Kate Genovese's, Thirty Years in September, is drawn from her personal experiences in the field of nursing, with all of its invigorating highs, depths of near-despair, and well-timed tension-breaking humor.
While her profession has also taken her to Denver and Seattle, Kate prefers her home state of Massachusetts. "Growing up in the Boston area has been one of the most rewarding and enriching aspects of my life," she says. "Being a baby boomer and attending nursing school during the political events of the late 60s and early 70s increased my interest and awareness in government and politics. Learning about the immigrants and how they came to settle in the Boston area always fascinated me; especially how the Irish immigrants politically took over Beacon Hill from the Brahmins in the early 1800s, led by political activists Hugh O'Brien and Patrick Collins, eventually paving the way for the first Irish mayor, James Curly."
"I've always felt privileged living in Massachusetts. From the rich culture spread across the state to the health institutions and colleges available to people from anywhere in the country. Living in the 'medical Mecca' and being a member of the health care industry, I have felt very much a part of the changes, both good and bad, within our state."
Kate presently works in community health nursing, is a member of the Massachusetts, Holistic and Home Health Care Associations, and is on ad hoc committees to defend health care issues. She has been a Reiki practitioner for over five years. Reiki is a safe, gentle, noninvasive form of hands-on healing that increases energy, relieves pain and gives a sense of well-being.