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Write On, Wednesday: Meet Alexandra Robbins of THE NURSES: A Year with the Heroes Behind the Hospital Curtain

By Leslie Lindsay Happy National Nurses Week! As many of you know, I’m a former R.N.-turned-book-enthusiast. Wait—I’ve always loved books. So when the combination of one of the world’s most vital—and dangerous—professions pairs with investigative journalism, I’m all over it. We’re super-lucky to have New York Times Bestselling author Alexandra Robbins (former credits include PLEDGED, THE OVERACHIEVERS, THE GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH, and others) here to celebrate nurses and answer a few questions. Leslie Lindsay: First of all—thanks so much for being with us today, Alexandra! I practically devoured THE NURSES. It’s lively, well-paced, and a stunning portrayal of life as an R.N. I have to ask how you conceived the idea of writing about nurses—do you come from a family of medical professionals? Did you dream of being a nurse yourself? What was the seed of inspiration? Alexandra Robbins: Actually, I don’t have any background in medicine or family with medical credentials, which makes this book different because it’s written by a complete outsider-turned-insider. I wrote the book because nurses had been asking me for …