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Who We Are and What's Been Published

Jacey Bedford
Jacey Bedford: Over thirty published short stories to date in professional print anthologies, magazines and web-based publications. Agented by Amy Boggs of Donald Maass Literary in the USA. Debut book, Empire of Dust - A Psi-Tech Novel, published by DAW, 2014. Sequel, Crossways, in 2015 and Winterwood (a historical fantasy) in February 2016 foillowed by Silverwolf, January 2017. Nimbus, the third Psi-Tech book is due October 2017. She is secretary of Milford SF Writer's Conference in the UK and has been attending Milford regularly since 1998. She blogs at Wordpress: Tales from the Typeface, Writing and Other Vices , has an author page on Facebook and tweets @jaceybedford
Terry Jackman: wrote articles, study guides and actual exam papers for about ten years. She has several short stories published. Attended Milford for the first time in 2011, and several times since. Runs the BSFA Orbiters crit schemes. Her first novel, Ashamet, was published by Dragonwell Publishing in 2015, and she blogs at TerryTalk, to be found on www.terryjackman.co.uk Twitter: @terry_jackman
John Moran
John Moran: Milford attendee. Several short stories published in magazines such as: Escape PodPenumbra, and Nature.
Gus Smith
Gus Smith: Writes under the name of Gus Grenfell and Gus Smith. Author of short stories and several novels for children and adults including Woodenface and Feather and Bone.
Liz Sourbut
Liz Sourbut: Professional freelance copy editor and proofreader. Attended Milford in 1987 and then again in 2012 and is concentrating on fiction writing again after a bit of a gap for academic projects. Twitter @Zabeso
Tina Anghelatos
Tina Anghelatos: Several short stories published, most recently 'The Perfect Present' in  Sorcerous Signals /Mystic Signals. She has currently abandoned short story writing to work on a novel. Has attended Milford several times and is currently Milford Treasurer. Joined Northwrite in autumn 2013.
Tony Ballantyne
Tony Ballantyne: Joined Northwrite in summer 2014. He has sold short stories worldwide. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004.  Has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. Dream London is published bySolaris and Dream Paris followed in September 2015. Twitter @TonyBallantyne
CJ C.J. Jessop: (Cheryl) has short stories published in several UK and worldwide indie publications, most recently online in Plasma Frequency, Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Mostly working on novel-length projects currently, including a sword and sorcery epic and an urban fantasy inspired by Irish mythology. Tweets from @JessopCJ and blogs at https://jessopcj.wordpress.com/.
Kari Sperring Kari Sperring: Kari Sperring is the pen name of the Anglo-Welsh historian Dr. Kari L. Maund. She has published six books and many articles on Welsh, Irish, Anglo-Saxon, and Viking history and has taught the history of these peoples at university level. As Kari Sperring, she is the author of two novels, Living with Ghosts (DAW 2009), which won the 2010 Sydney J. Bounds Award, was shortlisted for the William L. Crawford Award, and made the Tiptree Award Honor List, and The Grass King’s Concubine (DAW 2012).
Sue Oke Sue Oke: She is a science fiction novelist and short story writer. Her work is both informed and inspired by the years she spent living and teaching in the UK and West Africa. She currently works as the Reviews Editor for Vector – the critical journal for the British Science Fiction Association. You can find Her on Twitter @SueOke and on LinkedIn. She has (amongst other qualifications) an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing (SFF) fromMiddlesex University.

Past members include: Ian Creasey, Sue Thomason, Jim Gotass, Terie Garrison.

Northwrite Successes

Sales of pieces that have been through the Northwrite critique process since our inception in June 2012.
(Short stories unless stated otherwise.) Successes include members who are no longer active in Northwrite.

  • Tony Ballantyne: DREAM LONDON (Novel), Solaris (2014)
  • Jacey Bedford: CROSSWAYS (Novel) DAW (2015)
  • Jacey Bedford: NIMBUS (Novel) DAW (Oct 2017)
  • Jacey Bedford: SILVERWOLF (Novel) DAW (Jan 2017)
  • Jacey Bedford: THE LAST WILD PLACE in Bloodbond (November 2015)
  • Jacey Bedford: WEIRD IS THE NEW NORMAL in Alien Artifacts anthology, Zombies Need Brains Publishing (2016)
  • Ian Creasey: ESCAPE FROM THE ANDROMEDAN EMPIRE in Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show (November 2013)
  • Ian Creasey: RESTORING THE MAGIC in Neverland's Library (Antho) edited by Roger Bellini, Ragnarok Publications (2014)
  • Ian Creasey: THE UNPARALLELED DEATH-DEFYING FEATS OF ASTOUNDIO, ESCAPE ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE in Asimov's (September 2013)
  • Ian Creasey: MY TIME ON EARTH in Asimov's (Oct/Nov 2015)
  • Ian Creasey: THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS in Analog (2016) Nominated for a BSFA Award
  • Ian Creasey: BOB'S NO-KILL MONSTER SHELETER in Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (Antho) edited by Alex Shvartsman (UFO Publishing, 2015)