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Nimbus book cover



Crossways cover

Empire of Dust cover

"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)


SILVERWOLF: "fascinating detail, overflowing with action, brimming with emotion (it even wrung a tear from me: that's very unusual for a book).


"The main premise is great, and the idea of a future in which there are no governments, only megacorporations running everything, is shockingly easy to believe. And also heartbreaking. The world--or should I say universe?--is well thought out and the characters are engaging." - Joshua Palmatier, author


"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 three books are out now: Empire of Dust, and Crossways - both Psi-Tech novels (science fiction/space opera) (published by DAW) and Winterwood - the first in the Rowankind Books - historical fantasy set in 1800 with a cross-dressing female privateer captain, a jealous ghost and a wolf shapechanger.

She's under contract for a further two books, Silverwolf, the second Rowankind book, due January 2017 and Nimbus, a third Psi-Tech novel, due October 2017.


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 Live Journal. 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. Feel free to friend her at LJ.


She's on Twitter @jaceybedford also has a Facebook presence and she blogs what she reads on Goodreads (see panel below).


Jacey is co-organiser of the Milford SF Writers' Conference, an annual workshopping week for published SF writers and she's also the coordinator for the Northwrite SF writers' group.

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.

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Milford Flyer A Milford Flyer B

Advice for writers: 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 there, you'll never get published.



News: 2017

1st August
Looking forward to 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

27th July
New blog post:
Bladdered or Shitfaced? The gentle art of word choice and the bogglement of page-proofing.
11th July
New blog post Corwen Silverwolf Speaks
26th June
New blog post History Lends Perspective
13th June
New blog post Life, Death and the Writer’s Pen

28th May
New blog post Some Random Thoughts on Revisions and Edits

16th May
New blog post on Due Process
2nd May
New blog post on Worldbuilding for a Series
20th April
New blog post on Committing Trilogy

19th April
Two pairs of Rowankind books (Winterwood and Silverwolf) will be up for auction at Con or Bust on 24th April to raise funds to send fans of colour to conventions.

4th April
New blog post on Cover reveal NIMBUS
22nd March
New blog post on Stories Far and Near
21st February
New blog post on Agent Update
17th February
New Blog post available now on Keeping your Nose to the Grindstone.
10th February
I'm sad to say goodbye to my literary agent, Amy Boggs, but delighted to announce that my new literary agent is Donald Maass of DMLA
4th February
I am interviewed for File 770. With a book giveaway. Thanks to Mike Glyer for hosting and Carl Slaughter for writing.

28th January
My guest post for the Qwilley on half-and-half worldbuilding is now up.

27th January
My guest post on Beginning at the Beginning is now up at Unbound Worlds.
24th January
My blog post on Ten Quick Tips for Writers is available now
16th January
My guest post is up on the I Smell Sheep blog. Corwen speaks out.
14th January
My guest blog on alt.history versus historical fantasy on Arched Doorway.
9th January
My post on the publication of Silverwolf is up today on my blog

Silverwolf3rd January


Silverwolf is out today!

3rd January
Great to see Silverwolf mentioned in new releases at Tor.com
3rd January
What Has Milford Ever Done for Me? My guest blog post is up on the Milford blog today.
3rd January
Nice review of Silverwolf from JoJo the Bookaholic:
News: 2016
27th December
My Reading Year
is now available on my blog

13th December
The Yin and Yang of Writing Advice is now available on my blog.

