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Jacey Bedford

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Jacey Bedford is an English writer who is published by DAW in the USA. She lives and works behind a desk in Pennine Yorkshire. She's had stories published on both sides of the Atlantic. She has seven novels out now. Her newest is The Amber Crown, published by DAW inJanuary 2022. Previous books are: Empire of Dust, Crossways, and Nimbus, science fiction (space opera) which make up the Psi-Tech trilogy. Winterwood, Silverwolf and Rowankind make up the Rowankind trilogy. These are historical fantasy, set in 1800, with a cross-dressing privateer captain, the jealous ghost of her dead husband, and a sexy wolf shapechanger.

Jacey is secretary of the UK Milford Writers' Conference, a peer-to-peer workshopping week for published SF writers. She als
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Jacey Bedford Write. Even if you are not inspired. Just sit down and write something, anything. Words will come. Even if you don't think they are good words and kno…moreWrite. Even if you are not inspired. Just sit down and write something, anything. Words will come. Even if you don't think they are good words and know you'll ditch them tomorrow, write them today. Even fifty bad words are better than no words at all.(less)
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Winterwood (Rowankind, #1)

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Empire of Dust (Psi-Tech, #1)

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Crossways (Psi-Tech, #2)

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The Amber Crown

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Nimbus

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Hello 2023

Family plans were interrupted when our grandkids came down with a tummy bug and were unable to travel so 2023 didn’t start out so well for either us or them, but on 6th January my mum, Joan Lockyer, celebrated her 98th birthday and we were able to skype with kids, their spouses and children. No one threw up, so that was a win.

Mum’s fast losing her short-term memory, but she can still tell the tale

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“He should be building a wall between them if he didn’t want to get hurt, but walls sometimes kept in the bad and kept out the good. You couldn’t live your life behind walls. It wasn’t living.”
Jacey Bedford, Empire of Dust

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