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Friday, 30 November 2007
Getting to Know Epstein LaRue
Epstein LaRue the person:

1.  What three words do you think describe you as a human being?  

Multitasker, Compassionate, and DIYer.

2.  How do you think others would describe you? 

Energetic, Knowledgeable, & Helpful..

3.  Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing. 

My nursing career and my family.

4.  Do you have any pets?  If so, introduce us to them. 

Related to the fact that I travel full-time, I have no pets.

5.  What is your most precious memory? 

When my father was sick and in the hospital for seven months.  The trials and tribulations of that ordeal really changed not only my relationship with my husband, parents, but my nursing career.

6.  What is your most embarrassing memory?   

Having to wear my nursing hat in school related to the fact that it always got bent in my car when I through it in with my books, and I still haven't figured out a good way to clean it.  Thank goodness, hats are only used in schools now J

7.  If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?  

I'd still be a travel nurse.  Just wouldn't have a world following of my travels. 

8.      In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.  

Epstein LaRue passed away unexpectedly after a motor vehicle accident.  Born and raised in the Oklahoma Panhandle, she has been a resident of Pocatello, Idaho for the last 10 years.  She was not only a traveling nurse who touched many lives around the United States, but a great author who spread her happiness to other nurses.  Her passion for life and love was seen through her many romance novels. 

Epstein LaRue the writer:

 9.   Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?  

That magical moment when I opened that first box of books.

10.  What is going on with your writing these days? 

I have started publishing a book every year instead of every two years.  I also have a monthly eZine and three websites that I am constantly updating.

11.  What are your future goals for your writing? 

To work smarter and not harder.  One of these days, I want to "retire" from floor nursing and go into nursing informatics as an independent home business.

12.  Can you describe a typical writing day for you? 

Nothing is typical in my life!  I usually write on my days off from the hospital.  At the end of the month, I usually found my self searching for interesting stories for my eZine.

13.  Why do you write? 

I started writing because I had a great story to tell how my husband and I got together online and beat the odds.  I continue to write because I enjoy educating nurses, recruiters, and others in the travel nursing field about what to expect and how we can work better together.

14.  What writer most inspires you?  Why?   

The great writings of Florence Nightingale.  She was not only a great pioneer in nursing, but she dedicated her life to writing notes on how nursing really should be done to educate others.

15.  How do you define your writing? 

Epstein LaRue's writing is an extension of her love for live, people, and passion. 

16.  In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years? 

Epstein was a pioneer in the world of educating people about travel nursing.

Epstein LaRue the details:

17.  Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website?  Blog?

  My websites are located at:,,  My blog is located at:  MySpace is located at:

18.  Is there a place where readers can reach you? 

People can write to me at

19.    My book titles include:

a.       "Love At First Type:  An Online Romance, Based On A True Story"

b.      "Crazy Thoughts of Passion."

c.       "Highway Hypodermics:  Your Road Map To Travel Nursing"

d.      "Highway Hypodermics:  Travel Nursing 2007"

e.       "Crazy Thoughts of An Online Romance" (scheduled release of January 2008)

20.  For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)? 

I offer my readers plenty of choices from the contemporary romance of "Love at First Type" to the traditional romance of "Crazy Thoughts of Passion" to the truth about travel nursing in my "Highway Hypodermics" series.

In conclusion:

21.  Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?  

In conclusion, I would like to thank all my loyal fans throughout the years for following me and writing to me.  I get emails everyday from readers with suggestions, comments and questions about my writing and my travel nursing career.  It is through my readers that my idea's blossom into a rose that can be shared throughout the world.

Posted by joyceanthony at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 30 November 2007 1:09 AM EST
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Friday, 30 November 2007 - 10:53 AM EST

Name: "Carolyn Howard-Johnson"
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Joyce: Thank you for including a blog on Epi.  She is truly a one-woman powerhouse. Author. Nurse. And shares in both areas of her expertise. I'd like to invite Epi to send me a favorite review for my blog, The New Book Review. Epi, it's FREE and the guidelines are on the left of the page. (-:



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