The Seneca Scourge And A Willy Wonka Song

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You’ve all seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, right? Good. Let’s start out by singing an Oompa Loompa song. Click that You Tube link if you need a melody refresher.

Ready? All together now!

Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo,
I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you.
Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-dee,
If you are wise you’ll listen to me.

What do you get when your seatmate blows snot?
Maybe a virus that turns lungs to rot.
Is that what The Seneca Scourge is about?
Oh, indeed of that there’s no doubt.

I don’t like the look of it.

Oompa Loompa do-ba-dee-da,
Catch my virus and you will soon croak.
Unless Dr. McKnight rescues you.
Like the oompa loompa do-ba-dee-doo.

These sweet Glo Sticks once scared the crap out of me. (Image credit:

My Disrobing

As a punishment for your off-key singing, I am unveiling my cover art and book blurb for The Seneca Scourge. Pretend I’m an important blogger revealing the next novel for Oprah’s Book Club, rather than a naïve blogger introducing a book that barely snagged a small e-book publisher (but how grateful to them I am).

Still, for this Ohio woman, it’s pretty cool. And I’m pleased with the cover art. My publisher boasts award-winning cover artists, and I can see why.

My book cover (Cover artist: Harris Channing)

The Seneca Scourge Book Blurb

Dr. Sydney McKnight, a young physician battling the deadliest influenza pandemic of all time, joins forces with Dr. Casper Jones, an odd new research virologist whose arrival coincides with the virus’s advent, and whose presence raises more questions than answers.

As scientists around the world search for an explanation for the virus’s high mortality rate, Sydney’s distrust of Casper grows, especially after she discovers him injecting an unidentified substance into her patient. Despite a heavy patient load, rebuttals from her boss, and an increasingly strained relationship with her boyfriend, Sydney is determined to learn the truth.

But what she finds will plunge her into danger and change her life forever…

So, there it is. Certainly no Pulitzer, but hopefully a fun read. Just bring your hazmat suit. What? You don’t have one? Well, good luck to you then.

Do you judge a book by its cover? If you’re an author, have you struggled to find the right cover art? Do you struggle with writing book blurbs and author bios? Did you like Johnny Depp in the Willy Wonka remake? Are you an Oompa Loompa?

141 Responses to “The Seneca Scourge And A Willy Wonka Song”

  1. Booker « Real Woman's Health

    […] may be released in the next couple of weeks and I am looking forward to it!  The Seneca Scourge by Carrie Rubin, looks to be an exciting and entertaining medical thriller.  Click on her name for the […]


  2. butimbeautiful

    Actually, yes, cover art has me beat. I’m a ‘ok whatever, I don’t care really’ kind of book decorator. Wanna hire me?


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