About Me

I love to write, but I’ve also spent time as a physician and a public health advocate. I believe every experience is worthwhile, even if our paths deviate from where we started. Or at least that’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it…

I am the author of The Seneca Scourge, a medical thriller. This  blog chronicles my transition into the writing world, all with a dose of humor, because to me laughter is one of life’s necessities. I live in Ohio with my husband and two children.

From time to time my personality imp, Mr. Nasty Pants, might appear in my posts–just as he does in my mind–and through verbal sparring he’ll do all he can to mire me in self-doubt and uncertainty.

My personal Mr. Nasty Pants (who hails from Microsoft Clip Art)

You might also encounter my Awful Offspring Offal, which includes the scatological and anatomical humor I withstand on a daily basis as the mother of two boys. For those of you whose sons are older, you know of what I speak. For those currently enjoying innocent male toddlers, your time will come.

Thank you so much for visiting. Please feel free to share your thoughts. I love hearing from you! And please, take everything I say with a wink and a smile. I make light, because there is too much heavy.

Contact or Connect With Me At:



Twitter: @carrie_rubin

Goodreads: Carrie Rubin


226 Responses to “About Me”

  1. thatfunnyblogguy

    So according to word press, I was not following you until 2 minutes ago. Odd. So I deeply apologize for the harmful feelings of inadequacy that I surely must have been causing you. …because I’m awesome you know.

    • Carrie Rubin

      Well, you haven’t missed much, so recovery from my feelings of inadequacy should only take a couple years of therapy or so. ;)

  2. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer

    Carrie, I ordered your book and think it is as scary and well written as your readers promised it would be. I’d like to help you get the word out about it and wonder is we could have a symbiotic book relationship; my book was published on amazon three months ago and is meant to be a comforting book to anyone facing a fearful problem. I invented an imaginary six inch tall British gentleman to encourage me and keep me company in those isolating radiation treatments. It’s called ,”En Garde, My Battle with Breast Cancer.” Will you mention mine on your blog if I speak about your book on mine ?

    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks for reading my book. Glad you enjoyed it! I look forward to reading yours. Sent you an email in response to this comment. :)

  3. Maggie O'C

    Carrie, this can’t be a new blog but it looks different. I don’t know what is going on in 2014 but a lot of blogs that I know I have been following for more than a year, have disappeared from my reader and then I notice when I look up at the top of the page that it says I’m not following you but that doesn’t sound right. Sigh.

    • Carrie Rubin

      I discovered yesterday that blogs I had followed for a long time, I was no longer following. Had I not spotted posts on FB or Twitter, I would never have known. I spent over an hour this morning browsing my reader and sifting through 200+ blogs to see if I could deduce who I was missing. Very frustrating because I wonder who’s out there that I don’t realize WordPress has unfollowed for me! Anyway, I hope I can keep sorting things out.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      • Maggie O'C

        I am wondering if last fall when I went on vacation and turned off notifications, perhaps something went awry. So I have my work cut out for me this morning!

        • Carrie Rubin

          I finally gave up, but I was able to eliminate a lot of blogs that haven’t posted in up to a year, so it wasn’t all for naught. :)

  4. robertsonwrites

    Sounds like a very intriguing book to read. I have not had a chance to read as much as I like, but hope to start reaching out and snatching books this year. I will be sure to put yours on the list!!

    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks so much, Joey! Whether we participate in the awards or not, it’s always a treat to be mentioned. I’ve enjoyed reading your tweets and stopping by from time to time on your blog. You always make me smile. Thanks again!

  5. clayton paul

    “…how’s about cookin’ up somethin’ special with me!” I remember the song, (but it was before my time, no, really!)

    Great post, doctor. You are, (or will be) a success in whatever endeavor your choose to pursue, I’m sure. Thank you for the visit; please come back when you have time!

    Better Days…

      • clayton paul

        Ah…but the trick is to gain the wisdom of the years in the body of our youth!

        I know…it’s a great quote…you may use it free of charge, Carrie…lol

        Clayton :)

  6. leamuse

    It was only a matter of time before I ended up here. I see your face and comments on most of my favorite blogs. Now I know why. Now back to discovering your blog…

  7. kp Attman

    “I believe every experience is worthwhile, even if our paths deviate from where we started”…I also believe that, and it’s an interesting journey. Certainly one worth writing about. Thanks for your excellence!

    • Carrie Rubin

      And thank you for stopping by and reading!

      It’s taken me a long time to abide by that old cliche of ‘life’s a journey, not a destination.’ The sooner we recognize that, the sooner we live life. :)

      • kp Attman

        That’s a thought my mother left with me when I moved to South America 18 years ago. And it also took me a while to understand that, but it’s helped me value even the hard experiences as life-changing, part of the journey that helps me discover what life is really about in the end.

  8. Vanessa-Jane Chapman

    Hi Carrie – As you know, I finally read Seneca last week while I was away, and just wanted to say I loved it! I’m not just saying that, I really mean it. I deliberately hadn’t read any of the reviews of it beforehand because I didn’t want to risk any spoilers, and I’m glad of that because it kept me guessing all the way through! I’ll do a review myself in the next few days, but as I only got home last night I must first do mounds of laundry and suchlike…

    • Carrie Rubin

      Thank you, Vanessa! I so appreciate you stopping by to tell me. Made my day!

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you had a nice time away. Thank you again, and thank you in advance for doing a review. Those mean the world to us. :)


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