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Donald Maass
Donald Maass Literary
1000 Dean Street, Suite 252
Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA





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)


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


"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, Silverwolf, and Rowankind (The Rowankind Trilogy) - historical fantasy set in 1800 with a cross-dressing female privateer captain, a jealous ghost and a wolf shapechanger.

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 DreamwidthWhat 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).

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. She maintains the Milford blog at milfordsfwriters.wordpress.com

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.

Check out Milford here: www.milfordSf.co.uk

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, you'll never get published.





News: 2019
23rd July
I forgot to mention that my story: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda is in the anthology Wild Voices
16th July
My blog post on this year's Science for Fiction event.
2nd July
I have an article on Writing Historical Fantasy on the Dark Matter Zine.
1st July
I have a post out today on Gail Z Martin's blog. Thanks for hosting me, Gail.
18th June
My blog post on Submission, Rejection, and My Coping Strategies.
4th June
I answer five questions for the Chocolate Lady's blog.
21st May
Read the first chapter of Silverwolf here.
13th May
New short story A Land Fit for Heroes in the Zombies Need Brains anthology, Portals. Available from all the usual bookstores and online outlets.
7th May
Blog post: Milford Writers' Retreat
23rd April
Blog post: The Long Haul (about writing trilogies)

8th April
Blog post: The Truth in Historical Fantasy

26th March
Blog post: What I like to Read and Why
12th March
Blog post: Write What You Know - Kind Of...
12th March:
Blog post: Updated Blog Archive
26th February
Blog post: It's Never Too late to Talk About a Book
12th February
Blog post: Writing Romance when you're not a Romance Writer

29th January
Blog post:
Writing the First World War

15th January
Blog post:
Writing Tip: Using Wordle to highlight overused words
1st January
Blog post: Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2018 and 2019
News: 2018
10th December
Excellent Publisher's Weekly review of Rowankind.

"Gripping final Rowankind installment... a strong and satisfying wrap-up of the series"
5th December
There's a good review of Rowankind at Arched Doorway.
30th November
I've done an interview for Civilian Reader.
29th November.
Here's my blog post on Sharon Stogner's I Smell Sheep blog.

Rowankind27th November
BOOK DAY! ROWANKIND is published today. Yay!

26th November
I have an interview up on the Jean Book Nerd blog.
21st November
New blog post up at Skiffy and Fanty. Thank you Paul Weimer

19th November
The second part of my interview is now up at The Scribe. Thanks to Mark Iles

17th November
An interview with me re Rowankind is now up at File 770. Thanks to Mike Glyer for hosting and to Carl Slaughter for the interview itself. Good questions, Carl.
17th November.
A complete rundown of the Rowankind trilogy ia now up at Fille 770.

11th November
First of a 2-part guest blog post on The Scribe
This one is about Rowankind.
The next will be about writing in general.

9th November
My author copies of Rowankind arrived today! Whoo-hoo! Publication date is now 27th November 2018.
3rd November
New Blog Post: First chapter of Winterwood. Read it here.

3rd November
Rowankind publication date has been brought forward to 27th November.

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.

22nd October
New blog post: SF Conventions and How to Survive Them
8th October:
New Blog post: Gentleman Jim Speaks Out - the Rowankind books from the piratical perspective
28th September
New blog post: My Week at Milford.

11th September:
New blog post: Finish What You Start - or Don't

Powells24th August
I love it when people send me 'shelfies' if they see copies of my books in the wild. My daughter & family were on holiday in the Pacific North West in August, and sent me this from Powells World of Books in Portland OR.

News: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 - Archive is here...