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.

Books by this Author

So, You Want to Work with the Ancient and Recent Dead?
So, You Want to Be a Chef?

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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 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. 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.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Grinch.

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