Bethany Shay Porteous is a young romance and fantasy author from Australia. She published her first novel ‘Wolfsbane’ when she was nineteen. Bethany started writing at the age of eleven and her writing evolved from young adventure stories, to young adult romance and fantasy novels. To Bethany, writing is not a chore or a job; it's an escape to another world and a chance to share her many worlds with others.
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.