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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

Looking for things to do

April 5, 2020  |  No comment

Looking for things to do   So here we all are during the Coronavirus outbreak, trying to find things to do to occupy our time. Facebook is full of photos of culinary creations but how much longer will they be able to buy the ingredients? I don’t want this to be a blog about Coronavirus because there is enough discussion about that already. So what have I been doing to occupy my time? Well, of course, unlike others I am used to working from home: I still have books to edit and prepare for publication, I still write, I still post on social media to publicise my work. But there are many...
2019 and all that...
2019 and all that...   So, it’s that time...

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Between Books
Between Books   Oh, it’s such a difficult...