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Meet Heather Covington, dubbed as "The Mother of the Neo-Literary Renaissance" for her work as a multi-award winning educator, publisher, tv host, producer, author, poet, media personality, photo journalist, advocate of literacy and promoter of literature like she was born to do this!
A creative and innovative online force since 2001, Heather Covington has created a wave of excitement and support for African-American literature and multi-industry talent with a lady's touch to her growing audience of book, music, film and fashion lovers at www.disilgold.com.
Abridged for "Diamonds, Silver and Gold," Disilgold is a "Bronx Born Publishing, Publicity, Media and Awards" empire. Disilgold.com serves as the home of Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine (ISSN: 1554-483X), and YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America Awards Show hosted by "The Literary Legends Ball Online" every New Year's Eve along with live celebrations commemorating award winners of excellence.
A native New Yorker, Heather Covington has carved a niche in the literary industry as an innovative media personality with a "CUTTING EDGE," "TRENDSETTING," "BOLD," and "WITTY" interview, news, product advertising and press release syndication style that has earned her amicable titles by the literary community and nationally as the "THE LITERARY HEAT," "PR QUEEN," QUEEN OF PUBLICITY,""LITERARY DIVA" and a declared "TOP 5 MEDIA MOGUL" alongside the producers of GOODDAY at the Small Press Center in Manhattan, New York.
The author of the award winning LITERARY DIVAS: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature fresh out the box with a book deal acquired without an agent and just pure wiring talent, she was also the inspiration and host of the Literary Living Television show aired on Black Family Channel to over 17 million viewers 3 times a week, and the 1st Nationally Televised African American Literary TV Show in history.
Heather's journalism has been called "very powerful" and "one of the most influential young voices in media on the rise" as one of the most trusted and reliable resources dubbed as "THE EYE!" Her renown work includes media coverage for the Harlem Book Fair, NY of which she served as an annual Publicity Director and debuted her poetry live on stage gravitating one of the largest audiences for an author in the history of the event.
A multi-award winning small press publisher and national best selling author and poet, her performances and motivational speaking engagements have commanded the attention of thousands of standing room attendees at large events.
In less than 5 years in publishing, she has been named the Toni Trent Parker Author of the Year at Book Expo's African American Pavilion, Hall of Fame Award Recipient, Best Online Network by Memphis Writers Conference & Southern Film Festival, Aspicomm Trailblazer Publisher of the Year, a National Ambassador of African-American Literature Commissioned by the Baltimore Black Heritage Tours, and a "Top 40 under 40 Diva Entrepreneur."
She was recently awarded the Self- Publisher of the Year Award from the African-American Pavilion at BookExpo and selected as a featured Woman's History Month guest speaker for the New York Public Library.
Her name, work and business have been featured in over 500 media resources and entities like EBONY MAGAZINE, THE DAILY NEWS,L.A. TIMES, AMSTERDAM NEWS, C-SPAN TV, NEW YORK BEACON, BLACK ISSUES BOOK REVIEW, ROLLING OUT MAGAZINE, QBR: BLACK BOOK REVIEW, FOX 5 TV, BRONX TIMES, CAPE VERDEAN, CALL & POST, BAHIYAH WOMAN MAGAZINE, HARLEM TIMES, AMAG, CARIBBEAN LIFE,BELLE, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, LIBRARY JOURNAL, BRONX TIMES, ARIZONA INFORMANT, HARLEM NEWS, BLACK NEWS, BLACK STAR NEWS, TORONTO NEWS and television programs like THE LEARNING CHANNEL, FOX 5, PBS, CURRENT AFFAIR, THE AFRIKAN SCHOLAR, and THE NEW YORKERS TV SHOW
Today, along with her team of scouts, she is responsible for scouting talent, fresh faces and voices in multi-media and the best-of-the-best in multi-industries as the president of the "YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America Awards".
A nationally Certified Reading Specialist, award official, and Nationally Certified Teacher of Mathematics, she is the 1st African-American woman in history to launch a multi-media online business infusing "Literary, Media, Business and Entertainment Awards" hosted by the Literary Legends Ball Online with winners announced every New Year's Eve traditionally by 12 midnight on Disilgold.com.
