Bethany Hensel’s vivacious style communicates itself through her writing almost as vividly as it does in person. A talented interviewer, Hensel not only does her prep-work, she uses her research to broach subjects other interviewers overlook, providing readers with true behind-the-scenes insights.
-CJ Lyons, Award-winning medical suspense author
I had the pleasure of meeting Bethany in 2008 at Romantic Times, where she was interviewing novelists for Lux Magazine. I’ve been interviewed more times than I can count and I have to admit a certain sameness can creep in, but Bethany stood out because of the research she’d clearly done, the insight behind her questions, and for her poise, wit, and delightful personality. I think she would make a first-rate addition to any media organization and give her my highest recommendation.
Barry Eisler, International bestselling author of the Raine series
For our interview, Bethany was extremely well researched, perfectly prepared, and her infectious energy made the interview effortless and incredibly fun. Interviewing with Bethany felt like catching up with a friend who’s known you for years, even though we’d just met! Aside from being a professional who is clearly passionate about her work, she has a gift for turning casual conversation into a beautiful, cohesive, enjoyable read. The mark of a good journalist is the ability to capture spoken essence in written word, and that describes Bethany to a T!
Lara Hayhurst, Singer and actress *Sound of Music, Legally Blond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, etc.
Hensel is the Jeremy Lin of interviewers You think you know what to expect then she blows away your expectations. She does more than listen. She perceives.
Gwyn Cready, RITA Award Winning romance author
Bethany Hensel is an outstanding writer and assisted me greatly from our first contact with each other. Ms. Hensel was professional, courteous and went above and beyond mere promotion of our upcoming event. She personally created a bi-weekly blog…prior to the convention. I received very positive and appreciative feedback from the authors she interviewed.Bethany made my job a breeze by making everyone at ease that she interviewed, and by maintaining constant coverage. It was an incredibly successful event, and we owe a great deal of that to the local media coverage we received I look forward to working with Ms. Hensel again.
-Lisa Watson, Co-Publicist of the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention 2008
Bethany Hensel is a wonderful interviewer, a professional who is natural and puts everyone around her at ease while asking incisive questions that lead to all kinds of interesting thought and conversation. I am happy to speak with her at any time, and I believe she brings out the most intriguing tidbits of conversation while making an interview an incredibly fun and easy experience.
-Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author
[Bethany] enjoys and is interested in many things so it’s very easy to talk to her. Never once did this interview feel like a reporter/subject meeting, but rather, a good friend reacquainting with another whom she had not seen for a long while. Bethany is a stellar reporter and writer.
-Jeaniene Frost, RT Award Winner and USA Today bestselling author of the Night Huntress series
Bethany’s questions were smart, insightful, and well-researched. It was an absolute pleasure to be interviewed by her.
-Julia Quinn, RITA Award Winner and New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series
I began working with Bethany Hensel at Lux Magazine in 2008. She is incredibly hard-working, creative, and passionate about what she does. I greatly admire her leadership skills. Bethany’s promotions within the magazine comes as no surprise as she is far too motivated, inspired, tenacious, focused and passionate to ever settle for second best.
-Gloria Rautman, Lux Magazine Creative Director
Bethany Hensel’s questions are mature and unconventional. I very much enjoyed the interview as I could tell Miss Hensel very much enjoyed asking the questions. She is curious and sincere, but mostly, it is very clear she loves the topic she is inquiring about.
-Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author
Bethany Hensel interviewed me for LUX at the Romantic Times Convention, and as an author who’s a bit on the shy and reclusive side, I was so grateful for the way she put me at ease with her warm and very professional manner. She made the whole interview go smoothly and was a pleasure to work with.
-Gaelen Foley, New York Times best-selling author
I had a great time being interviewed by Bethany! She’s enthusiastic and fun. What more could an interview-ee want?”
-Jade Lee, USA Today bestselling award-winning author
I so enjoyed being interviewed by Bethany. She’s gotta be one of the most personable, well researched, and professional writers I have ever conversed with. She’s the real deal!
David Whalen, Pittsburgh Performer of the Year 2007
Her questions were all thought-provoking and really encouraged me to open up about my work and even discover new ideas. She used humor throughout to make me feel completely comfortable. A week or two later, I got an e-mail with a [the article] and was honestly blown away byBethany’s talents. The article was thorough, entertaining, and full ofBethany’s unmistakable wit. It made me laugh out loud quite a few times. Had I never known Bethany, the article still would have impressed me. I consider myself to be someone who can appreciate good writing, and Bethany’s certainly fit the bill.
-Michael Karas, IJA Award-winning juggler and actor
Bethany handled my interview in a very enthusiastic, professional, and organized manner. Her questions were well-researched and nicely focused. I really enjoyed the experience.
-Annette McCleave, author of Darkness series
Working with Bethanyhas been a delightful experience. Her questions are both thought-provoking and fun!
-Sara Lindsey, historical romance author of the Weston series
Working with Bethany was easy and fun. She asks great questions–thoughtful questions that go beyond cookie-cutter interview Q&A–and I found her to be flexible and understanding. I’d work with her again on an interview in a heartbeat.
-Lisa Dale, Pushcart Prize nominated writer of It Happened One Night