About Fritz Scheffel:
Fritz Scheffel is a writer that confronts the health industry from the inside—using his forty years of working experience as a pharmacist—and from the outside—from his several years as a stroke patient. The author of numerous books on the health care system, pre- and post-Affordable-Care-Act, including Health Care: It Can Be Fixed and Health Care 911: A Health Care Crisis That Did Not Have to Happen.
What inspires you to write?
I started writing when I realized there was a distinct lack of reality about the health industry being presented by politicians and the news media. I worked for years in the industry and knew the American people were not being told the truth about healthcare. It’s no wonder people made wrong choices when it came to their health. For years, we ate too much fast food, drank too many sugary drinks, and became overweight as a society. I saw too many people take too many drugs legally and impair their personal health as a result. When their healthcare costs increased beyond their ability to pay, they became susceptible to the claims that government knew how to make their health better. Finally, after years of misinformation, the American people are forced by law to buy health insurance policies that have no chance of improving anybody’s health. A solution that will allow the health industry to function more efficiently is necessary today, but any solution that involves the government and health insurance companies should be D.O.A. (dead on arrival) based on their fifty-year track record which has gotten worse every year. In this book, I will present a solution that will work better and more efficiently.
Tell us about your writing process.
I grew-up in the health field, trained as pharmacist and experienced working with other health professionals. I was never trained to write professionally, and as a result, my first two books, while factual in content, were rather amateurishly written because I didn’t know where and how to get the necessary help.
Yet, writing became a way to share my experiences and insights with the reader in hopes that the future of what is now called health care, or healthcare, could be saved. The question now is how best to present the subject in a positive light, so that it will be honest and understandable for the reader.
I wrote my first book a few years ago when I heard a doctor, who is also my state representative in Washington, being interviewed on a talk radio program talking about legal drugs. I remember how frustrated I was with the poor job the moderator did with follow up questions during the interview. The experience gave me the motivation to write that first book although I had no idea how to do it. After getting help from a published author, I began to write the book, but soon became frustrated because I couldn’t stay focused with so many memories running through my head. Another author helped me with that problem, and soon the book was finished.
After that first book, I began to write articles for some of the article publishing websites, blogging a little, and writing down thoughts as they came to me.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Fritz Scheffel, in order to provide readers with an honest appraisal of the history and politics of the health industry, chose to self-publish as a means of giving Americans access to the truth.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Fritz Scheffel believes that the future of book publishing relies on others to take on the job of spreading truth and honesty to the public in whatever way they can.
What do you use?: Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: Nonfiction; Health; Medical
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print