Probably, like most writers, finding the time to write without demands from my day job, family, life, and so on. Fortunately, my work as a college instructor affords some blocks of time that I can use to write. For example, I have more time during the summer months. Also, we have long dark winters here in Wisconsin which is a great time to write. I’m also a bit on the obsessive side which means that I’ll tend to get on a roll and won’t stop until I’m finished with a project.
Can you give us a short synopsis of The XCure?
Sure. The story is about a brilliant biomedical engineer, Dr. Alex Winter, who meets and falls in love with the beautiful and talented Chinese scientist, Dr. Xiu Ling. They discover their combined research is a potential cure for cancer but soon find that the powerful Tando Pharmaceuticals company with their mercenary army is out to stop them. They are cast into a deadly game of international conspiracy, greed and betrayal as they struggle to develop the new cure.
What inspired you to write this book?
I have a lot of experience working in alternative medicine when I practiced chiropractic. I would often see results from simple remedies such as vitamins and herbals. The big drug companies often ignored some of these treatments because they are not regulated by the FDA, which means there is not as much profit as is in pharmaceuticals. I wondered if big pharma did anything to dissuade people from using simple remedies.
So, I was driving home from work one day and there was this story on the radio about a researcher who used radio frequencies to kill cancer cells. I did a bit of research and found that there actually was a cure developed by Royal Rife back in the 1930’s which he thought was suppressed by a medical conspiracy. The same sort of thing happened to chiropractic up until the 1980s. I thought it would make a great story about finding a cure for cancer based on alternative medicine with an evil pharmaceutical company using secret agents to stop it.
How many hours a day do you spend writing?
Actually, I don’t write every day but do find time to do so every week. At times, I can get on a roll to finish a project so my writing time increases substantially. For example, in a typical week I might only write for 10-12 hours or so but if I am really into a project this can increase to up to 40 hours/week.
Name your top 5 books.
This is a hard one because there are so many fiction and non-fiction books I really love and my list changes constantly. I know this is a bit cliché, but I really enjoyed Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Another book I would put up there for pure entertainment value is Stephen King’s The Stand. I also enjoyed reading older science fiction like War of the Worlds and 2001 A Space Odyssey (my favorite movie as well). Lately I’ve enjoyed reading Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and am re-reading Stephen King’s The Talisman.
What are you working on now?
I just finished my second novel, Alan2 and sent the manuscript to my publisher (keeping my fingers crossed they like it). This one is a cyber-thriller about an artificial intelligence scientist (with a certain amount of dysfunction in his life) who develops a way to combine the knowledge in the frontal lobes of his brain with a computer operating system. Besides artificial intelligence, the story contains elements of cybercrime, cults, hacking, and an international chase with a very dramatic conclusion. It’s kind of like a combination of the movie “Her” with Terminator’s Skynet and a completely different twist. I’m hoping readers will like the play on today’s concerns about artificial intelligence.
Title: The X-Cure
Author: Bruce Forciea
Genre: Medical Thriller / Science Fiction
Dr. Alex Winter, a brilliant biomedical engineer, teams with Dr. Xiu Ling, a beautiful Chinese scientist, to discover a revolutionary cure for cancer. But Tando Pharmaceuticals, the world’s largest and richest drug producer, also has an interest in the cure, and when they discover that the treatment is flawed as recipients begin to die after four months, causing a media frenzy and a drop in Tando’s stock, they call upon their ‘Mercenary Soldiers of Medicine’ to maintain global domination.
Bruce Forciea is known for taking complex scientific concepts and making them easy to understand through engaging stories and simple explanations. He is an Amazon Best Selling Author and has written several books on healing and biology which include Unlocking the Healing Code, An Easy Guide to Learning Anatomy and Physiology and An eText of Anatomy and Physiology. The X-Cure is his debut fiction work. Dr. Forciea teaches Anatomy and Physiology for Moraine Park Technical College and Unitek College. Professional projects include writing and producing college science courses, producing digital media including over one hundred science videos, ebooks, custom labs and websites. His fiction writing draws on a diverse and eclectic background that includes touring and performing with a professional show, designing digital circuits for a defense contractor, treating thousands of patients while running successful chiropractic and wellness clinics and now teaching life science and wellness. Dr. Forciea lives in Wisconsin and loves writing during the solitude of the long Northern winters.
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