J.M. Bedell is a nonfiction writer and the author of several books for young readers, including So, You Want to Be a Chef?, Finding Courage: History's Young Heroes and Their Amazing Deeds, and Combating Terrorism. She is also a ghost writer of several nonfiction books and web articles, as well as a contract writer for other nonfiction projects like corporate training manuals. When she is not focused on a nonfiction project, she loves to research and write middle grade historical fiction, like "Saving Liberty." She lives in Gaston, Oregon with her husband, two dogs, six goats, nine chickens and a flock of guinea fowl.