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Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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Crossways cover

Empire of Dust cover

"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


"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 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 . He first two books, Empire of Dust, and Crossways - both Psi-Tech novels (science fiction/space opera) are out now (published by DAW) and Winterwood follows in February 2016 - a 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, Nimbus, a third Psi-Tech novel and Silverwolf, a sequel to Winterwood.


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.

Click on the thumbnails below to get the full size Milford Flyer.

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: 2016

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


2nd February

Winterwood is published today! Yay!

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 thre 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
I'm on Mind Meld today talking about my favourite spaceship

News: July - December 2015
Earlier news archive is here...

24th December
A nice mention for Winterwood on the Barnes and Noble blog:
"Winterwood is a perfect blend of magic, historical fiction, and romance—it truly has something for every reader."
16th December
Winterwood is chosen as a TOP PICK in RT Magazine:
"seamlessly blends history, magical lore, high seas adventure and romance into one fantastic story"
14th December
Good review of Winterwood in Publiasher's Weekly Whoo-hoo!
18th November
My story Mort's Laws or Ten Commandments for a New Dawn has been accepted for translation into Polish at Szortal magazine.
18th November
My story, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda is translated into Polish here at Szortal.
11th November
I'll be at Novacon in Nottingham this coming weekend. I hope to see some of you there. I'm on a panel about urban fantasy on Friday, doing a reading from my upcoming book Winterewood on Saturday.
10th November
My guest post on Jules Jones blog is up. Worry: The Gift thet Keeps on Giving. http://julesjones.dreamwidth.org/302376.html
29th October
The artist responsible for my new book cover is the amazing Larry Rostant
29th October
Winterwood cover reveal and giveaway on Fantasy Book Cafe.
20th October
I'll be at Fantasycon in Nottingham this coming weekend. I'm on the 'Stealing from the Past; panel (Fantasy in History) on Friday 23rd October with Susan Boulton, Anne Lyle, Juliet McKenna and Toby Venables, and I'll be reading from my upcoming fantasy 'Winterwood' on Saturday 24th at noon.
4th October
I delivered Winterwood to my editor today. It's due for publication in February 2016.
9th September
I received an acceptance for my story The Last Wild Place this morning. It will be published in the November 2015 isse of Bloodbond.
31st August
Crossways gets a good mention here.
28th August
Nice to get a mention in Locus' new books list.
27th August
My short story, The Oracle is Never Wrong, which first appeared in Alien Skin Magazine, is now live on the Beam Me Up Podcast. Log to www.beammeuppodcast.com and 451
25th August
I'm live on Tony Ballantyne's How Writers Write blog today.
Thanks for inviting me, Tony.

19th August
My short Story, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Panda, has appeared in the special summer issue of the Szortal netzine - translated into Polish! Within next few weeks (September) it will also appear at the Szortal.com page

18th August
I've been invited to be a guest author at Sledge-Lit, Edge Lit's Christmas event held at the Quad, Derby on 21st November 2016. So loooking forward to this.
17th August
I've been invited to be one of the anchor authors in a new anthology, Alien Artifacts, edited by Patricia Bray & Joshua Palmatier and published by Zombies Need Brains. It's the subject of a Kickstarter which is gathering momentum very nicely. Do swing by and check it out.
15th August
My short story, Pitch, has been accepted for the anthology 'Thou Shalt Not' - edited by Alex Davis and due to be launched at Sledge Lit in November. It's about coveting... and that never ends well... :-)
7th August
My short story 'The Urbane Fox' is running again in the August 2015 issue of Trysts of Fate - this time with my name spelled correctly. Thanks to Lee Ann Story for the repeat and correction.

CrosswaysEmpire of Dust4th August
CROSSWAYS is out from DAW in the USA. It's available (as paperback or ebook) from all the usual online suppliers, and in good bookstores throughout North America. In the UK it's likely to be only in specialist bookstores like Forbidden Planet, but you can buy it from Amazon.co.uk. Crossways is the sequel to Empire of Dust. You don't have to read them in order, but it would be great if you did!