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Winterwood Interviews and Reviews

Winterwood (and Crossways) recent interviews and reviews 13th February Thanks to Sherwood Smith for the nice mention for Crossways in her article on Book View Cafe entitled ‘My Genre is Growing Up.’ 10th February Interview here at Civilian Reader. 8th … Continue reading

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Winterwood Cover Revealed at Fantasy Book Cafe

I’ll be putting the cover of Winterwood up here in a few days but in the meantime there’s an exclusive cover reveal at Fantasy Book Cafe.

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Re-reading my own book: Winterwood.

Having delivered Crossways, due for publication in August, I’ve stepped sideways straight into the edits for Winterwood, my third book – and a very different one from the first two space operas. Set in an alternate 1800 with magic, Winterwood … Continue reading

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Crossways – the Process

It’s page-proof time. The last opportunity to catch any typos and last minute (small) alterations in the text of Crossways before it’s sent to print. I have nearly two weeks to check 173,000 words of text. From the writer’s point … Continue reading

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Crossways Cover Reveal

I got the illustration for my new novel Crossways a few months ago, but until yesterday’s SF Signal featured it in their ‘Coming Soon’ section I hadn’t seen it complete with titles. So here it is. The cover illustration is … Continue reading

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Listen to Good Advice, but Trust Yourself

I’m a great advocate of writers’ critique groups, either face to face or online, but every person you show your writing to will have a different opinion: “You over-explain.” “I don’t understand X, could you unpack it a little more?” … Continue reading

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2014 – Looking Backwards and Forwards – 2015

Looking back to 2014 2014 is the year I achieved my ambition and officially became a novelist with the publication of Empire of Dust in November. I’m still slightly surprised – even though I’ve known since mid 2013 that it … Continue reading

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Interview and book discussion

Over on the DAW books blog… Interview here: http://dawbooks.livejournal.com/150945.html and book discussion here http://dawbooks.livejournal.com/150723.html Many thanks to Joshua Palmatier/Benjamin Tate

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Guest Blogs Roundup

25th November 2014 SF Signal’s Mind Meld http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2014/11/mind-meld-the-best-book-openings/ 16th November 2014 Guest Interview on Chuck Wendig’s Diabolical Plots http://www.diabolicalplots.com/?p=12558 Review on Jaine Fenn’s Tales from the Garrett. http://www.jainefenn.com/2014/11/review-empire-dust/ 6th November 2014 Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds blog – Five Things I … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Anne Lyle’s Blog

World Building From the Coffee Up is my new guest post on Anne Lyles’ blog here: http://annelyle.com/blog/2014/11/04/worldbuilding-from-the-coffee-up-a-guest-post-by-jacey-bedford/ Thanks for hosting me, Anne. And there’s a new review of Empire of Dust on Jaine Fenn’s Tales from the Garrett. Also – … Continue reading

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My Guest Post on Ben Jeapes’ Blog

Ben Jeapes did an excellent gust post here on my Live Journal blog a few months ago and now he’d invited me to guest on his blog. Here’s my post – about the value of critique groups. http://www.benjeapes.com/index.php/2014/10/everyones-a-critic/ Ben and … Continue reading

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My Guest Post on the Bristol Books Blog

Great to be invited to answer some interview questions for the Bristol Books Blog in advance of attending Bristolcon this coming Saturday (25th October). Answers here: http://brsbkblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/interview-with-jacey-bedford.html?spref=tw

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Editing and Time Travel

Editing one book while writing the first draft of the sequel is as close as I will ever come to time travel. My first book, Empire of Dust, is due out from DAW on November 4th and while waiting for … Continue reading

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How long is a novel?

As aspiring novellists we always receive conflicting pieces of advice. ‘A book should be as long as it needs to be,’ is always a good one, but it’s also generally sound advice that, ‘first time novellists should aim for a … Continue reading

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Empire of Dust

Empire of Dust – a Psi-Tech Novel, by Jacey Bedford, DAW 4th November 2014

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Amazin’ Amazon

Empire of Dust – A Psi-Tech Novel by Jacey BedfordDAW, 4th November 2014 Whoo-hoo… really jazzed to discover that my upcoming novel (sans cover illustration unfortunately) is already up at Amazon for pre order. It’s not out until 4th November, … Continue reading

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