Bethany Askew is the author of seven novels: The Time Before, The World Within, Out of Step, Counting the Days, Poppy’s Seed, I know you, don’t I?, and Three Extraordinary Years. She has also written a short story, The Night of the Storm.
Bethany likes to write about women’s lives and is particularly interested in their role in society, their positions as wife and mother and the impact of marriage, children and divorce on family dynamics.
Bethany was born and brought up in Somerset and has lived there all her life. A Dispensing Optician by profession, she was able to fulfil her lifelong ambition to be a writer when she retired from employed work seven years ago. She is married and has four grown-up children and six grandchildren.