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J. M. Bedell

Jane Bedell spent her childhood daydreaming in hayfields, talking to cows, and finding her heroes between the pages of books. She is a full-time writer of historical fiction and nonfiction for children. She received her MFA in creative writing from Hamline University in Minnesota. She lives with her husband and two Siberian huskies in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at JMBedell.com.
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J. M. Bedell
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I use a lot of qualifiers like 'just' and 'very.' Luckily, Word has a wonderful 'find and replace' function and I use it.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm easily discouraged. It take a lot of emotional effort for me to keep writing, day after day, when the rewards seem to come so infrequently.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Drivers who talk on the phone or text while driving.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Play the piano.

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