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The Amber Crown





Nimbus book cover

Crossways cover

Empire of Dust cover


“Bedford confidently mixes magic and romance in this spellbinding fantasy.” - Publisher's Weekly on The Amber Crown.


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


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


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


"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


"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 seven books (so far) 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.) Followed by a standalone historical fantasy, The Amber Crown, out in January 2022.

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? 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.




News: 2022

16th Janueary
Nice review of The Amber Crown on Pure Magic
14th January
I'm interviewed by Joshua Palmatier for his 'Drinking with Writers' series. It's available on Youtube. and also on Joshua's Patreon page
11th January
I'm on John Scalzi's Big Idea blog today.
The Amber Crown11th January
The Amber Crown is published TODAY! I've been busy writing guest posts for various blogs. One I'm really delighted to be in is John Scalzi's 'Big Idea' blog https://whatever.scalzi.com/category/big-idea/ and I'll also be up on Chuck Wendig's Terrible Minds blog. I'll post that link and others soon.
7th January
I am interviewed by Cheryl Sonnier on her blog.

3rd January
My guest blog 'How to Avoid Committing Trilogy Three Times in a Row' is up on Sarah Ash's blog today. Thanks, Sarah.

News: 2021
19th December
My Six Books interview with Paul Weimer is up on the Nerds of a Feather blog.

5th December
Good review of The Amber Crown in Publisher's Weekly

30th October
Reviews of The Amber Crown are starting to come in. Here's the first one from Nimue Brown.
1st September
I am interviewed
by Joshua Palmatier about the upcoming anthology Brave New Worlds, which is one of the three being published by Zombies Need Brains Press
24th August
My blog post on The Run Up to Milford
3rd August
My blog post How to Write a Speculative Fiction Book
1st August
My story Methuselah is out now in the anthology Derelict from Zombies Need Brains Press.
19th July
My blog post Space Opera
6th July
My blog post What an I working on?
22nd June
My blog post Sorry I Missed
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
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

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