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"Silverwolf is an easy and quick read but contains a very active plot. I really enjoyed the storytelling" - Barnes and Noble
"Bedford adeptly weaves together romance, action, and fantastical elements, all set against a richly realized series of far-flung locations. Conflict both nautical and emotional keeps things exciting."Publishers Weekly (Winterwood)
"Bedford builds a taut story around the dangers of a new world.... Readers who crave high adventure and tense plots will enjoy this voyage into the future." - Publishers Weekly ( Empire of Dust)
Who doesn't love a far-future novel of evil megacorps and their telepathic agents? Nobody, that's who. In this one, there's a fun twist: the "Psi-Tech" implants drive you insane unless you stay connected to the company that put them in you. Until one agent, Cara Carlinni, figures out how to go rogue without losing her mind." -io9
"WINTERWOOD, the first book in Jacey Bedford's new series Rowankind, combines all sorts of delicious elements into a delectable whole. Urban fantasy, historical fiction, magic, shapeshifters, a strong female lead and top it all off with pirates. I certainly couldn't resist the temptation, and the result was thoroughly satisfying." - Fresh Fiction
"Bedford’s punchy, readable style propels the reader easily through the complexities of the well-paced plot, and her world-building, whilst utilising some tropes, also displays interesting and original touches which bode well for future novels." - Jaine Fenn (Tales from the Garrett)
"The skill of this book lies in Bedford’s ability to seamlessly combine intrigue-heavy, multi-viewpoint plotting with human stories featuring characters you care about – a rare feat in this genre." - Jaine Fenn (Tales from the Garrett)
Jacey Bedford writes fantasy and science fiction, she's been published on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first five books are published by DAW: Empire of Dust, Crossways, and Nimbus, Psi-Tech novels. They are science fiction/space opera. Plus Winterwood and Silverwolf the first two Rowankind Books - historical fantasy set in 1800 with a cross-dressing female privateer captain, a jealous ghost and a wolf shapechanger. Jacey's under contract for Rowankind, the third in the Rowankind trilogy, due in December 2018
Her writing blog, Tales from the Typeface is on Wordpress. You can follow her writing history from the offer of her debut three book deal with DAW as it happens, plus pick up writing advice and the writing-relevant minutiae of a writer's life.
Her personal; blog is on Dreamwidth. What does she blog about? Writing, books, movies, local history, family history, reminiscences, music, things that interest her on a local or global scale. What doesn't she blog about? She doesn't use her blog as therapy.
She's on Twitter @jaceybedford also has a Facebook presence and she blogs what she reads on Goodreads (see panel below).
A firm advocate of critique groups Jacey was a member of the (now defunct) Recog email crit group for eight years and thanks all her co-critiquers for their excellent input. Now, in addition to attending Milford annually, she takes part in Northwrite SF, a quarterly face-to-face critique group for speculative fiction writers within striking distance of the north of England. Jacey maintains the Northwrite website and you'll find her links for writers there.
Apply the seat of your pants to a chair, your fingers to the keyboard and write. When you've finished, polish it. When it's as good as you can possibly make it, format it correctly and submit it. Then apply the seat of your pants to your chair again... etc. Rinse and repeat. There is no other way. If you don't write it and send it out, you'll never get published.
The third book of the swashbuckling Rowankind trilogy follows privateer and witch Ross Tremayne as she navigates the magical world of alternate 19th-century Britain.
What do you do with a feral wolf shapechanger who won't face up to his responsibilities? How do you contain magical creatures accidentally loosed into Britain's countryside? How do you convince a crew of barely-reformed pirates to go straight when there's smuggling to be done? How do you find a lost notebook full of deadly spells while keeping out of the clutches of its former owner? How do you mediate between a mad king and the seven lords of the Fae?
Ross and Corwen, she a witch and he a shapechanger, have several problems to solve but they all add up to the same thing. How do you make Britain safe for magic users?
I love it when people send me 'shelfies' if they see copies of my books in the wild. My daughter & family are on holiday in the Pacific North West and sent me this from Powells World of Books in Portland OR.
Send me yours!
Whoo-hoo! I'm one of the core authors in Zombies Need Brains new kickstarter anthology 'Portals.' Here's a link to the kickstarter for this and two more anthos. It goes live today.
My story 'The Stolen Shoes' will be in Enchanted Conversations - a Fairy Tale Magazine on 8th December. It's the Elves and the Shoemaker edition so no prizes for guessing what the story's about, but it's a complete switch-around.
My story, The Horse Head Violin, is in the anthology: Children of a different Sky, edited by Alma Alexander. Buy in the USA. Or buy in the UK Proceeds to help refugees
Dag Rambraut has interviewed me for SFFworld.com. Read it here.
My 5th novel NIMBUS is published today.
My blog post 'They Came in Their Thousands,' about my Belgian refugee/World War One story is up on Alma Alexander's website. I have a story called The Horse Head Violin in her anthology 'Children of a Different Sky.'
9th - 13th August
Worldcon in Helsinki
I have one panel on Sunday afternoon 13th August: 15:00 - 16:00, 216 (Messukeskus) History as World Building. Using knowledge and research of real-life history as world-building fantasy and science fiction. Thomas Årnfelt, Jacey Bedford, Heather Rose Jones (M), Jo Walton, Angus Watson