Disilgold scouts, recognizes, honors, awards and promotes artists with nobility setting trends and documenting history of African-Americans in living motion like the orchestrator of a poetical symphony that draws hundreds of thousands of unique visitors serving all of the needs of the Disilgold community, and while withstanding her rise as an author and small press publisher, both complimenting one another.
A virtually mysterious lady as a smart business woman and independent media mogul who has prevailed by dismissing any negativity and realizes "people change when one rises to the top and those standing when one reaches the finish line are not only the most successful, but will be there to cross the finish line with you," she has managed to embrace and promote productivity "by staying true to self" an d adhering to her Disilgold.com 5 Principles of Success Formula. Her latest tour is simply entitled "THE HEATHER COVINGTON BOOK TOUR!" There's more to come from this modern day Literary Diva on the rise.
POETICAL SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR MEN
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PerSOULnalities: Poems For Every Kind of Man by Heather Covington, available from Author House -(ISBN: www.PerSOULnalities.com) and Disilgold Publishing (ISBN: www.DisilgoldBooks.com) addresses America's growing problems among relationships and that is infidelity, abuse, broken relationships and what to do about it, thanks to the author's alter-ego pen name, H.C. .
Heather fictitiously reveals the answers to plenty of ASK HEATHER letters on Love & Relationships now exposed with bonus anti-negative defying poetry that takes the reader there along with a MURDEROTICA twist. It's a genre of writing Heather Covington invented with the inception of her poetry to provide a non-threatening revengeful and comforting outlet for women reading the book as well; while the men who are harboring traits like these "No good, very bad men" in PerSOULnalities women just love to hate but love, get slapped in the face, poem-by-poem and essay style letter by letter!
Furthermore, Heather Covington pays homage to over 60+ R& B/ SOUL/ HIP HOP icons from the 1990's until know who have adversely changed America with music that not only mended bad relationships, but taught lessons of strength and endurance making this triple threat power punch hits return to the top the first poetry relationship guide book in history!
With music, poetry and essays intertwined with a powerful and original message, PerSOULnalities may hold the key to helping today's upright man commit to a healthy, one-to-one lifelong relationship. There is nothing like the couple who stays together, but of course, some of our men need therapy or poetical shock treatment as Heather provides.
The question left is , can today's man commit or is a truly good man becoming a rarity? Women will love the book who want to take an inside peek at what is going on in the minds of today's man.
Men will be able to appreciate PerSOULnalities: Poems For Every Kind of Man for its honesty and as a self-remedy for acquirying more steady relationships. Heather's poetry comes from her 100+ song catalog, written, arranged and produced by the lyricists who lent her lyrics to the first blue monotone book ever designed by Marion Designs responsible for most of the covers of your most trendy urban books on the market. The blue tone carries the same symbolism as the 1st PerSOULnalities: Poems for Every Kind of Women, as a resource for knocking down negativity and avoiding unwanted stress in relationships.
According to recent statistics, most relationships will fail with divorce for young couples by age 35 leaving many women and men single during the prime of their lives and feeling like they can't find another relationship.
However, when couples have an understanding of communicating and establishing lifelong goals to get better each day whether financially, physically or socially, there is always room for improvement.
Heather Covington confesses, that she really has not had any problems with infidelity issues in relationships, but thinks she's the authority to express how to avoid them in her tell-all poetry book disguising situations of men and women in relationships she has heard of with fictititous caricature names like "Dog Man," "Caressing Man," "Lying Man,""The Waiting to Do You Man," "Hand dancer," " and the "Forgetful Man." It's no secret that many readers think these men are the very men Heather knows herself, but she attests, H.C. is her alter-ego pen name that steps into the shoes of her various perSOULnalities thoughts and actions.
