Betty Kuffel, MD, is an honors graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, an internal medicine physician and former nurse practitioner. Her healthcare experience stretches from remote Alaskan communities, to large city emergency rooms.
Since retirement, she uses her medical knowledge to help people through educational non-fiction books on aspects of health and safety. Her writing has expanded to fictional works across genres.
Interest in storytelling began as a child. Between exploring the forest, climbing trees, and bicycling around a small Minnesota town, she read extensively about living around the world. A spirit of adventure led her to Washington state, hiking, climbing Mt. Rainier and sailing. In Alaska, she flew to remote areas, hiked in the wilderness, developed an interest in gold mining, and began dog sled racing. Later, while directing an emergency department in Nevada, she explored the desert and became a pilot.
Her first three books stemmed from needs she saw in her work. Caring for child and adult victims of sexual assault stimulated her true crime book, Eyes of a Pedophile. Extensive research, interviews with the violent pedophile Nathanael Bar-Jonah and some of his victims, provided a framework for information to help people identify pedophile behavior and keep children safer.
Dr. Kuffel treated many people with heart disease in crisis who had little understanding of the number one killer of women and men. She wrote Your Heart – Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men & Children to give people a science-based overview of the disease process, medical evaluation, and how to improve health.
In Modern Birth Control, Dr. Kuffel includes the basic biology of reproduction and information on contraception options, sexually transmitted infections, and how to avoid sexual assault. She has fought for equality throughout her life, becoming an advocate for human and women’s rights.
Flying small planes, sailplanes, and aerobatic lessons are meshed in adventures appearing in some of her fiction. She is a photographer, marksman, knitter, and feather-artist, arising each morning to write and watch sunrise over the Rocky Mountains from her home in Montana.
Her most important achievements are raising a loving successful son with her husband, Tom, and surviving a plane crash in the mountains of Idaho to experience the joy of knowing her granddaughter.
Eyes of a Pedophile – Detecting Child Predators
This true crime is based on the life and crimes of Nathanael Bar-Jonah. I hope you will read Eyes of a Pedophile on Kindle, identify pedophile characteristics and intervene to save innocent children from victimization.
Your Heart – Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men & Children. A science-based health reference.
Modern Birth Control – Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexual Assault
Fiction in process are: a medical thriller series, a romantic intrigue, a bio-thriller and a mystery co-authored with her sister Bev.
In Montana Women magazine, she and her sister Bev write the monthly Lipstick Logic column on women’s issues. Their novel Secrets of Loon Lake, a mystery set in Northern Minnesota resort country in 1960, is in final edits. blog: Lipsticklogic