J. M. Bedell
Books by this Author
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Okay, here's where you learn that I'm a bit weird. I don't listen to music. I love the quiet. My favorite sounds are the rustle of Aspen leaves in a gentle breeze, the chirp of mating frogs in the spring, the howl of coyotes on a foggy night, the deep bass tones that come from my cathedral wind chimes, and the soft cheeping/whistling of my guinea hens as they search for seeds.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. That I didn't go to college before I got married and had kids. It took me 14 years to get my bachelor's degree, one or two classes at a time. I think I would have gone further in my writing career if I had started sooner.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, integrity, and being teachable.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I have two, my daughters. One has an MD/PhD and is about to start her residency, and the other has opened her own gluten-free bakery in Seattle. Amazing, strong and independent women.