10th December
I have a guest piece on Sarah Ash's blog entitled 'Too Many Books, Not Enough Time.'
30th November
Busy writing the first draft of Nimbus so I paced myself alongside NaNoWriMo and committrd to writing 50,000 words during the month of November along with some of my other writer friends. I'm pleased to say we all succeeded. Congrats to Chris Butler, Kari Sperring, and Kayleigh Webb (who is also my publicist at DAW/Pengin RandomHouse).
28th November
Overnight Success in only Sixteen Years is now available on my blog.
13th November
The Pitfalls of Publishing or Lest I Forget is now available on my blog.
4th November
First advance review of Silverwolf posted by Deborah J Walker on Goodreads from a review copy supplied by the publisher.
"This is a glorious book, a voluptuous book (does that make sense?), brimming with fascinating detail, overflowing with action, brimming with emotion (it even wrung a tear from me: that's very unusual for a book."
1st November
Head down, writing like mad. I'm pacing myself alongside NaNoWriMo to try and add at least 50,000 words to the first draft of Nimbus - the third Psi-Tech book due in October 2017.
29th October
Spending today in the company of writer friends at Bristolcon - the lovely one-day convention in... Bristol. (You guessed.) Lovely to see: Terry Jackman, Liz Williams, Dave Gullen, Gaie Sebold, Ben Jeapes, Guy T Martland and many more.
26th October
Two days in Bath on the way to Bristolcon, to take in the atmosphere and do more research for the Rowankind books set in 1800 and 1801. Silverwolf, the second Rowankind book, is due out in January 2017. Afternoon tea at the Pump Room is so perfectly British.
19th October
I missed some Facebook messages and have only just found notification of a review of Crossways from November 2015 here at Kings River Life Magazine
"You wouldn’t normally think of a 500-pages-plus novel as crisp, but Bedford packs a high-interest punch into each paragraph. Characters, plot and technology, plus way-out-there stuff: Crossways has it all."
17th October
What's in a Name? is now available on my blog.
1st October
MIlford 2016 is now available on my blog.
23rd September
I'll be at Fantasycon-by-the-Sea for the weekend starting today.
10th September
I'll be at Milford for the week beginning today.
30th August
Cover Reveal for Silverwolf is now available on my blog
25th August
Thoughts on Editing is now available on my blog
18th August
Interview by Laura Seber at The Writers Thread
17th August
My story 'Weird is the New Normal' is in the Alien Artifacts anthology edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray.
6th August
Gotten Tannoy and Trug is now available on my blog
2nd August
Nice review of Empire of Dust at girlsguideto scifi.blogspot.co.uk
24th July
Humour in Fantasy and SF is now available on my blog
21st July
About Silverwolf is now available on my blog
5th July
Science for Fiction Writers is now available on my blog

16th May
Nice Review of Winterwood here in The Nameless Zine.

12th April
Ten Commandments for a New Dawn my short story that first appeared in Nature Magazine last year, has been translated into Polish for Szortal magazine here.
10th April
A guest post on the new Milford bursaries for writers of colour is up here on D A Lascelles blog.
9th April
Carl Slaughter interviews me today at SF Signal.
8th April
Today I'm speaking to the Birmingham Science fiction Group. 8.00 Briar Rose Hotel - upstairs function room.
31st March
A 'good' review of Winterwood on The Good, The Bad and the Unread.
25th - 28th March
I'll be at Eastercon in Manchester (Mancunicon) with two panels on Friday evening - on on historical fantasy and one on romance and SF crossovers.
21st March
Details Details is now available on my blog
12th March
Lovely mention for Winterwood on Sara Letourneau's Blog
11th March
Good review of Winterwood at Fresh Fiction
6th March
About Literary Agents and How to Get One - Part 2 - is now available on my blog

2nd March
Winterwood gets an honourable mention at The Incorrigible

1st March
Nice Winterwood review at The Book Adventures.
21st February
About Literary Agents and How to Get One - Part 1 - is now available on my blog
19th February
I was invited to write a piece on alternate history for SF Signal's Mind-Meld, but due to being accidentally missed off the 'meld' article I've ended up with a piece of my own. Thanks, Andrea.
19th February
Another interview - this time at The Qwillery.
19th February
Winterwood Cover is now available on my blog
19th February
My interview at My Bookish Ways goes live today

18th February
I now have a firm date for the publication of Silverwolf - second in the Rowankind sequence and a direct sequel to Winterwood - of 3rd January 2017.

16th February
Pleased that Winterwood is a Night Owl Review Top Pick:
"a fabulous plot and engaging storyline. Don’t miss this fantasy read. It’s quite unlike anything else on the market."
13th February
Nice Historical Novel Society review of Winterwood.
13th February
Thanks to Sherwood Smith for the nice mention for Crossways in her article on Book View Cafe entitled 'My Genre is Growing Up.'
10th February
Interview here at Civilian Reader
8th February
Interview and book giveaway(US) in Urban Fantasy Investigations.
3rd February
Nice to get a brief mention for Winterwood at Kirkus in their 'looking forward to... ' section
3rd February
Guest post on Juliet McKenna's blog on the transition from SF to historical fantasy

Winterwood2nd February


Winterwood is published today! Yay!

Happy Book Day to Me is available on my blog

2nd February
There's an advantage to being close to the front of the alphabet. Winterwood is the second book in Locus' new releases today.

1st February
Another nice Winterwood review on the wonderfully titled 'No More Grumpy Bookseller' blog.

1st February
Lovely that Winterwood is on Fantasy Faction's radar here: http://fantasy-faction.com/2016/fantasy-titles-on-our-radar-february-2016-edition

27th January.
Absolutely delighted that Winterwood is included in Fiction Affliction at tor.com
22nd January
Nice review of Winterwood at The Bibliosanctum.
20th January
Fan Mail
is now available on my blog
20th January
I'm on Mind Meld today talking about my favourite spaceship

News: 2014 & 2015
Earlier news archive is here...