Bethany Askew Novelist

Novels, short stories and poems


I like to write about  women's lives and relationships, and am particularly interested in women's position in society, their role as wives and mothers, and the effects of marriage and divorce on family life.

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Short stories

"The Night of the Storm" is the first short story I have written and was based, in true Mary Shelley style, on a dream I had one night. When I woke up I scribbled down the bare bones of it immediately before it disappeared from my mind...        

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Ideas for poetry pop into my mind at the most unlikely times: when I'm driving, or doing something boring like the housework, or just before I go to sleep at night, thinking over what has happened during the day.

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Recent Blogs

Another trip around the sun

December 18, 2016  |  No comment

Another trip around the sun First of all, I have to thank Facebook for the title of my blog! They very kindly made a little collage of my photos for 2016 and entitled it “Another trip around the sun.” Like many other people I imagine, this made me think back on the year and its high spots and what (if anything) I had achieved.. 2016 was the year I decided finally to publish some of my work. Someone recently said to me, “Oh, I thought it WAS already published!” Well, I took the plunge several years ago to publish my work as E books on Amazon Kindle, but I had had several requests for my novel...
Interview on 10Radio's Talking Books programme
Bethany Talks to Suzie Grogan on her talking books...

Tuscany in October
Tuscany in October   We usually take a late...

Not Boyd's Best
Not Boyd’s Best Book review Sweet Caress by William...