Diane Verrochi aka NursingGeek

Tell us a little about you:

I’m a geek, a writer, a gamer, a nurse educator, and sporadic textile arts enthusiast. I’ve been writing since I was a kid, got put off it thanks to a creative writing professor who didn’t believe “genre” was real writing, and decades later got writing again thanks to the fanfiction community on LiveJournal. These days, I’m working on honing my craft to hopefully start putting some original stories out into the world. Some of my current influences are Mary Robinette Kowal and the rest of the Writing Excuses podcasters (Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and their various awesome guests). On the gaming side, I lean towards open sandboxes like Minecraft and character-centric story games like Spiritfarer, or else extreme weirdness combined with weaponized kindness aka GISH (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt). LGBTQIA+ health is my passion as a nurse and nurse educator, and that tends to come through in both my storytelling and my gameplay.

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I write mostly contemporary fantasy, and I stream a combination of writing and gaming. I’m just dipping my toes in as a streamer, so I’m not sure what the balance between the two will be yet.

How long have you been streaming?
Really just started today.

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
So far, thinking out loud as I write and keeping an eye on chat via my phone.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
Interacting with other folks who enjoy similar things.

Where can people find you?
I’m not great with social media, but can sometimes be found on Twitter at @nursinggeek and Tumblr, also @nursinggeek.

When can people find you on Twitch?
https://www.twitch.tv/nursinggeek/schedule

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