Zuzubean Press Staff
FOUNDING AUTHOR - SCOTTIE JEANETTE MADDEN
Scottie Jeanette, born Scott James, didn’t make it easy on herself. Like many late-stage trans women, Scottie had made one helluva guy. Everything in her life screamed "Alpha Male." With over 30 years in television production, no one would guess that Scottie, a top survival showrunner who had lead über-male productions into the world’s most dangerous jungles, glaciers and deserts, was engaged in a lifelong battle for her soul. Scottie rose through the ranks of production and brings a front line experience to her work as writer, director and showrunner. She put ALL this, plus a marriage of 26 years, on the line when she wrote “Getting Back To Me” from girl to boy to woman in just fifty year. She left behind “white male privilege” to embrace truth, grace and womanhood. Her gut-wrenching journey of love, acceptance and honesty is all captured in her book. Her story is the ultimate survival show as we see Scottie shake off fifty years of family and society’s expectations. She dismantled the walls of a self-imposed prison, and charted the way back from denial to acceptance, from fear to courage to be herself. Scottie has created and written children's television (Pug & Zero's Field Trip) Feature Film ("the kiss") gameshows, ("Do you trust me?""Duel,""On the Cover," and "Last to Survive") primetime ("Blood of Queens,""The Other Woman," "Out of the Wild," "Dude, You're Screwed") and award winning screenplays. .
FOUNDING AUTHOR - MARCY MADDEN
Marcy Madden brings her years as a commercial spot director and voice over talent to her sharp crisp and witty writing style. From corporate branding to human rights campaigns to animal activism, Marcy's narrative control is insightful, engaging and unforgettable. With whipsmart precision, and flowing poetic control, her writing reveals each character's soul with compassion, and humanity. Her first non-fiction book with the working title,"Self-titled" is a moving and honest companion to her love’s story; the partner’s perspective of transwoman’s coming out. We couldn’t be more proud to publish this. Look for an early summer release.
FOUNDING INSPIRATION - ZUZU "BEAN" MADDEN
Zuzu Bean Madden, could do more with silence than most authors will ever achieve with words. An inspiring artist who led by example, Zuzu brought a gentle spirit and confident perseverance to all of her work.
A soothing grace that could suddenly explode into exuberance and infectious enthusiasm, she will forever inspire us to embrace life's beauty and joy.