GINI GRAHAM SCOTT, Ph.D., J.D., is a nationally known writer, consultant, speaker, and seminar/workshop leader, specializing in books about business and work relationships, professional and personal development,social trends, popular culture, lifestyles, criminal justice, and writing, publishing, and promoting books. She is founder and director of Changemakers and has taught classes at several colleges, including California State University, East Bay, Notre Dame de Namur University, and the Investigative Career Program in San Francisco. Besides writing nonfiction, she writes scripts for films and teleplays.
She has published over 50 books on diverse subjects. Her latest books on business relationships and professional development include: WRITING, PRODUCING AND DIRECTING THE LOW BUDGET SHORT FILM; USING LINKEDIN TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR YOURSELF; DOING YOUR OWN PR; 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 2004-2009).
Scott’s books on social trends and popular culture include: THE VERY NEXT NEW THING (ABC-Clio 2011); PLAYING THE LYING GAME (ABC-CLIO 2010); AMERICAN MURDER (Greenwood 2007), HOMICIDE BY THE RICH AND FAMOUS (Berkley 2006, Greenwood 2005); HOMICIDE: 100 YEARS OF MURDER IN AMERICA (Contemporary 1998), YOU THE JURY (Seven Locks 1997), CAN WE TALK? THE POWER AND INFLUENCE OF TALK SHOWS (Plenum 1996), MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS: THE BATTLE FOR PERSONAL PRIVACY (Plenum 1995), THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING (Smart Books 1994), POWER OF FANTASY (Citadel 1994), and PRIVATE EYES (Paladin 1994, with Sam Brown).
A humor book featuring kids’ writing mistakes is WHEN I GROW, I’D LIKE TO BE A STURGEON (Sasquatch 2006) and a photo book based on a Website is DO YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG? (Broadway Books 2004). Her books on groups include: THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO SHAMANISM (Alpha 2002); SECRETS OF THE SHAMAN (New Falcon 1993), SHAMANISM AND PERSONAL MASTERY (Paragon 1991), SHAMANISM FOR EVERYONE (Whitford 1989), SHAMAN WARRIOR (New Falcon 1988), and THE OPEN DOOR: TRAVELING IN THE USSR (New World 1990).
Her books on marketing include: LET’S HAVE A SALES PARTY (ASJA Press 2008), BUILDING A WINNING SALES TEAM (Probus 1991), SUCCESS IN MLM (Prentice Hall 1991), and GET RICH THROUGH MULTI-LEVEL SELLING (Self-Counsel 1989).
Scott has received national media exposure for her books (including appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, Montel Williams, CNN, and the O'Reilly Factor). She is the producer and host of a radio talk show series, CHANGEMAKERS, featuring interviews on various types of changes. It was syndicated through HealthyLife.Net Radio to about 1 million listeners worldwide. More details are at changemakersradio.com.
Scott’s screenplays, mostly in the crime, legal thriller, and sci-fi genres, include RICH AND DEAD, COKE AND DIAMONDS, DEADLY AFFAIR, FLARE UP, DEAD NO MORE, THE NEW CHILD, NEW IDENTITY, and DELUSION. UNBALANCED is expected to be completed in 2009. She produced, directed, wrote, and cast a trailer for THE NEW CHILD.
As a game and toy designer, Scott has had over two dozen games with major game companies, including Hasbro, Pressman, and Mag-Nif. Two new games were introduced by Briarpatch in 2007. She licensed GLASNOST: THE GAME OF SOVIET-AMERICAN PEACE AND DIPLOMACY to John N. Hansen (1988). The game received a 1989 International Clio for packaging.
As a songwriter, Scott has written over 100 songs, featured at songworks.net, and has cuts on several records. She has won awards for her photography, featured at artsandphotos.com. She has designed several lines of dolls and character licenses and writes children's books.
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 is getting an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism from there in 2012.