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. 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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Play the piano.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, integrity, and being teachable.

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.

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