Bee’s Articles

Greatest Manuscript of the Century Sucked into Black Hole!

 Can that happen? Can a truly great manuscript, truly great writing, just disappear? Yep. The greatest book of the century can be sucked into a black hole. Can lie undiscovered. Why? No platform.   But My Book Is Exceptional! The two most exciting words to type are “The End.” With my book, Vaccines & Bayonets: Fighting Smallpox…

Bangladesh, grandmother carrying baby with smallpox, 1975

5 Reasons We Need A Treatment for Smallpox

It’s big news. Check the New England Journal of Medicine, ScienceNews, NYTimes, Forbes, Huff Post—you name it. This is huge. The FDA has approved the first-ever drug to treat variola (smallpox). But why? (Read to the end to  5 possible reasons.) Scientists in and out of the military started smallpox #biodefense research right after 9/11.…

Writing the Book–My Africa Memoir–Was the Easy Part

Writing, writing, writing—12 to 14 hours a day. I loved it! I was writing down my memories of Africa and of smallpox eradication—some humorous, some horrifying. So many chapters to write. In this post, I’ll share a few brief excerpts as well as showing you how much I enjoyed, and was consumed by, the writing.…