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

Feature on Female First website

March 31, 2017  |  No comment

The Modern Woman, A Personal Perspective Author Bethany Askew writes a piece for us upon the release of her new book Poppy's Seed.   31 March 2017 Throughout my life I have had many roles: a wife and mother at eighteen, a career girl juggling home and family life at nineteen, a step-mother at twenty-eight, manager at thirty, part-time professional at forty, retired at fifty-six. Bethany Askew Although I loved my work as a Dispensing Optician, I always dreamed one day I would be a writer. I have been writing part-time for the last fifteen years but since I retired I have...
Poppy's Seed Radio Interview with Radio Europe
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Somerset County Gazette feature on Bethany Askew
Feature on Bethany Askew in the Somerset County Gazette...

"This is it" Book Review "This Must be The Place" by Maggie O'Farrell
This is it Book Review “This Must Be The Place”...