Jacey Bedford is a compulsive writer of science fiction and fantasy with a string of short story publication credits on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first three-book-deal with DAW in the USA began in November 2014 with Empire of Dust, a Psi-tech novel. The sequel, Crossways followed in August 2015 and her third book, a historically-based fantasy, Winterwood, the first Rowankind book, was published in February 2016. She has a follow-on two book deal for the third Psi-Tech book, Nimbus, and the second Rowankind book, Silverwolf (due January 2017).
She lives with her songwriter husband, Brian, and Eska, a long-haired black German Shepherd dog, a thousand feet up on the edge of the Yorkshire Pennines (northern England) in a two-hundred-year-old stone house that takes the first hit when the wind howls off the moor. Though she's travelled extensively she's still a Yorkshire girl at heart.
She has been a children's librarian, a postmistress, a fisherman's smock maker and a folk singer with the a cappella trio, Artisan, performing to 20,000 people at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 200 people on the gun deck of HMS Victory and 3 people and the landlord's dog at a pub in Kent in the middle of a snowstorm. Her claim to fame is that she once sang live on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends accompanied by the Doctor (Who?) playing spoons. (Thank you Sylvester McCoy.) She's recorded 14 CDs and completed 35 international singing tours, 31 of them to North America.
She can ride a horse, knit a sweater, make a passable soup from six iron nails (as long as they're magic) and write a web page, but she can't add up a column of figures twice and get the same total, or play more than three chords on a concertina. She loves harmony singing, her family, her dog, words and chocolate, and hates cigarettes, fashion, football and 'traveler' spelled with one L, not necessarily all in that order. She has a stationery fetish and truly believes that a blank notebook has unlimited potential for creativity.
She began writing fiction at the age of six and hasn't stopped since.
Psi-Tech | Rowankind
Books:Nimbus, October 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Silverwolf, January 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Winterwood, February 2016
Crossways, August 2015
Psi-Tech Novel #2
Empire of Dust, November 2014