyed the first stop at http://www.myspace.com/bcrpenpalreunion on my Virtual Book Mini-tour today. It was great to have a chat with Amy. I had to put my thinking cap on to answer her question about the difficulties of setting … Continue reading

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First stop Indianapolis tomorrow!

Tonight’s an exciting night – it’s the night before the first stop in my Virtual Book Mini-tour. I’ve been busy preparing for the tour over the weekend. There are 3 stops on this tour and, as I’ve said, it kicks … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to Ascroft, eh?

Welcome to my blog, Ascroft, eh? I’m Dianne Ascroft, author and freelance writer, and I’ll post here whenever anything relevant (well, in my opinion anyways) crosses my mind – especially anything that relates to my writing. Are you wondering why … Continue reading

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