About Me

Physician, public health advocate, writer. I believe every experience is worthwhile, even if our paths deviate from where we started.

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 post on a variety of other topics as well. I live in Ohio with my husband and two children.

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

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carrierubin1@gmail.com

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Twitter: @carrie_rubin

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316 Responses to “About Me”

  1. beautifulnormalcy

    Hey Carrie, I’m a fellow writer who’s new to WordPress… I’m just looking to find other writers and get to know them. I find nothing is better than having other people there looking forward to seeing what you’re writing!

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      • beautifulnormalcy

        You too! I noticed you had published a couple books! To me, that is awesome. I’d be interested to read them! I don’t know if I didn’t read far enough, but where could I find them?

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          • beautifulnormalcy

            Oh cool thanks! I’m a big reader, and if I ever finish my list, I’ll check yours out! Publishing a book is my main goal, so I’m slogging through the process of rewriting now. It’s a wonderful/terrible process to be in, would you agree?

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            • Carrie Rubin

              For sure! Though I’m one of those weird writers who actually prefers the editing to the initial draft. I feel so frenzied when I first get the story out. Once the first draft is done, I feel like I can sit back and relax a bit. Good luck with your revisions!

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            • Carrie Rubin

              I had to do that with my first book. With my second, I wrote a detailed outline, and that made revision much easier. Now I’m a big outliner fan.

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  2. monochromejunkie

    Well let me just say, that:

    a.) Great book title! (Much success with that book. Sidenote: Don’t stop at just one. ;0)
    b.) You had me with “physician”. Ha…

    Really, I’m used to “meh” Bios and so to read that you’re an actual physician is impressive AND neat. :0) I was a medical student (back in the day) : Phi Theta Kappa- but tragedy struck and it wasn’t meant to be. In the midst of tragedy, I remarried and had two more children. Ended up staying at home and being a very present Mom in their lives for the next 20 years, and now that they’re all 18-26, I’m FINALLY back in school and making it about me (without guilt!). I’ll be going into my 5th year of psychology this fall and beginning my Master’s in Forensic Psychology within the year, and ultimately starting my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an empahsis/specialization in Forensic Psych. as well.

    From one (future) doctor to another. ;) Great to meet you! (I’m Birgitta.)

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it. Glad to hear you’re focusing on yourself now. Parenting takes a chunk of our life, and while it’s wonderful, we sometimes have to put a few things on hold. Glad you’re getting a chance to pursue your dreams! I am too with my writing. The second book will hopefully be published soon, and I’m working on the second draft of the third one. :) Thanks again!

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  3. Cardboard Express

    Hello there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and I enjoy reading what you have to say. I also am really interested in your novel, Eating Bull, and nominated it on Amazon.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thank you! Much appreciated. I’m not always so great about doing these challenges, but this sounds like a fun one for when I’m wracking my brain over what to post. I appreciate you thinking of me!

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  4. Connie Flanagan

    I hope Eating Bull gets enough nominations to be published via Kindle Scout! I read the preview chapters on the nomination site, and it seems to be an excellent thriller.

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  5. peakperspective

    Carrie, I just couldn’t go without leaving a quick comment on your latest post – Eating Bull. Firstly, wow, what a fabulous cover, and secondly, as this topic is so near and dear to my heart I’m hugely excited to read this story and spread the word.
    You go, girl!

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  6. Dina

    Thank you so much for visit and kind words, Carrie.
    Now I look forward to see more of your blog. :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Warm greetings from the North,
    Dina & co Xx

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      • Angie Mc

        My privilege, Carrie! My siblings and I are as different as night and day. We complement each other nicely! My children are similarly different. I find it fascinating how unique and valuable each individual is and how we affect each other through our relationships. Good stuff!

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  7. Nurse Kelly

    Hi Carrie! It’s good to find another medical person in the ‘sphere! Even though I’m a nurse and not a doc… guess you can give me orders now, right?! And I see you live in Ohio, as do I – west side of Cleveland. Looking forward to following your blog! :)

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  8. Sue Slaght

    Carrie I appreciate you coming by my blog! I hope Christmas went well and the toilet cleaning and meal prep didn’t get mixed up. You are hilarious! Happy New Year. :)

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  9. Pratish Mistry

    Hey Carrie… Just a quick note to thank you for your post on writer’s awards (your comments were closed on that article). I had just received a 5 star review for my novel Kineosho Learns to Walk on Readers’ Favorites today and then unfortunately stumbled onto Writers Beware and the Melissa Foster faux awards posts.

    Needless to say, the excitement of being able to display a Readers’ Favorite 5 star seal vanished immediately. Your post offered a lovely balanced view though and it certainly cheered me up :) Thanks!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I’m glad you found the article helpful. I think with each year, Readers’ Favorite grows. Many traditional publishers seek their reviews, too, at least according to their website. Congrats on your 5-star review, and good luck with your book!

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  10. Sophie, She Wrote

    Firstly – thanks for calling me good lookin! secondly I just came across your blog via the suggestions on my reader and they were right I really enjoy it!

    As a lawyer trying desperately to be a writer an am a tad envious that you have managed to make the switch – l will definitely be following.

    Soph x

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      I recently made the switch out of clinical medicine, though I hadn’t initially planned on writing full-time. My plan was to find a nonclinical job in the public health sector or go into research, but I got sidetracked by writing. I don’t know how much longer I can enjoy my hiatus, but I’d like to at least see my second book published first, and I’m in the shopping-around phase for it now. So we’ll see. I’ve spent years at a job, and I’m sure I’ll spend years more, but it’s nice to have this little break! :)

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  11. RobinLK

    Found you via Judy’s Playing for Time… funny stuff, here! Loved your About. Each of my sisters has two boys, from 4 – 13. We are learning MUCH. Phew! Following – here and Twitter. Looking forward to reading about your transition to writer.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, boys are an interesting phenomenon. Then again, I’ve never been a girly girl, so it’s probably just as well. :)

      Thanks for the follows! I look forward to checking out your sites, too.

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  12. cskinnaird

    Hi Carrie, thank you so much for the like and visiting my blog! I really like the humor that you have here on your website. Some of your featured quotes had me really laughing out loud!

    I look forward to seeing what a medical thriller is like; I haven’t really read one before, to be honest. =)

    I admire your ability to balance out motherhood and writing. Sometimes I wonder how to balance my days, and I don’t even have children to take my time up.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      I saw your post on Brian King’s reblog of it. Was a great article and relevant for me since the protag in my current WIP is a man.

      I hear you about finding balance. Between life, family, writing, work, marketing–it can be overwhelming for writers. It’s a wonder we produce any words at all!

      Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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  13. rod

    Hi Carrie, thanks for the follow. I have signed up to your blog and also liked you on FB, followed you on Twitter.

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  14. Your Moderate Mama

    Well… I’m new here to the WP community so I’m comments stalking blogs I already follow to find new blogs to follow… that’s how I found you… stalking Peg!

    I’m looking forward to seeing you in my reader!

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