I'm Bethany and it's so nice to meet you.
I'm Bethany and it's so nice to meet you.
I'm Bethany

and it’s so nice to meet you.

Born in Seoul and raised in Pittsburgh, surrounded by the biggest family and so much love, my life has always been about imagination and discovery, passion and drive, and seeing what’s possible.

From playing for hours in my room when I was a kid with a basket of toys to writing for hours a day as an adult on my computer with the characters and worlds I created, stories have played an integral part in my life. In 2010, I made it official. I got my first job in publishing at epicurean magazine Lux and haven’t looked back.

For more than a decade now, I’ve been working as a writer, editor, interviewer and reviewer. I’ve interviewed such people as NBC Last Comic Standing semi-finalist and 2013 Academy Awards writer Jesse Joyce, Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Award winner Sarah Chang, Sex and the City actor Bryan Callen, internationally-renowned psychic medium John Edward, Criss Angel’s  Phenomenon television show winner magician Mike Super, Emmy winner Hank Phillippi Ryan, two-time silver medalist figure skater Marie-France Dubreuil, CEO of the Romantic Times Kathryn Falk, and many more. I’ve had the pleasure to also interview authors, literary agents, and editors such as Jodi Reamer, Peter Knapp, Kristin Nelson, Dan Lazar, Julia Quinn, Ally Carter, Sherry Thomas, Tiffany Reisz, Jeaniene Frost, Jason Pinter, Teresa Medeiros, and more. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Bethany 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

Barry Eisler, International bestselling author of the Raine series

I began working with Bethany Hensel at Lux Magazine. 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] 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

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

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

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, award-winning stage and film actor

And then my life as a teacher and editor began.

My first teaching job was college-level creative writing. To say I enjoyed it would be an understatement. I loved it. I met one of my absolute best friends teaching! So…I began to teach all around the city, hosting popular workshops which would sometimes include amazing guest speakers. I had one goal: make writers wiser, more confident, and more joyful about their stories and creative process. 

And then my life as a teacher and editor began.

My first teaching job was college-level creative writing. To say I enjoyed it would be an understatement. I loved it. I met one of my absolute best friends teaching! So…I began to teach all around the city, hosting popular workshops which would sometimes include amazing guest speakers. I had one goal: make writers wiser, more confident, and more joyful about their stories and creative process. 

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Teaching is so fun, and it wasn’t long before I began working with writers one-on-one. There is truly nothing quite like helping someone figure out a plot hole, have a eureka! moment with a character, and finally write The End and feel great about it. From the beginning writer to the established bestseller, from indie darlings to New York Times favorites, I’ve worked with a wide range of creative powerhouses and it’s truly an honor each and every time. I learn just as much from them as I hope they learn from me! Their drive and determination, their grit and perserverence. I remain in awe of who they are. 

Stories are candles that shine light in the darkness.

So write your stories and let them shine fiercely.

My philosophy is simple: I truly believe stories are what makes the world go ’round. It’s our connection and humanity. And my commitment to always play in that beautiful sandbox of creativity, love, passion and connection has never been stronger. And I’m so excited to play in that sandbox with you.

xoxo Bethany

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In this incredible training, you’ll learn to identify and build the three core pillars of writing and how, by really understanding these pillars, you’ll know exactly where to start your book, how to never get stuck in the middle again, (and write with great tension and stakes!) and keep your creative engine going so you never lose momentum and can finally finish your book. 

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