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Martyn Bedford - Author

About the Author

Martyn Bedford is the author of five novels for adults and two for young adults.
He has also had numerous short stories published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines and broadcast on radio and the Internet.


Martyn is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he studied under Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. He is a senior associate lecturer in creative writing at Leeds Trinity University College and has previously taught at Manchester, Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan universities, as well as an academic writing residency at Leeds Trinity as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.


His creative-writing teaching also includes school groups and residential courses for the Arvon Foundation and he was a founding consultant and critic-in-residence for the online writing forum YouWriteOn.com.


He was a fiction critic for the Literary Review (2000–2009) and previously reviewed for the New Statesman. Before becoming a writer and teacher, Martyn worked for thirteen years as a journalist in regional newspapers all over the UK.

Martyn was born and grew up in Croydon, south London, but has lived for many years in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, with his wife and two daughters.

Featured books by Martyn Bedford

Flip

Flip

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2011. Ever wake up in someone else's body? Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs...When he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life! How is it possible that Alex has become another boy - a boy who everyone calls Philip? And how have six whole months passed overnight? This is a riveting psychological thriller by a brilliant new voice in children's books.

Other books by Martyn Bedford

Letters Home

Letters Home

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Twenty Questions for Gloria

Twenty Questions for Gloria

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 21/01/2016

Two go missing. One comes back.To Go Missing. One Comes Back.Gloria is tired of her ordinary life. She barely recognizes the free-spirited girl she used to be in the unadventurous teenager she has become. So when a mysterious boy bent on breaking the rules strolls into her classroom, Gloria is ready to fall under his spell. Uman is funny, confident and smart. He does whatever he likes and doesn't care what anyone thinks of him. The only people for him are the mad ones, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn. He is everything Gloria wishes to be. He can whisk her away from the life she loathes and show her a more daring, more exciting one, in which the only limits are the boundaries of her own boldness. But Uman in not all he seems and by the time she learns the truth about him, she is a long way from home and everyone wants to know, Where's Gloria?

Never Ending

Never Ending

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2014

How can she live with what she did?Shiv's best mate, her younger brother, Declan, died while their family were on holiday in Greece. Shiv doesn't know how to live any more - she can only feel self-hatred; she is tormented by guilt. Now she finds herself at the Korsakoff Clinic, with five other teens and young adults who are undergoing a most unorthodox therapy, which is often painful. But this is Shiv's last chance - the clinic must help her find a way to live again. But first, their methods will make her face what really happened to her brother.

Flip

Flip

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2011. Ever wake up in someone else's body? Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs...When he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life! How is it possible that Alex has become another boy - a boy who everyone calls Philip? And how have six whole months passed overnight? This is a riveting psychological thriller by a brilliant new voice in children's books.

Houdini Girl (Modern Erotic Classics)

Houdini Girl (Modern Erotic Classics)

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

Fletcher 'Red' Brandon is a conjurer, an illusionist, a master of deception who uses his talents to seduce wild, impulsive Irish rose, Rosa, into his life with a simple sleight of hand. But when Rosa is killed, Red is pitched into a new world where betrayal, exploitation and violence are no act. The deeper Red delves into the life and death of the woman with who he shared one sexy, freewheeling year, the closer he comes to a painful realization: even the trickster can be tricked.

Flip

Flip

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2011

One morning fourteen-year-old Alex wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table? Total strangers.And when he looks in the mirror, another boys face stares back. A boy named Philip, known as Flip. Unless Alex finds out whats happened and how to get back to his own life, hell be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else.Martyn Bedfords debut novel for young adults is fearless and fast-paced, a riveting psychological thriller about a boy coming undone in the most extraordinary of circumstances.A Junior Library Guild Selection

Flip

Flip

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

Ever wake up in someone else's body?Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs... When he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life! How is it possible that Alex has become another boy - a boy who everyone calls Philip? And how have six whole months passed overnight? A riveting psychological thriller by a brilliant new voice in children's books.

Flip

Flip

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

Ever wake up in someone else's body?Fourteen-year-old Alex Gray wakes up one morning to discover he's not in his own bedroom. More surprising is that he doesn't recognize his hands, or his legs... When he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life! How is it possible that Alex has become another boy - a boy who everyone calls Philip? And how have six whole months passed overnight? A riveting psychological thriller by a brilliant new voice in children's books.

The Island of Lost Souls

The Island of Lost Souls

Author: Martyn Bedford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2007

A fugitive turns up at a young widow's door. Finn is a draft dodger. Afraid of dying and opposed to the war, he could see no way out until a stranger slipped him a calling card for an anti-draft network. Now on the run, he has the promise of a new identity and a new life, but if he is caught, the punishment will be brutal. Then he meets Bryher. Thrown together by war, united in grief, they take a chance on one another: a chance that could make or break them.

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