Gianni Hayes, Ph.D, has been writing professionally for over twenty years, having earned her Ph.D Summa cum Laude in English, creative writing and comparative literature from the University of Maryland College Park, as well as a concentration in the humanities with emphasis on religion, history, politics, philosophy, art, and music. Both her masters were earned at Duquesne University, also with high honor with concentrations in education, writing, and educational technology and administration; and her bachelors degree was granted from Gannon University in biology/chemistry and liberal arts, where she was honored with The Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, she attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years where she earned A Letter of Highest Commendation, and has been endowed to the University of Rochester’s writing program for five summers, as well as to Middlebury College’s prestigious Bread Loaf Writing Program. Hayes has over
100 articles and short stories published in major newspapers and religious and national magazines such as Woman’s Day, Redbook, US, People, Brides, Parade, Writers Digest, and many others, including books published by royalty houses. Research is her area of expertise, and biographies and current events topics are subjects of experience for her. In addition to her byline, she writes under various pen names, and has appeared on dozens of national radio and television shows, including A & E Biography, and in country-wide newspapers and magazines. Recently she completed her 50th radio/TV station interviews on the subject of globalism. She also was interviewed on Pennsylvania Cable Network TV, with 145 stations state-wide, and nine million viewers.
An internationally recognized author, recipient of many tributes, former college professor and department chair, and author of 14 novels and nonfiction books, she also writes screenplays, one of which has been optioned by a movie company, and another under negotiation. Besides her media appearances, she does book tours, seminars, signings, public speaking, and readings of her work. She also has columns syndicated nationally and internationally. Her novels appear in electronic book form, as well, and she travels the world on cruises where she is asked to speak about her writing and the topics of “Globalism and American Sovereignty.”
Hayes also has expertise in eschatology which combines religion, politics, philosophy and history with Bible prophecy. Too, she has been the honored guest at many Authors’ Receptions. She’s been featured in Contemporary Authors encyclopedia (and has been invited several other times), as well as to numerous biographical marquees, and written up in major newspapers. She has been asked to donate all her writings to the Libraries of the University of Maryland College Park for a permanent collection, in her name, for their archives on her writing and university teaching.
Hayes was also nominated for the Governor’s Award of Writing by a state senator, a state delegate, an area council president, and several high-profile people, and was honored at her undergraduate college for Women’s History Month 2003 where she gave a campus-wide presentation. She also has been unanimously voted into her high school Hall of Fame Award for Distinguish Alumni where she flew to Pittsburgh to be inducted in September 2003. When not writing, Dr. Hayes enjoys university teaching, oil painting, and listening to classical music, along with spending time with her husband and daughters.
Biography provided by the author, September 2004.