J. M. Bedell

J.M. 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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Rescuing puppies. I'm part of an Anatolian Shepherd dog rescue and we foster puppies until they can find their fur-ever homes.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Sitting with my husband in the shadow of our barn. A good book in my hands, our dogs sleeping at my feet, the goats lying nearby chewing their cuds and the chickens pecking the ground, searching for bugs.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I'd like to own my own business. A little bookstore/coffeeshop/artsy place where people hang out and discuss life.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. A long and happy marriage and four kids who are productive members of society and making a difference in the world.

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