Ms. Gino has appeared on many television and radio shows including; The Today Show, Charlie Rose, Houston Live, Regis, AM Los Angeles, AM San Francisco and she has been featured in several publications: People Magazine, New York Magazine, American Journal of Nursing, Nursing, and other Nursing journals.
Her first book, The Nurse’s Story was published by Simon and Schuster, sold to nine foreign countries and is still in print internationally. It was a feature of the Book of the Month Club and Nurses Book Club. It was on Publisher Weekly’s list for six weeks and was #2 on the Los Angeles Times Bestsellers list.
The Nurse’s Story was serialized in the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune and Washington Post and the screenplay was completed by Mario Puzo and submitted for a feature film or major TV series.
Carol was the longtime companion of The Godfather author, Mario Puzo for over 20 years, until his death in 1999, and in 2001 she completed his book The Family, which was published by Harper Collins. It was a best seller.
Her latest book, a memoir titled, Me and Mario – Love, Power & Writing with Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, offers an intimate look into the man and the myth and the magic between them. Often funny—sometimes raw—always true. It’s a journey of love, friendship and playful competition that pushed them both in life and writing. It was a creative partnership that spanned 2 decades. Filled with Puzo’s tips on storytelling, fellow authors and writers-to-be will love this inside-look into the mind and art of a legendary author and the woman who he chose as his closest friend and last love.
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