Dianne Ascroft was born in Toronto, Canada in 1960 and earned a B.A. in History at the University of Windsor in 1984. She has lived in Scotland and Northern Ireland since moving to Britain in 1990. She has written historical articles and music personality interviews and profiles for Irish and Canadian newspapers and magazines and was a contributor to an Irish local history book, The Brooke borough Story. Her competition entry, The Contest, was shortlisted and broadcast on Downtown Radio, Belfast in their 1998 Short Story Contest. She lives with her husband and pets – a pair of cats and a pair of goats – on a small farm in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Curiosity about the past has inspired her long-standing interest in history and genealogy and her love of historical fiction. Her hobbies also include Celtic music, quilting, hiking and travel. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society.
Visit her website at www.dianneascroft.wordpress.com