How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for a number of years. My first non-fiction book, Unlocking the Healing Code, was published in 2007. Before that, most of my writing was for my work as a college science instructor. I wrote curriculum, course materials and so on. I also wrote an electronic text in 2008 and self-published a study guide in 2013 before writing my first novel, The X-Cure in 2014-15.
What was the most challenging part about writing THE XCURE?
Probably the editing. I learned a lot about writing fiction as I wrote The X-Cure and made a few mistakes along the way which took a good deal of time to correct before sending it off to publishers. I did a good deal of my own editing and used some editing software as well. It worked because the editor from the publisher said he did not have a lot of corrections. Writing the next book was a much smoother process.
What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
I really enjoy going deep into my mind to live with the characters as I’m writing the story. I get the full spectrum of emotions as well. It is a wonderful process that is much more intense than reading someone else’s work.
Is this book part of a series?
No, The X-Cure is a standalone book as is my next novel, Alan2. The next one after Alan2 titled “The Healers” may end up as a series.
Do you have any works in progress?
My next novel, Alan2, has just been submitted to my publisher (Open Books). 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.
About the Book
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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