I’m Bethany.

I am obsessed with stories. Writing my own and helping others with the stories of their heart. 

I’ve worked with lots of authors in my career and it has always been such a huge joy. Check out the website to read testimonials about my editing style and see what people have to say about working with me professionally, especially during my time as an arts and entertainment writer and interviewer, where I got to sit down and chat with extraordinary people like Jeaniene Frost, Barry Eisler, Lori Foster, and many more.

It’s been an incredible last decade of working with authors and I’m so excited for this new decade of reading, sharing, fan girling and swooning over your swooniest MCs. If you’ve got a book full of love, hope, redemption and a cute animal sidekick or two, I want to read it!  

Free Word Count Tracker Just For You!

I’m a big fan of progress and not perfection, and for us writers, that means just getting the words down! It’s why I created this awesome word count tracker. It’s easy to use and one of my most essential tools! (I may also have included a couple bonus goodies too.) Enjoy!

Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author 

“Bethany Hensel is 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.”

Gwen Cready, RITA-award winning author of Seducing Mr. Darcy 

“You think you know what to expect then she blows away your expectations. She does more than listen. She perceives.”

 

Jeaniene Frost, bestselling author of the Night Huntress series

“[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.”

Julia Quinn, bestselling author of the Bridgerton series

“Bethany’s questions were smart, insightful, and well-researched. It was an absolute pleasure to be interviewed by her.”

Barry Eisler, international bestselling author of the Rain series

“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.”

Gaelen Foley, 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.”

“In a perfect world, we’d all be walking around with a tiny Bethany in our pockets. Bethany is a GEM. In the few weeks I’ve known her, she has: helped me make the right decision in choosing an agent, helped me get unstuck with my WIP, and generally pushed me to do better in my writing career. I’ve spent over $1,000 on a professional editor for one of my books, and her input was nowhere near as helpful as Bethany’s. I can go on and on about how insightful and brilliant Bethany is, but TL;DR: Bethany is the best and if you want to improve your MS you need her!”

Jesse Q. Sutanto, National Bestselling Author

“Bethany truly cares about writers. She wants to make the manuscript better, but she also wants to help make the writer better. Which is what she’s shown me to do in my editing. She’s thoughtful and considerate, as well as an enthusiastic and wonderful editor. I highly recommend her, especially if you’re looking to level up in craft.”

Yasmin Angoe McClinton, 2020 SIsters in Crime winner and debut author  

“Bethany Hensel is one of my few trusted beta readers. Her feedback is smart, thoughtful, and always helps make for a better book. I highly recommend Bethany’s service to authors in need of an extra set of eagle eyes attached to a very astute mind.” 
Tiffany Reisz, International Bestselling Author 

“In a perfect world, we’d all be walking around with a tiny Bethany in our pockets. Bethany is a GEM. In the few weeks I’ve known her, she has: helped me make the right decision in choosing an agent, helped me get unstuck with my WIP, and generally pushed me to do better in my writing career. I’ve spent over $1,000 on a professional editor for one of my books, and her input was nowhere near as helpful as Bethany’s. I can go on and on about how insightful and brilliant Bethany is, but TL;DR: Bethany is the best and if you want to improve your MS you need her!”

Jesse Q. Sutanto, National Bestselling Author

“Bethany truly cares about writers. She wants to make the manuscript better, but she also wants to help make the writer better. Which is what she’s shown me to do in my editing. She’s thoughtful and considerate, as well as an enthusiastic and wonderful editor. I highly recommend her, especially if you’re looking to level up in craft.”

Yasmin Angoe McClinton, 2020 SIsters in Crime winner and debut author  

“Bethany Hensel is one of my few trusted beta readers. Her feedback is smart, thoughtful, and always helps make for a better book. I highly recommend Bethany’s service to authors in need of an extra set of eagle eyes attached to a very astute mind.” 
Tiffany Reisz, International Bestselling Author 

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