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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

Talking the Talk

May 28, 2018  |  No comment

Talking the Talk I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at two Literary events this year. The first is coming up very shortly: next Friday the 1st June I shall be taking part in the Ilminster Literary Festival. My presentation is at 12.30 at the Archie Gooch Pavilion (Ilminster Football Club). Tickets £6.00 to include a glass of prosecco. Although I have given plenty of presentations in the past, most recently the Counting the Days presentation that my husband and I give, based on my website, this is the first...
Planning ahead
Planning ahead So, having submitted my latest novel,...

Waiting for the Break
Waiting for the break  I finished writing my sixth...

Feature in February edition of Somerset Living magazine