For men who are guilty of possessing any of the traits as expressed in PerSOULnalities she has a guilty plea poem called the "Run Away Man Sign Off Poem" so they can pack their bags now and let their ladies move on in their lives. it just isn't safe these days to be in non-committed relationships. She also, has a Truly Good Man in America writing contest for a feature on the www.disilgold.com website, and home of Disilgold SOUL Literary Review. Finally, Heather includes "The Loving Man PerSOULnalities Reading Guide Survey!" and one of the first surveys ever in a poetry book that she will finally post online at her website at www.Heather-Covington.com.
When asked which of her PerSOULnalities is her least favorite, Heather reveals her top ten at signings. To book her, email Disilgold@aol.com or call her Disilgold agency at Heather Covington Publicity at 1.718.547.0499.
REVIEW OF PERSOULNALITIES: POEMS FOR EVERY KIND OF MAN by Heather Covington
Heather Covington or H.C., with respect to the author, has afforded every woman the chance to catergorize every man along with her. Giving you a sneak peek into her observant mind, this book of rhyme and reason sums up the many diversities of men that many women may not be so privy. H.C. shows the reader that many women can be wrong about how to truly understand a mans ways. For what woman understands,man?
Heather (H.C.) has done a service, by analyzing the soul of many men, through careful observation and ripping the very essence of their very soul and exsposing it under a microscope.
This book of poetry, is not for men or women who have squeamish hearts, but for those men and women who can appreciate the truth, in all of its many different conundrums; I'm talking about the characters she has defined as some of the fathers, brothers and romantic interest some women have in their life today. The romance man, the player man, the sensitive man, the dog man, the nasty man, etc...
Not only does she give you the insight of men personalities through her poetic eye, but she administers encouragement to women who might need an uplifting, and purifying word, that also brings witness to the soul of women and men alike. Heather brings caution to those men who want to continue to play games with the heart of her dear sisters.
H.C.'s book is ravishing, intellectual, electrifying, raw, and current to the world we live in. It brings you into the mind of a modern day, Langston Hughes, mixed with the realism of Zora Neal Hurston. When you buy this book, trust me you won't put it down!!!
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Heather Covington salutes more than 100 Literary Divas who have impacted America's History. Literary Divas like Tyra Banks, Terry McMillan, Harriette Cole, Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant and Nikki Giovanni make us so proud.
Editorial Divas like Adrienne Ingrum, Carol Mackey, Oprah Winfrey, Susan Taylor and Dawn Davis keep the works of Literary Divas at the forefront of the Publishing Industry. The late Shirley Chisholm, Rosa Parks, Pearl Bailey, Coretta Scott King, Zora Neale Hurston and Octavia Butler were Literary Divas who impacted history. These Top 100+ Literary Divas represent the voices of past and future generations.Literary Divas share their pain, struggles, desires, and triumphs through their written words as messengers of time and circumstance. Their triumphs and achievements to socio-political cries disguised within novels, poetry, non-fiction reference resources, children’s books, romance novels, mysteries and today’s urban books invite readers to journey through their experiences from bold love and romance to unabashed self-identity crisis and political issues to the plight of today’s Black family and rise in rank all the way to the top. Literary Divas’ stories will amaze as well as make us cry, bring joy and laughter.
"The Literary Divas’ written words are powerful, boundless, miraculous, paranormal and the best mentor to the writer's soul."
Let the celebration begin!
Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature MAKES ITS MARK IN LITERARY HISTORY Release Date June 15, 2006 - Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature by Heather Covington ISBN #: 0-9767735-3-8 / Paperback / 250 Pages / $16.95
Literary Divas salutes more than 100 Literary Divas who have impacted our nation's culture. Dr. Maya Angelou, world renown poet and author recently told Ms. Covington, “Child, take my hand”.
Author, Heather Covington is an educator of kindergarten children. When not teaching, Heather serves as the president of the YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America, editor-in-chief of Disilgold Soul Literary Review, and is noted as one of the nation’s top media personalities and promoters of literary artists.....Heather works as a poet, author, producer, publisher, promoter, educator and humanitarian.....
She has captured the essence of more than one hundred Literary Divas who have shared their pain, struggles, desires, and triumphs, through their written words as messengers of time and circumstance. According to Omar Tyree, NAACP Image Award winner and New York Times bestselling author, “LITERARY DIVAS...is a relevant and historical tool that all men , women, and children MUST READ!!
