Jacey Bedford is an English writer with short story publication credits in anthologies and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. She snagged a three book deal with DAW, in the USA, followed by a two book deal. The first book, Empire of Dust – a Psi-tech Novel, a space opera was published on 4th November 2014. It features trust and betrayal on alien worlds. The second book, Crossways, launched in August 2015, is a sequel in which a search for survivors turns into a battle for survival, and the third, Winterwood, due February 2016, is a historical fantasy with a cross-dressing privateer captain, a jealous ghost a wolf shapechanger and an implacable enemy.
Already under contract is Silverwolf, a sequel to Winterwood, and Nimbus which completes the first psi-tech trilogy.
Most recently she’s sold short stories to Nature Magazine’s Futures section, to British anthology Her Dark Voice, and has a story in the anthology Futures2 from Nature Magazine and Tor. All her short story sales are listed on her website.
She is the secretary of the Milford Writers’ Conference, an annual peer-to-peer workshopping week, which she has participated in since 1998. She co-ordinates NorthwriteSF, a face to face writing group for speculative fiction writers in the north of England.
She lives in a windswept stone house high in Yorkshire’s Pennine Hills with her husband, songwriter Brian Bedford and a bouncy German Shepherd called Eska. Her two children have grown and (almost) flown.
She once thought she would like to be a professional horsewoman, but ended up becoming a children’s librarian before touring the world singing harmonies with the a cappella folk trio, Artisan. She now organises UK tours for international folk performers – driving a desk for a living and embarks on an Artisan reunion tour in the spring and summer of 2015.
If you point your web browser at http://www.jaceybedford.co.uk, you can catch up with Jacey’s writing and if you like harmony singing take a listen at http://www.artisan-harmony.com. She bookblogs on LiveJournal as ‘Birdsedge’ and has a Facebook presence under her own name and tweets@jaceybedford.