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Interview with Dr. Gianni Hayes, Ph.D

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Gianni DeVincent-Hayes, who has been writing professionally for over twenty years, received her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in English, creative writing and world/comparative literature studies from the University of Maryland College Park, with a concentration in the humanities: Religion, history, politics, philosophy, African-American literature, and art. Both her masters were earned at Duquesne University, also with high honor in scientific research, and educational administration and technology. Her bachelor’s degree was granted from Gannon University in biology/chemistry, where she was honored with The Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, she attended the University of Pittsburgh for two years where she earned The Letter of Highest Commendation and was endowed to the University of Rochester’s Writing Program for five summers and to Middlebury College’s prestigious Bread Loaf Writing Program. In addition to her byline, she writes under various pen names and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including A&E’s Biography Series. An internationally recognized author, recipient of many tributes, college professor, and highly published author, Hayes does book tours and readings of her work, along with public speaking. As a professional writer, Hayes has had 14 books published by royalty publishers, including four novels; over 100 articles printed in publications such as Redbook, US, People, Brides, Parade, Woman’s Day, Writer’s Digest, and a host of others; as well as numerous newspaper articles. She has taught for two writers’ correspondence schools and owns a writing critique business that offers line and overall structural editing, complete with a very detailed explanatory report. Over the last fifteen-plus years, she has literally critiqued thousands of short stories, articles, full-length novels, and nonfiction books. Additionally, Gianni has served as a college English department chair and an associate professor.