Interview with Trish Labieniec

When did you first start writing?
I started writing children’s books last year when I realized there was a need for interactive books to educate children and parents about anesthesia.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This book is the first in the Nap with a Nurse Anesthetist series. Evan (character based on my son) had been having recurrent ear infections requiring bilateral myringotomy tube (ear tubes) placement. The story encompasses the key components of perioperative process helping parents and children to identify with what to expect on their day of surgery through an adventure. As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist/Anesthesiologist (CRNA), I have developed these stories based on my experiences and techniques utilized in the operating room. I’m hoping to reduce parents and children’s anxiety by empowering them with a basic knowledge of what to expect on their day of surgery.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Wanting to provide a resource for parents and children.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I don’t know yet as I just started with Smashwords!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Greatest joy is knowing that I am helping reduce parents and children’s anxiety through an interactive story.
What are you working on next?
The next A Nap with a Nurse Anesthetist will be a Tooth Fairy Adventure for children undergoing dental procedures.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son! He is my everything.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Love to run, bike and scuba dive!
How do you approach cover design?
I have an amazing illustrator who guided me on this process. I am very grateful for her!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPad as it's what I use for EVERYTHING!
What do you read for pleasure?
Nonfiction novels and children's books of course!
Published 2018-08-16.
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Books by This Author

A Nap with a Nurse Anesthetist - A Race Car Adventure
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Join us for a anesthesia adventure as Nathaniel and his parents learn what to expect on his day of surgery. This interactive story allows children to understand a few essential pieces about the perioperative process which will encourage them to participate and reduce their anxiety on the day of their surgery.
A Nap with a Nurse Anesthetist - A Race Car Adventure
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Join us for a anesthesia adventure as Evan and his parents learn what to expect on his day of surgery. This interactive story allows children to understand a few essential pieces about the perioperative process which will encourage them to participate and reduce their anxiety on the day of their surgery.