Thursday, January 30, 2014

Article on Turning 50 Barbara Hannah Grufferman

 Huffington Post article by Barbara Hannah Grufferman

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5 Life-Changing Events That Can Shake Us To Our Core

Organization expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern told (Barbara Hannah Grufferman) when she interviewed Morgenstern recently that turning 50 is often so traumatic it can make many people stay stuck where they are, unable to move on.

Julie's advice was to acknowledge the "5 biggies" 

1) Your "I'm really 50?" moment

2)Your children may be leaving home

3)Your work life may be changing

4)Your marriage is ending, or you're starting a new one:
5)Your spouse or another family member becomes ill or disabled, or passes on: Illness and death are natural occurrences in life, especially as we get older, but we are never fully prepared. If a spouse dies, your life is irrevocably changed on many levels, and this kind of change can stop you from creating your new life. Caring for an ill spouse or parent can hinder your ability to open up the next chapter in your life.


For those of us in the AARP age bracket, it is best to have contingency plans in place to help us prepare for "rainy day" moments.  Articles like Grufferman's are essential, yet they sometimes resonate more with those who are going through the "5 biggies" rather than the people who need to plan ahead for the "what ifs"

The Kate Genovese series of books bring up these issues and more through fictional characters.  Never preachy, the compelling stories keep the reader tuned in, while dealing with the unexpected from the perspective of a trained professional.



Friday, January 24, 2014

Arlington Patch ! Kate Genovese

 AFTER APRIL is the new title of the book!

  Author Kate Genovese has three books in circulation, another that she has decided to keep unpublished for privacy reasons, and a fifth, AFTER APRIL, currently being edited for release in 2014.

     As hostess of Table Talk, an interview program produced at Woburn Public Media Center, Genovese gets to "turn the tables" and ask the questions after years of responding to radio and TV hosts regarding her writings - Thirty Years in September: A Nurse's Memoir, Loving Joe Gallucci and Two Weeks Since My Last Confession.

   Loving Joe Gallucci is now in script form as well as in softcover and available on download, as are the other two books.

   A long-time nurse, Genovese gives her commentary on pertinent health care headlines on her blog    It can be located on      She keeps in touch with her friends and readers on Facebook as well as her Twitter - 

     Watch those sites for her lectures, upcoming tv shows, book signings and other activities.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Nurses as Authors and some interesting Twitter Accounts

Author Nurses

    For those of us in the nursing profession who also write there is a wonderful site that gives guidelines and advice. It is called Nurse Author (all one word, no spaces, no caps)

Here is some information from that page:

For Authors

This page is dedicated to any nurse thinking of publishing an article.  Please click on the 'View Articles' link at the bottom of this page to view a selection of articles published in Nurse Author & Editor useful to nurse authors.  We will be adding additional information useful to authors to this page.

We are very pleased to give all Nurse Author & Editor readers access to Christine Webb's Writing for Publication booklet ((c) 2009, Blackwell Publishing Ltd).

This booklet provides easy to follow guidelines for any nurse thinking of publishing their work.  It contains advice on how to get started, how to write different types of articles and tips on writing style, as well as information on aspects of publishing such as copyright and impact factors.

The website's Editorial Office is located in Oxford, England and is part of the Wiley company

Nurses work in a variety of areas that are involved with intellectual property.  Jonathan Paley of The Paley Brothers is a nurse from Boston, now located on the west coast, whose new CD was listed in Rolling Stone magazine this past month as one of the best reissues of 2013 in David Fricke's December 19th column.



If you wish to submit a paper to Nurse Author & Editor, please refer to the Author Guidelines and send your paper by e-mail to the Editorial Office.

Nurse Author & Editor
9600 Garsington Road

The America Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) also has a helpful site - the Journal for Nurse Practitioners

JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, offers high quality, peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners (NPs) excel as providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. Each issue meets their practice needs and encourages discussion and feedback with thought-provoking articles on controversial issues and topics. JNP supports advocacy by demonstrating the role that policy plays in shaping practice and delivering outcomes.

All articles and departments should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at External link All correspondence will be through EES. All manuscripts are accepted for publication with the understanding that they are contributed solely to JNP

The Journal has specific guidelines:

Submission Requirements
Papers should be written in a scholarly format using references generally no older than 5 years. Writing should be at the level for physicians and experienced NPs. 

Minority also publishes and issues writer guidelines:

Minority Nurse aims to provide nurses of color with a targeted career road map by offering practical articles on job opportunities, employment trends, and continuing education. Readers represent a wide range of educational backgrounds, from associate degree to Ph.D. holders, from students to practicing nurses and nursing faculty. Minority health disparities and culturally competent health care are frequent concerns, as are specific efforts to increase the number of African American, Asian, Hispanic, Filipino, and Native American/Alaska Native nurses in the profession.

Clinical Simulation in Nursing has another helpful set of writer guidelines:


Clinical Simulation in Nursing is an international, peer reviewed journal published online monthly. Clinical Simulation in Nursing is the official journal of the International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulated Learning (INACSL) and the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and reflects the mission of these organizations. The journal accepts manuscripts meeting one or more of the following criteria:

• Research articles and systematic reviews using simulation andor standardized patients
• Practice articles using simulation and or standardized patients
• Innovative teaching/learning strategies developed through simulation and technology
• Innovative implementation and management strategies for simulation within practice and academic centers; and
• Articles updating knowledge, guidelines, regulations, and legislative policies that impact nursing and health care education and practice 

In seeking out helpful links, we came across a blog entitled

the 25 Most Famous Nurses in History 

25 Most Famous Nurses in History

by Staff Writers on September 14, 2009
Nursing is a profession that seems to draw people with compassion and a desire to help others. Throughout history, nurses have been on the front lines of military conflicts, and have provided their caring expertise in hospitals and clinics around the world. If you decide to go into nursing, you will be in good company. Here are 25 of the most famous nurses in history.

They have a Twitter page we are following:

The Kate Genovese Twitter account is here: 

Kate Genovese


Kate was born in Watertown, MA (a suburb of Boston) and was the 6th of 7 children. She realized the healing aspect of writing and went on to publish 3 books;
Woburn, MA ·

On my personal account I follow libraries, book retailers, television, radio, the nursing profession, other authors and twitter pages I believe are interesting to my readers and friends.

There are a number of other Twitter Accounts worthy of your attention:



The Independent Author Network is a community of indie authors who utilize social networking like Twitter to promote their books as a group. We're on

Online BSN

Online BSN


Online BSN is a resource for registered nurses and others interested in the field to learn about obtaining a bachelors degree in nursing.


In the coming weeks we'll be seeking out more interesting Twitter, Facebook and other social media pages of interest.

If you have one you'd like to see on this page, or if you have an interesting story for us to publish write to: