Medical school and years of experience in Emergency Medicine after a career in nursing provide a basis for many aspects of my writing. A willingness to participate in activities with some risk-taking like: sailing, race-car driving lessons, climbing Mt. Rainier, obtaining a pilot’s license, flying a sail plane to 20,000 ft, aerobatic lessons-flying inverted, doing loops and rolls, dog sled racing in Alaska and surviving a plane crash in the snowy mountains of Idaho with my husband and dog, all provide experiences for storylines and characters.
Broad writing activities include a monthly magazine women’s health column, a medical murder mystery series in process, a biothriller nearly completed. Published science-based heart health book and true crime on pedophile behavior written to educate people on how to keep children safer..
Writing before dawn and watching the sunrise over the Rocky Mountains start each day. Deer wandering through the yard and Valkyrie, my German Shepherd mix, keep me company each morning.
A local writer club provides a positive educational environment with “writers helping writers.” Our personal guru is energizing. He tells us to be successful you must: “Read a lot, write a lot and hang out with other writers.” We have an annual conference each fall. It is limited at 100 attendees and is always filled. I was conference coordinator the past 4 years. We have many best-selling authors in our small group. www.authorsoftheflathead.org for conference/mtg details or my websites: www.lipsticklogic.com www.bettykuffel.com, www.yourheartbook.com.