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Rowankind

Silverwolf

Winterwood

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Nimbus book cover

Crossways cover

Empire of Dust cover

"Silverwolf contains a very active plot. I really enjoyed the storytelling" - Barnes and Noble

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"Bedford adeptly weaves together romance, action, and fantastical elements... Conflict both nautical and emotional keeps things exciting." Publishers Weekly (Winterwood)

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Who doesn't love a far-future novel of evil megacorps?" -io9

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"WINTERWOOD, the first book in Jacey Bedford's new series, Rowankind, combines historical fiction, magic, shapeshifters, a strong female lead and top it all off with pirates. The result was thoroughly satisfying." - Fresh Fiction

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"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)

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Welcome

Jacey Bedford writes fantasy and science fiction, she's been published on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first six books are published by DAW: Empire of Dust, Crossways, and Nimbus, Psi-Tech novels. (Science fiction/space opera.) Plus the Rowankind Trilogy: Winterwood, Silverwolf, and Rowankind (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 there 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 secretary 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 and the Milford website at milfordsf.co.uk/

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.

Advice for writers.

Apply the seat of your pants to a chair, your fingers to the keyboard and write. When you've finished, polish what you've written. 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.

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News: 2021
 
17th June
An interview with me at NFReads.com
25th May
My blog post Back, Just and Other Superfluous Words
11th May
My blog post Brave New Worlds

22nd April
COVER REVEAL
The Amber Crown

Amber Crown

21st April
Blog: Flashing Back
6th April
Blog: Researching Historical Fantasy
23rd March
Blog: What have I learned about Writing?

3rd March
Blog: Sea Shanties, and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough’s Songkiller Saga

23rd February
Blog: Building a Universe – Law and Order in The Psi-Tech Novels

9th February
Blog: Building a Universe – Folding Space – The Psi-Tech Novels

25th January
Blog: Building a Universe – The Psi-Techs

12th January
Blog: Building a Universe – Power Structures and Personal Stories
 
News: 2020
1st December
Blog: Scene 1 of Winterwood – author analysis
18th November
Podcast interview for Writers Drinking Coffee
17th November
My blog: Books etc. for Christmas
3rd November
My blog: What I learned about Tallin that I couldn’t have found out from a guidebook.

20th Octover
My Blog: Domestication in a time of Coronavirus

5th October
My blog: Style Sheets
22nd September
My blog: The Rule of Three

8th September
My blog: Space Opera

25th August
My blog: Game of Thrones Revisited
14th August
My short story 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda" has been reprinted on the Wyldblood site.
11th August
My blog: The Belgian Refugees of World War One.
4th August
I'm guesting on Tiffani Angus' blog, analysing the first scene of Winterwood. If you want to know about word choices and foreshadowing, then go check it out
4th August
My blog:The Geography of Words
28th July
My blog:Rejectomancy
14th July:
My blog:Hookey Garrity's Story

30th June:
My blogt: How Long is a Piece of String?

17th June
I'm guesting on David Tallerman's blog with a piece on The Rule of Three
7th June
It's official. I've signed the contract. DAW will be publishing my next novel The Amber Crown in January 2022
7th June
New short story: Traveling Hopefully is in the anthology My Battery is Low and it is Getting Dark from Zombies Need Brains Press
2nd June
My blog:: Crew Dragon Launch
24th May
Good review of Winterwood on The Bookwyrm's Hoard.
19th May
My blog:: A Moment of Stuckness
7th May
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda is translated into Catalan as La Solidud del Panda de Fons and published in Catarsi Magazine
5th May
My blog: How I got Here from There
21st April
My blog: The New Normal
6th April
My blog: Fiction must Make More Sense Than Real Life

News: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 - Archive is here...