About Me

I love to write, but I’m also a physician and a public health advocate. 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 live in Ohio with my husband and two children.

As such, you might encounter my Awful Offspring Offal which includes the scatological and anatomical humor I withstand on a daily basis as the mother of two teenage 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 much of what 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


267 Responses to “About Me”

  1. 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!


    • 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!


  2. 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


    • 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! :)


  3. 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.


    • 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.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. 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.


    • 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. :)


  5. rod

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


  6. 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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