Jacey Bedford writes fantasy and science fiction, she's been published on both sides of the Atlantic and has three books coming out from DAW in the USA from 4th November 2014 onwards.Empire of Dust- A Psi-tech Novel and Crossways (two linked space operas) plus Winterwood (a historical set in 1800 with a cross-dressing female privateer captain, a jealous ghost and a wolf shapechanger).
And the cover for Empire of Dust has just been revealed. Blog reveal here (comments welcome).
In the meantime there's the latest short story (Kindling the Flame) in the anthology, Her Dark Voice' published 16th April 2014 by KnightWatch Press.
Jacey is co-organiser of the Milford Writers' Conference, an annual workshopping week for published SF writers.
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 reviews on Goodreads (see side panel). Friend her if you wish. (see 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. (See below)
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.