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. 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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Butterscotch ice cream. Unfortunately, I'm lactose intolerant. Sigh.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm easily discouraged. It take a lot of emotional effort for me to keep writing, day after day, when the rewards seem to come so infrequently.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Elastigirl from the Incredibles movie.

J. M. Bedell on the Web

Explore

CONNECT WITH US