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BIO OF REAL LITERARY DIVA: Heather Haliah Covington

AUTHOR BIO:

A Native  New Yorker, Heather Haliah Covington, known by the literary community at large as ‘Literary Diva’, and by the music community as the ‘Music Maven’  for her comprehensive music and book reviews, literary promotions, ‘Get PerSOULnal’ celebrity interviews, and most sought after hosting of large scale literary events and award shows, the amicable personality has carved a niche in the literary industry that has made its way into several notable and award winning history books.

An innovative media personality with a “BOLD” “CUTTING EDGE,” and “TRENDSETTING” marketing appeal without the need to be in front of the cameras or a controversial figure, Heather Haliah has garnered the attention of national media.

Heather Haliah was once declared  a  “TOP 5 MEDIA MOGUL” alongside the producers of  GOODDAY as a guest speaker at the Small Press Publishing Center seminar in Manhattan, New York attended by media giants from CBS, NBC, ABC, E NEWS, CNN, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS and most major news publications.

A true Literary Diva of the millennium, she was also the first African American woman to host the first television programming dedicated to showcasing  rising stars in literature and people of color on Literary Living. The surprise hit show  aired  twice  weekly to an unprecedented 17 million viewers on the former Black Family Channel before the channel succumbed to competition  of other black channels like BET.

Her first historical work was sought for a major book deal by Tony and Yvonne Rose, CEOs of Amber Communications Group, and within 1 year won a nomination from tens of thousands of entries as the 1st NAACP IMAGE AWARD FINALIST, and for her Outstanding Historical work, LIterary Divas: The Top 100 + Most Admired African American Women in History.

She was AmberBooks.com. 1st NAACP IMAGE Award finalist followed by her writing mentor Tony  Rose who recently won a NAACP IMAGE AWARD proving authentication to Heather Haliah Covington’s famous quote,‘Greatness  recognizes greatness.’

A ‘Literary Diva’ before her time, she has mentioned since day 1, ‘I was born to write’. Heather Haliah grew up in a single parent household in New York’s toughest neighborhoods. It was here where she  made up her mind she would write poetry, songs, short stories and illustrate fashion designs instead of getting into trouble as a youth, and after baring witness to ‘drugs, gangs, violence, murder, poverty, prostitution, crime and self- destruction among the homeless in her childhood neighborhood.’

 Her passion for writing motivated other youth in her neighborhood to discover their passions for writing. She soon was elected as the president of a  fashion club  in high school and combined her niche for designing scenery, clothes and a flair for modeling to produce fashion shows, art gallery exhibitions, poetry contests and dance productions which would become the template for her literary journey and something ‘like  a fairytale for a girl one could only dream of from a struggling environment’, says the author.  

Heather Haliah also, knew to accomplish all of her passions, it would take hard work and dedication to her mission, goals, purpose and principles which she mapped out on a bare wall behind a picture in her new home after reaching tens and thousands of poetry lovers and writers with the same dream.

That greenprint became the template for her bestselling independently published e-book, The Disilgold Way: Countdown 101 From Writer to Self Publisher.’ LiteraryBLAST PR

After candidly sharing how she once penned 3 poetical coloring books to supporters of her self designed literary workshops,  (the first of their kind to ever hit the publishing market), she compiled them into 1 book. Heather Haliah Covington  has written poems about every negative force from childhood to womanhood  by creating humorous alliterated ‘poetical divas’ to match every personality trait she never wanted to meet or harbor likeness to, but unfortunately seem to always be everywhere one travels in life.

These were the same kind of poems she almost got caught writing in 3rd grade by a teacher who read an anonymous poem by the poet who exposed everyone’s negative traits in class, and of course, her own.  Whew!

These caricatures which she illustrated with her fancy fashion designs became her trademarked’ DIVA PERSOULNALITIES’. Her mantra she shared with young women around the nation to this day is,  ‘Be brave enough to  Face negativity, knock it down, design YOU and move on to success.’

 After Heather Haliah’s poetry book became an instant hit and sold out at the Harlem Book Fair, she penned the poetry book for men entitled, PerSOULnalities: Poems for Every Kind of Man. She went on to share how she was fearful of sharing her own ocean of success for years as an unrecognized child prodigy until a few great people, mentors and teachers discovered her talent.