Literary Divas' stories will amaze you...their written words are powerful, boundless, miraculous, paranormal and the best mentor to a writer's soul.
WHAT A GREAT CONCEPT! Heather provides a valuable reference with glowing tributes to women who are making a difference. - Ann Burns, Associate Editor, Library Journal.
By representing the voices of past & future generations, Literary Divas marks the historical turning point of a new century of African-American women in literature.
Literary Divas salutes: Alice Walker, Alicia Keys, Angel Hunter, Angela Davis, Anita Doreen Diggs, Artist C. Arthur, Barbara A. Custer, Barbara Reynolds, Bea Joyner, Bebe Moore Campbell, Bernice L. McFadden, Bertha Davis, Brenda Hampton, Brenda Thomas, Camille Yarbrough, Candice Dow, Cassandra Darden Bell, Celise Downs, C. F. Hawthorne, Cheryl Willis Hudson, Cheryln Michaels, Christine Young Robinson, Corey Sue Ward, Crystal McCrary Anthony, Crystal Lacy Winslow, Crystal Rhodes, Cydney Rax, Cynthia Highsmith-Hooks, Darcel P. Williams, Darline Dorce-Coupet, Dawn Breedon, Deborah Gregory, Deborah Smith, Debra Clayton, Dee Freeman, Deirdre Savoy, Delores Thornton, Denise Campbell, Denise Turney, Donna Hill, Dorothy Ford, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Dorrie Williams Wheeler, E. Hill, Edith Holmes, Electa Rome Parks, Elizabeth Nunez, Erica L. Perry, Evelyn Palfrey, Francis Ray, Gina Cox, Gloria Naylor, Gwynne Forster, Harriette Cole, Ida Greene, Iman, Iyanla Vanzant, Jada Pinkett Smith, Janet West Sellars, Janine A. Morris, Jel Lewis (Jones), Jessica Care Moore-Poole, Jessica Tilles, Jewelene Banks, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Jill Nelson, Joylynn Jossell, Juanita Bynum, Karen Ligon, Karen E. Quinones Miller, Karen White-Owens, Kashamba Williams, Kelly Kenyatta, Kelly Starling Lyons, Kim Robinson, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Lenaise Meyeil Williams, Leslie Esdaille Banks, Lexi Davis, Margie Gosa Shivers, Mari Evans, Marita Golden, Marti Tucker, Mary B. Morrison, Maxine Thompson, Maya Angelou, Nancey Flowers, Natalie Darden, Nea Anna Simone, Nikki Giovanni, Ntozake Shange, Pam Osbey, Pamela DeLeon-Lewis, Pat G’orge Walker, Renee Daniel Flagler, Reshonda Tate Billingsley, Rewa Marie Fyles, Rita Dove, Rita Ewing, Rosa Guy, Sammie Ward, Sheila Goss, Shelley Parris, Sonia Sanchez, Stacy-Deanne Reed, Star Jones, Tajuana “T. J.” Butler, Takesha Powell, Terrie Williams, Terry McMillan, Terry a. O’ Neal, Toni Morrison, Tonya Lewis Lee, Tracy Price- Thompson, Tyra Banks, Vickie Stringer, Victoria Christopher Murray, Wendy Williams, Yolanda Joe, Yolantha Pace and Zane make us so proud.
Editorial Divas: Adrienne Ingrum, Alicia Marie Rivers, Angela P. Dodson, Carol Mackey, Carole F. Hall, Caroline Rogers & Brenda Piper, Cherise Davis, Cheryl Woodruff, Clara Villarosa, Dawn Davis, Denise Stinson, Emma Rodgers, Faith Childs, Faye Childs, Gwen Richardson, Heather Elitou, Janet Hill, Kim McClarin, L. Peggy Hicks, Linda Gill, Lottie Gooding, Malaika Adero, Marie Brown, Marilyn Ducksworth, Niani Colom, Oprah Winfrey, Pamela Yvette Exum, Rachel Breton, Rockelle Henderson, Shunda Leigh, Susan McHenry, Susan Taylor, Sybil Wilkes, Tee C. Royal, Vivian Stephens and Yvonne Rose keep the works of Literary Divas at the forefront of the Publishing Industry.
