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

Publishing Poppy

February 10, 2017  |  No comment

Publishing Poppy As I said in my last blog, 2016 was the year I decided to publish some of my books in proper printed form. For some years now four of my novels and my short story have ben published on Amazon Kindle. For those of you not aware of the publishing process, this is a free option, a wonderful way of testing the waters, getting your work out there and seeing it is worth reading. The problem, of course, with this, is that thee is no marketing. It’s pure luck if people find your books and even luckier if they write you a review. I was, in fact, quite successful with Out of Step,...
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