Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin

Medical thriller / Psychological suspense

ippy_silvermedal_LRSilver medal winner, 2016 IPPY awards

Best Regional Fiction (Great Lakes)

A fight with the food industry turns deadly.

Jeremy, a lonely and obese teenager, shoots into the limelight when a headstrong public health nurse persuades him to sue the food industry. Tossed into a storm of media buzz and bullying, the teen draws the attention of a deranged killer, one who’s targeting the obese. Soon the boy, the nurse, and their loved ones take center stage in a delusional man’s drama.

Rubin interviewed on obesity, fat shaming, and fiction at and

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In this article, author Carrie Rubin talks about fat-shaming and her public health experiences with obesity.

Author Events: For an up-to-date listing of current author appearances and events, visit

Barnes & Noble Booksellers local author event, Akron, OH Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1 PM

The Book Loft of German Village, Columbus, OH Sunday, January 31, 2016, 1-3 PM

The Toadstool Bookshop, Keene, NH December 23, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM

The Learned Owl Book Shop, Hudson, OH Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00-8:00 PM

Carrie Rubin at Conversation Corner (online interview)

“Bullied and pummeled just because of the heavy burden his waistline carries, Jeremy and a tough public health nurse take on the giants of junk food, drawing Darwin to them as surely as a wasp. And so the murdering begins. A fast-paced thriller with a climax that nails it.”

Frederick Anderson

Author of I Am Cara, The Butterfly Man, and Hallbury Summer

“Rubin is a masterful storyteller who weaves her medical knowledge into a gripping thriller, diving head-first into a meaty subject that has been ignored for far too long. Eating Bull paints a disturbing portrait of a society in denial and delivers characters that get under your skin and stay there.”

Dianne Gray

Award-winning Australian author of Soul’s Child and The Everything Theory

“A solid thriller that manages to infuse one boy’s coming-of-age with a whole lot of murder.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Carrie Rubin tackles obesity, fat-shaming, and bullying in this unique and original psychological thriller certain to keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading.”

Maddie Cochere

Author of the Susan Hunter and Two Sisters and a Journalist cozy mystery series

“The one-of-a-kind plot is accompanied by beautiful character depth and background writing…Carrie Rubin is a talented writer and I can’t wait to read what she thinks of next.

Samantha Coville

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Media Coverage & Reviews

Review by Book Club Mom

Review by OnlineBookClub: 4 out of 4 stars

Akron Beacon Journal

Grand Forks Herald

An interview with author Carrie Rubin by Story Engineering master Larry Brooks, on the origin of EATING BULL and the craft of writing

About the Author

Carrie Rubin

Carrie Rubin


Carrie Rubin is a physician with a master’s degree in public health.

She lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons.

Author’s website:

Book Details

Publication date: November 12, 2015 Trade paperback | ISBN 978-1-940419-10-7 | 310 pages | $14.99 Ebook | ISBN 978-1-940419-11-4 | $4.99 FIC031040 FICTION | Thrillers | Medical FIC031080 FICTION | Thrillers | Psychological FIC043000 FICTION | Coming of Age For bulk orders or special discounts, contact the publisher:

EATINGBULL PressReleaseEatingBullAddendum_Page_1 EATING BULL press release & addendum (article by Carrie Rubin)