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Mark Rubinstein

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Mark Rubinstein graduated from NYU with a degree in business. He then served in the army as a field medic tending to paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. After discharge, he re-entered NYU as a premed student.

As a medical student at the State University of New York, he developed an interest in psychiatry, discovering in that specialty the same thing he realized in reading fiction: every patient has a compelling story to tell. He became a board-certified psychiatrist.

In addition to his private practice he became a forensic psychiatrist because of the drama and conflict in the courtroom. He also taught psychiatric residents, interns, psychologists, and social workers at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and became a clinical assistant p
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Mark Rubinstein Hi Michael. I think the most rewarding part of being published (and read, as per reviews) is the knowledge that other people find my writing…moreHi Michael. I think the most rewarding part of being published (and read, as per reviews) is the knowledge that other people find my writing worthwhile. I guess it's a form of validation to feel that others want to read what you have written. After all, the act of writing is a solitary and lonely endeavor, and it's good to have some outside confirmation that you've spent time and energy creating something interesting to others.(less)
Mark Rubinstein Thanks for the question, Skye. My characters are based largely on my imaginings, but some little bit of reality creeps in here and there. After all, a…moreThanks for the question, Skye. My characters are based largely on my imaginings, but some little bit of reality creeps in here and there. After all, a writer takes what he or she knows from life, uses and reimagines it.(less)
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We know him as John Sandford, but that’s his nom de plume. As journalist John Camp, he won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for his

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Michael Murphy Wishing you continued success with your Mad Dog books. Thanks for connecting on Goodreads. Hope you'll add my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club, to your to read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 9: by Dale

Dale Thele Mark, thanx for the friendship :)


Barbara Love Gone Mad was a GREAT READ!


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Tina Holmes Hi Mark, thanks for the friend request on Goodreads. Love the piece from Mad Dogs House. Will have to read the full novel.


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for the add hon. Have a great Wednesday. Talk later :D


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Janey Rosen Thank you for the friend request Mark. Good to meet you.


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Gail Levy Glad to be your friend on Goodreads. I love your book too - and I didn't write it!


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Billy Masters Thank you for becoming a friend


message 2: by Mark

Mark Rubinstein Jill wrote: "Thank you, Mark, for your friendship here on Goodreads. I love your piece on eReaders."

Thank you, Jill. Much appreciated.


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Jill Thank you, Mark, for your friendship here on Goodreads. I love your piece on eReaders.


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