Interview with Bethany Shay Porteous

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I can remember reading and taking in was, The Famous Five: Five Go To Smugglers Top. All I can remember is absolutely loving the idea of a group of friends completing outrageous adventures together, and I was in love with George's sidekick, Timmy.
How do you approach cover design?
With a very open mind and patience!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
My favourite books are actually in a seven book series, so I can't list five. The series is John Marsden's: Tomorrow Series. I like watching all the young characters develop and grow, adapting to their new environment. My favourite scene from all those books would be the scene where Ellie is awaiting her death. It was so well written I felt sick from reading it, all the Tomorrow books are brilliant.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone.
Describe your desk
Beyond messy.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was eleven.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I liked the idea of doing it myself, its kind of cool and unique and I meet my own deadlines, not someone else's.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating new people and giving them a story, making them just as real as you and me.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything, everyday you get new comments and tips that help my work so much. It's always great having them there and spurring me on.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with my friends/family, binge watching TV series and sleeping.
What is your writing process?
When I feel it, I do it. If I have nothing, I won't make myself write. You can't force it.
Published 2016-02-08.
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Books by This Author

Wolfsbane: The Wolf Within
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With college and graduation close at hand, Evelyn should be celebrating with her friends and preparing for the future. However, Evelyn is plagued by the horrors of the battle and an unforgiving darkness dominates her mind.With her magic under threat and her wolf trying to make an appearance, Evelyn's senior year of whimsical dreaming soon turns into something more sinister.
Mine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 157,540. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Coming home from hiding away at college for two years, Charlotte Anderson is horrified to discover her Alpha wolf father has had her betrothed to marry the recently widowed Alpha of Michigan. In an act of defiance, Charlotte makes a run for it, only to run into the arms of her true mate. He’s the most feared wolf in the US and he’s not letting Charlotte go without a fight.
Wolfsbane
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,660. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Growing up in one of the most blood purity conscious wolf packs in the US, Evelyn, a half-blooded wolf is subjected to abuse and torment on a daily basis. Trusting no one, Evelyn lives a lonely life of solitude, dreaming of the day when she can leave pack life and live under the radar with humans. But could a trip to the Wolfsbane pack in Oregon change everything?