Literary Divas who have passed on: Alice Childress, Coretta Scott King, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Octavia Butler, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisolm and Zora Neale Hurston have become our inspiration and our guides.
Terrie M. Williams, author, The Personal Touch stated: “Literary Divas is an important acknowledgement which not only highlights and details our collective body of work, but most importantly will inspire the up-and-coming Literary Divas and Dons to realize their potential as writers.”
HEATHER'S NOTABLE AWARDS
2008- Mother of the Neo- Literary Renaissance Honor 2008- New York Public Library Women's History Month Guest Honor 2008- Invited Guest Host of AA Pavilion at Book Expo and HBF 10th Year Celebration Ceremony 2008-Recipient of African-American Pavilion at Book Expo Self-Publisher of the Year Honor 2008- Top 40 under 40 Diva Entrepreneur Award 2008 Appointed Online Publicity Director of AA Pavilion at Book Expo 2007- NAACP IMAGE AWARD Nominee for Outstanding Literature 2007- 1st African -American Women to Host National Literary Show Promoting AA literature "Literary Living" 2007-Declared Top 5 Media Mogul by Small Press Center 2007- Call & Post Newspaper Black History Month and Women's History Month Spotlight 2007- Requested by HBF Advisory to Honor Omar Tyree with Philis Wheatley Award at Schomburg 2007- Host of Authors on Stage Tour with Special Guest Co-Hosts Miasha, Lynnette Kalfani, Dorothy Goins and Sonia Sanchez 2007- WLIB Radio feature Newsletter Spotlight 2007- Toni Trent Parker Author of the Year Award Recipient 2006- Ebony Magazine Notable Bookshelf Pick 2006- Black Issues Book Review Top 100 Sizzling Book Read 2006- Aspicomm Trailbalzer Publisher of the Year 2006- R.A.W. Sistaz TRR Favorite (Literary Divas) 2006- Penned Foreword for Gumbo for the Soul Series 2006- Marguerite Press Publicist of the Year 2006- Appointed Ambassador of African-American Literature by Baltimore Heritage Tours 2006-Memphis Writer's Conference Hall of Fame Award Recipient2006- 107.5 WBLSFM Circle of Sisters Expo Business Banner Spotlight During Steve Harvey Gospel & Comedy Show 2006-107.5 FM WBLS Business Spotlight 2006- Black Men Magazine's Hype Natural Hair Beauty Semi-Finalist 2006- Appointed Publicity Director of Harlem Book Fair 2006- Neshee Publication Best Promotions Award Recipient 2006- Appointed Publicity Directory of Award Winning Documentary Arthur: A Celebration of Life Produced by Joe James 2005- Voted Best Online Network by Southern Film Festival and VIP MAgazine 2005- Co-host with Omar Tyree (Judge of Disilgold Poetry Contest) of YGA Award Show and Yvette Fashion Show Extravaganza 2005- Authors on Stage Tour Producer at Harlem Book Fair w./ co host William Frederick Cooper and Deja Vu (105.1fm) 2004- Appointed Guest columnist on EURWEB.com for 6 months 2004- Introductory Host of Michael Baisden Sex, Love & Lies Seminar 2004- Producer of YGA Awards Show w guest Michael Baisden, Bruce George (Def Poetry Jam) and Def Jam Poets Kayo and Karen Roc, plus more 2004- C& B Book Distribution Best Website of the Year 2004- C& B Book Distribution Author of the Month 2004- Judge of Harlem Book Fair's 1st Annual Children's Spelling Bee 2004- Black Refer Poetry Spotlight Winner 2004- 98.7 Kiss FM Spotlight with DJ Barry Maestro 2004- Guest poet with Terry Anne Oneal and Cynthia Highsmith Hooks on Stage at Harlem Book Fair
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