Author Archives: Jacey Bedford

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (www.jaceybedford.co.uk), the secretary of Milford SF Writers (www.milfordSF.co.uk), a singer (www.artisan-harmony.com) and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (www.jacey-bedford.com). She's also a Home Office / UK Visas and Immigration department licensed sponsor processing UK work permits (Certificates of Sponsorship).

Of breast cancer and cryptids and what makes us angry by Cheryl Sonnier

I didn’t know I had breast cancer when I wrote, Investigating the Sea-Hag Menace, in early April this year. I didn’t have the routine Mammogram until mid-June, a month and a half after Improbable Press accepted the story. A couple … Continue reading

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You Can Do It – An author walks the Camino by Kari Sperring

I have to admit it; I’m concerned about Gaetan. Not worried, precisely — it’s not that strong a feeling — but I cannot but wonder. Did he make it all the way? Did he cope with the long slog up … Continue reading

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Revving Up to Publication Day by Jacey Bedford

When I was an unpublished author my single aim was to get a book published. Then it happened. I sold my first book to DAW in 2013 for publication in 2014. That was Empire of Dust. There have been five … Continue reading

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More of the Same but Different by Juliet E. McKenna

Where do we find something ‘the same but different’? This is what publishing is looking for, above all else. That’s what a commissioning editor from Pan Macmillan said, giving a talk at the very first mystery and crime weekend held … Continue reading

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Milford 2021 – a report by Liz Tuckwell

Milford 2020 was postponed due to COVID so, we’d all been waiting a year to attend. There were ten “old hands” and five newbies. Milford tries to keep five out of the fifteen slots for new writers every year. That … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #6

Jacey Bedford: This is our last day at Milford. We finished the crits yesterday, so today has been a free day. I drove into Caernarfon with Terry, Liz T and Tiffani. We did a little retail therapy and had lunch … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #5

Jacey Bedford: Whoo-hoo! We’ve finished all the critiques. At the beginning of the week, when it all stretched before us, it seemed as though we had so much to get through, and now it’s all behind us. Where has the … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #4 (part two)

Jacey Bedford: We managed to get the Milford group photos taken after lunch. We’ve had a pretty full-on day today with five crits to do in the afternoon and then the Milford AGM after dinner. We’re obliged by our constitution … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #4

Jim Anderson took a great photo this morning of the sun rising over the Nantlle ridge. Mount Snowdon is centre back in the far distance. It’s the first time this week that it hasn’t been obscured by clouds. Here are … Continue reading

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Live from Milford 2021 – Day #3

Jacey Bedford: It’s been a good day. The sun came out, and Trigonos looked lovely. The clouds lifted and we could see Mount Snowdon along the Nantlle Valley. This morning I wrote 1000 words on what is about to turn … Continue reading

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