Carol Gino RN, MA, has been a nurse, author and teacher for many years. She has worked in all areas of nursing including Emergency Room, Intensive Care, the Burn Unit, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Hospice Care for the terminally ill. Her first book “The Nurse’s Story” published by Simon and Schuster sold to nine foreign countries. It is still in print in Japan. It was a feature of the Book of the Month Club and Nurses Book Club and was on PW’s list for six weeks. It was #2 on the Los Angeles Times list.
Carol did two cross-country tours for The Nurse’s Story: which included TV, radio and print media. She has appeared several TV and radio shows including “The Today Show”, “Charlie Rose”, “Houston Live”, “Regis”, “AM Los Angeles”, “AM San Francisco” etc.. The Nurse’s Story was serialized in the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post etc.. People Magazine did a feature article on her, and she has been highlighted in many other local and national papers. She has written articles for New York Magazine (aka Teri Daniels) American Journal of Nursing, and other Nursing Mags. Three of her articles were published in Nursing ’97 (the largest nursing journal – circulation of over 350,000.) Three of her stories and several editorials appeared in Nursing ‘98. Ms. Gino’s second book “Rusty’s Story” sold 350,000 copies and again, Carol did a 15 city media tour. That book received the Epilepsy Association’s National Book Award and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 weeks. She also received the Service Award from the Epilepsy Association of Ohio and spoke to many epilepsy associations across the country. Ciba Geigy made her their spokesperson for the anti-convulsion drug, Tegretol. And another media tour followed. In 1997, Kensington Books published Carol Gino’s new book about the death of her grandson: “Then An Angel Came…” Both her previous books, “The Nurse’s Story” and “Rusty’s Story” have been reprinted.
Ms. Gino still acts as a Nursing consultant in Healing Imagery for Total Care Home Health Care agency. Her Masters in Transpersonal Studies focused on new modalities for healing, changes in consciousness, and cross-cultural healing. “The Nurse’s Story” screenplay was completed by Mario Puzo. It has been submitted for a feature film or major TV series.
Ms. Gino was a keynote speaker at the National SIDS Convention in Dallas Texas in 1997, and she was also a speaker at the Bereavement Convention in upstate New York, entitled “Helping Families Cope with Grief” in Tarrytown. The trade paperback edition of “Then An Angel Came” was released in September 1997 by Kensington Books. She began her own publishing house called Starwater Press Ltd. in 1987 to publish spiritual and angel books and tapes long before they were in mainstream consciousness. Since then she has also started aah-ha! Books in 1996 for her more mainstream titles. Carol Gino was the long time companion of author Mario Puzo for 20 years until his death in 1999 and in 2001 completed his book “The Family” which was published by Judith Regan of Harper Collins. It too was a best seller.