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 Animals?
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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I think I'd be a well-loved dog. Possibly an Anatolian Shepherd dog with a huge enclosure, a job to do, a warm and dry place to sleep, and plenty of food and water.

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 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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Grinch.

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