Author Archives: bettykuffel

About bettykuffel

Author and retired medical doctor with broad interests in writing, flying, photography and outdoor life. She has Indie published 7 books, fiction & non-fiction, all available on Amazon. Writing projects include: multiple books of fiction: a medical thriller series, a psychological thriller set in 1960 co-authored with her sister Bev, and others in process. Dr. Kuffel lives in MT with husband Tom, two dogs and neighborhood deer.

FREE E-BOOK EVENT

FREE E-BOOK OFFER for 4 DAYS JANUARY 23-26 FATAL FEAST  &   DEADLY PYRE Four days: Thursday January 23  through Sunday January 26 Follow this link to my Amazon Author Page: FREE BOOK LINK Please share the event with friends and … Continue reading

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Birthing a Book

Writing a book is a lot like pregnancy. You think about having a baby for a long time, often years before making the decision. You research many aspects and even take a class or two to help prepare for the … Continue reading

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Chronic Wasting Disease in Wildlife

CWD Concerns I have followed prion research since the outbreak of mad cow disease in Great Britain three decades ago. With a mad cow variant prion causing the Chronic Wasting Disease epidemic spreading in wildlife, this blog is an overview … Continue reading

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A Lucky Dog Turns Seventeen

April 2019 marked the 16th anniversary of Valkyrie surviving a plane crash in the mountains of Idaho and being found after disappearing in snowy mountain lion country for ten days. Continue reading

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Fatal Feast – A Biological Thriller

A New Publication Announcing the publication of Fatal Feast on August 30th, a biological thriller set in Montana. I began researching the topic 30 years ago with the outbreak of mad cow disease in Great Britain. Prion disease is an … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Mom

  Eight large bookcases in my home support heavy medical texts, tomes of biology and chemistry, writing reference books and evidence of broad reading interests through the years. Some might call me a book hoarder. While sorting and rearranging books, … Continue reading

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Prion Disease in Humans

  Luckily, prion disease in humans is rare, like one in million. However, the rapid spread through wild game animals and the history of transmission of a similar disease to humans from eating prion-infected beef means knowing about the disease … Continue reading

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Prion Disease in Man and Beast

I just finished writing the second of a two-part series on prion disease for my Montana Woman magazine monthly Lipstick Logic health and lifestyle column. The prion topic is important, and few people really understand this fatal disease and potential … Continue reading

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Free E-book – Alaska Flight

Flight nurse Liz Elliot quits her Arizona job and flees to Alaska to cool hot emotions after a medical helicopter piloted by her lover crashes, killing him and two close friends. Her escape from grief backfires when she meets Paul Lasher, a charming flying doctor in need of her emergency skills in the Alaskan bush. They learn her friends were murdered. Will Liz be next? Continue reading

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Writing and Technology

Technology can be frustrating. Continue reading

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