Freelance Content Writer/Editorial Consultant
Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD, is a well-known author, senior medical writer and health literary expert. Deb works hard and plays hard! An avid wordsmith and health communications professional, Deb loves boating, fishing and catching blue crabs at her bay front condominium in South Tampa Florida.
Accepting New Clients Now
Where I Excel
- Generating great ideas and brainstorming
- Creative consulting
- Health literacy
- Meeting STAT deadlines
- Repurposing old content to include new data
- Writing fresh, easy to read content on medical topics
- Plotting out successful websites and book outlines from an original idea
- Engaging readers in creative content on the web and in trade books
a true story about love, loss and the miraculous human spirit
By Deb Fulghum Bruce, PhD
Catastrophe #1On April 27, 2011, one week before we were to set sail on a celebratory birthday cruise from Sicily to Athens, our lives were changed forever. In just an instant, at exactly 4:05pm, my husband Bob, 61, suffered a catastrophic brain bleed when a heavy, overhead cabinet door fell on his head while working at Cisco Systems Atlanta.
Catastrophe #2August 21, 2011, a little more than three months after Bob’s catastrophic brain injury, it was my turn. After scraping my leg on our swimming pool, my son found me unconscious in septic shock. He called 911 and I was told by paramedics that my blood pressure was 80/40 and my heart rate was 130. I was rushed into surgery where surgeons said, "You may lose your leg...you may lose your life."
The Miraculous Human SpiritI want to share with you a true story about love, loss and the miraculous human spirit that is virtually indestructible and helps strengthen us during times of tragedy so we can cope and rebuild again. I will reveal to you the tenacity and strength we all possess during catastrophic times, that even when the body is physically weak, the spirit is strong. While the thought of dying, or watching a loved one die or losing a loved one is beyond paralyzing, in reality, life goes on and the unbelievable sense of loss and sadness softens. No, the tragic memories never go away; but they lose their painful edges. I have learned through this experience that whatever life can throw at us, no matter how catastrophic, the human spirit can handle it.
Deb Fulghum Bruce, PhD
"I'm familiar with that feeling of silence that comes with a very imminent catastrophe, when you know you have absolutely no control over a situation."
Freelance Health Writing/Editorial Consulting
As a medical writer and the former Editor-in-Chief of Living Well Today, Tampa-based author Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD, has written more health books than any writer this past decade. Deb's innovative and persuasive book proposals have won her contracts with such prestigious houses as HarperCollins, ReganBooks, Rodale, Dell, Bantam, Ballantine, Macmillan USA, Simon & Schuster, Dutton, Avon, Henry Holt, Harmony (Random House), Berkley, W. W. Norton, John Wiley, and Kensington.
As a member of the Author's Guild and the American Medical Writers Association, Deb has published more than 2,500 feature articles on myriad health topics in such magazines as Woman's Day, Prevention, Vibrant Life, and Success. As a regular contributor for MightyWords.com (eMatter) with her own collection page, Debra Fulghum Bruce Health Collections, Deb's MightyWords ebooks have been best-selling items. Most recently, she completed extensive writing projects for Parenting.com (Time Warner), as well as a series of four Q&A childcare titles with Little/Brown in NY. Deb also wrote extensively for the new Reader's Digest Medical Breakthroughs (2001) on groundbreaking medical treatments for women.
Features and excerpts from her many books have recently appeared in popular mass-market magazines such as Esquire, Forbes, Baby Talk, Prevention, Walking, Cooking Light, Redbook, Martha Stewart's Living, Reader's Digest, Men's Health, McCall's, U.S. News and World Report, Redbook, Glamour, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Shape's Cook, Woman's Day, Elan, USA Today, and Woman's World Weekly. Deb has done numerous radio and TV talk shows and interviews, including call-in shows. She and her many coauthors have appeared on CNN News, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and the Today Show, as well as radio and television talk shows. Her book I'd Kill for a Cookie was chosen by USA TODAY as one of the Top 10 Health Books in l997.
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