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

Some like it hot...

July 19, 2015  |  No comment

Some like it hot… I knew it was sometime since I had last written a blog, but couldn’t believe it when I saw it was over two months! The reason, for this, is, as always, being too busy, coupled with a flare in my Lupus condition, causing fatigue and muscle pain. Anyway, excuses over, here I am, back at my laptop. So, what have I been doing, when I haven’t been ill in bed? Well, in early June we had a week in the Lake District, staying in Wordsworth’s beloved Grasmere “The loveliest spot that man hath ever found”. We were lucky enough to have lovely weather and had some lovely walks...
You not for me
You not for me Book Review “The Book of You" by ...

F.A.B for Thunderbirds!
F.A.B for Thunderbirds  My sister, my brother and I used...

Wowed by Waters
  Wowed by Waters Book Review “The Paying...