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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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Grinch.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Susie King Taylor. She wrote the only first person account of life as a female slave during the Civil War. And I wouldn't say much, I'd just sit and listen to her stories.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

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

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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