GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar/workshop leader, specializing in business and work relationships, professional and personal development, social trends, popular culture, lifestyles, and criminal justice. She has published over 50 books on diverse subjects. Samples of her writing are atwww.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com andwww.ginigrahamscott.com.
She also writes books and book proposals, articles, scripts, and other materials for clients, and writes books and does workshops on writing and promoting books and films. These include: SELL YOUR BOOK, SCRIPT OR COLUMN; THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO USING LINKEDIN TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR YOURSELF; DOING YOUR OWN PR;and THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING, DIRECTING AND PRODUCING A LOW-BUDGET SHORT FILM. Her books for clients include books on work and business, professional and personal development, self-help and relationships, psychology, sales, marketing, and money, health and beauty, memoirs, crime, social trends, and popular culture, novels, and specialty books. Her scripts include book adaptations and screenplays from original ideas.
She recently established Changemakers Publishing featuring books on self-help, work, business, psychology, and social trends. She has published over 30 POD and E-Books in various formats, and has licensed several dozen books for foreign sales, including the UK, Russia, Hungary, Lithuania, Korea, Spain, and Japan. She is founder and director of Changemakers Publishing and Writing and Changemakers Productions and has taught classes at several colleges, including Cal State University, East Bay and Notre Dame de Namur University.
Her latest books on business relationships and professional development include: WANT IT, SEE IT, GET IT!; DISAGREEMENTS, DISPUTES AND ALL-OUT WAR; 30 DAYS TO A MORE POWERFUL MEMORY; A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO MANAGING EMPLOYEES FROM HELL; A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH BAD BOSSES; and A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH HUMANS (all from AMACOM).
Her books on social trends and popular culture include: THE VERY NEXT NEW THING (ABC-CLIO), PLAYING THE LYING GAME (ABC-CLIO),AMERICAN MURDER (Greenwood), HOMICIDE BY THE RICH AND FAMOUS (Berkley and Greenwood, HOMICIDE: 100 YEARS OF MURDER IN AMERICA (Contemporary), YOU THE JURY (Seven Locks), CAN WE TALK? THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF TALK SHOWS (Plenum), MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS: THE BATTLE FOR PERSONAL PRIVACY (Plenum, THE POWER OF FANTASY (Citadel), and PRIVATE EYES(Paladin, with Sam Brown). Her books on marketing include: LET’S HAVE A SALES PARTY (ASJA Press), BUILDING A WINNING SALES TEAM(Probus), SUCCESS IN MLM (Prentice Hall) and GET RICH IN PERSONAL SELLING (Self-Counsel).
Scott has received national media exposure for her books, including appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, Montel Williams, andCNN. She has been the producer and host of a talk show series, CHANGEMAKERS, featuring interviews on various types of change. Additional information is at www.changemakersradio.com.
Scott’s screenplays, mostly in the crime, legal thriller, and sci-fi genres, include several in development with trailers, business plans, and interested directors and talent: COKE AND DIAMONDS, DEADLY AFFAIR, THE NEW CHILD, NEW IDENTITY, OUT OF CONTROL, and SUICIDE PARTY. She produced, directed, wrote, cast, and sometimes directed over 40 short films, which are featured at www.youtube.com/changemakersprod and on her website: www.changemakersproductions.com.
As a game and toy designer, Scott has had over two dozen games with major game companies, including Hasbro, Pressman, Mag-Nif, and Briarpatch.
She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, a JD from the University of San Francisco Law School, and MAs in Anthropology; Mass Communications & Organizational/ Consumer/Audience Behavior, and Popular Culture and Lifestyles from Cal State, East Bay. She will be getting an MS in Recreation and Tourism at Cal State, East Bay in 2013.