Countdown to The Amber Crown – One Week to Go

Only one week to go to publication of The Amber Crown, and there’s still so much to do. I’ve been writing blog posts for John Scalzi’s Big Idea, and Chuck Wendig’s blog, plus a piece for Jean Book Nerd, Paul Weimer’s Six Books blog, Sarah Ash’s blog, Cheryl Sonnier’s blog, Mark Bilsborough’s Wyldblood Magazine, and The Nerd Daily. I’ve had lots of lovely offers from other writers to host me on my blog tour to support the new book, so I’m looking forward to writing pieces for Juliet McKenna, Nancy Jane Moore, Gail Martin, Pete Sutton, Joshua Palmatier, Jim Anderson, Russell Smith, Gaie Sebold, and Ju Honisch in Germany.

Eight down, thirteen to go.

I’m trying to write something different for each blog post, or, at least, to cover the same things in a different way. It’s much easier for me if I get a list of interview questions. I probably end up writing more in terms of word-count than I would if I wrote a straightforward blog post, but intelligent questions can spark new trains of thought, and send me off in a different direction, or maybe make me consider something I hadn’t thought of before.

I’ve also had a couple of pre-publication reviews – good ones, I’m pleased to say. This is the Publisher’s Weekly review. Also here’s a very thoughtful review from Nimue Brown on her Druid Life blog:

And Paul Weimer sent me questions for his Six Books interview.

So right now I have my head down, writing furiously about different aspects of The Amber Crown, from character studies to fashion and worldbuilding.

My blog post next week will be on publication day. If you have any questions for next week’s blog you can put them in the comments below or email them to me at and I’ll try to answer them.

Also on publication day Stephanie, my publicist at DAW, is arranging an online book launch via Facebook which is likely to take place at 8.00 p.m. UK time (GMT). That’s 3.00 p.m. New York time, so work out your own timezone from that. My author facebook page is:

I’ll send more information via my mailing list before the launch, so either sign up to my facebook page or join my Mailchimp author mailing list here:

Anyone who joins the mailing list before Sunday 9th January will get an exclusive sneak preview of Chapter One of The Amber Crown as a thank you.

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (, the secretary of Milford SF Writers (, a singer ( and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (
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