Today, Heather Haliah Covington shares her life story of letting go of the edge of a pool filled with 10 feet of water as a child to teach herself to swim, and all about her determination to rise back up to the top. She relates her story to how she overcame negative forces during her journey to success and is now living her life with complete joy in her new book, ‘God’s 24 Hour Makeover: The Emergency Repair Contract to Complete Joy. 

A poignant writer who was personally given a boost of motivation by world renown poet, Dr. Maya Angelou, upon her estate accepting her  ‘Lifetime Achievement Poet of  Excellence Century Award’ before passing away, Heather Haliah Covington’s  poetry has been called “very powerful” and “one of the most influential voices in poetry on the rise” . 

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 was personally handed an AUTHORity Seal of Approval by self-publishing guru, Dan Poynter. She was also  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 and Black History Month Speaker for the New York Public Library.

Heather Haliah Covington has 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.

A nationally Certified Reading Specialist, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Award Recipient, Member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, a well noted and honored Top 5 awards 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.

BUSINESS BIO

Disilgold scouts, recognizes, honors, awards and promotes artists with  confidence, thus  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, which have both complimented 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” and tells everyone, ‘STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF’ everywhere she goes.

The creator of the Disilgold.com 5 Principles of Success Formula, one of the most imitated formulas for success from her part autobiography and self publishing guide , The Disilgold Way,  her latest tour is simply entitled ” LITERARY DIVAS FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU BOOK TOUR.” T

here’s more to come from this modern day Literary Diva on the rise.

FOR FULL MEDIA KIT, EMAIL [email protected]! To book Heather Covington for speaking engagements, media and signings, contact LiteraryBlast.com PR or write to Heather Haliah Covington ATTENTION: Heather Covington Publicity, P.O. BOX 652, Baychester Station, Bronx, NY 10469.   by EMAIL- Disilgold @ aol.com.  Visit the author’s  personal blog site at HEATHERHALIAH.COM and new bookstore site coming soon to www.LiteraryDiva.com .

PerSOULnalities: Poems for Every Kind of Man by Heather Covington

Note: Personal copies from Disilgold Publishing are currently not available. You may purchase this book from AMAZON or BN.com as an E-BOOK, HARDCOVER OR SOFTCOVER and through AuthorHouse Print on Demand services which keeps the book in stock when not in inventory.

PerSOULnalities:™ Poems For Every Kind of Man by Heather Covington,  addresses America’s growing problems among relationships  such as infidelity and mental or verbal abuse between couples. It also, shares poetical styled tips and essays on what to do about it, and along with the help of  the author’s alter-ego  Literary Diva alter ego pen name, H.C.  @IAMLITERARYDIVA !

PerSOULnalities™ is a personally selected reference for show ideas on the Dr. Phil Show.

H.C. fictitiously  reveals the answers to plenty of anonymous ASK  @IAMLITERARYDIVA  letters and personal advice on Love & Relationships now revealed with bonus anti-negative defying poetry that embraces the reader with a self therapeutic poetical  twist of soul satisfying MURDEROTICA (A term coined by Heather Haliah Covington representing her innovative poetical PerSOULnalities™).

Let’s face it, holding in bitterness, anger, anxiety and depression over failed relationships leads to hypertension, feelings of self-angst, self-doubt and worthlessness.

You can’t react to what has been done to you by the hands of an abusive mate, but you can read pro-active poetry that gives readers an outlet to release all negative emotions by ‘FACING NEGATIVITY, MENTALLY KNOCKING IT DOWN AND MOVING ON TO SUCCESS.’

It’s a genre of writing Heather Haliah Covington invented with the inception of her PerSOULnalities™poetry, which provides a non-threatening and literally revengeful, but comforting outlet for women reading the book as well; and all while the “No good, very bad men” men who are harboring traits like these PerSOULnalities™ get  a literally life turning slap in the face, poem-by-poem and essay styled letter-  by- letter from H.C.!

According to Heather Haliah Covington, most male PerSOULnalities™won’t change unless addressed and PerSOULnalities™ Poems for Every Kind of Man is the book that poetically reforms the male soul harboring just one of the  PerSOULnalities™in H.C. ‘s book.

Use the book for book club discussions, new relationship ice breakers, conversation ideas with your mate or give the book as a gift to those you love as a warning on what traits you won’t tolerate in relationships or to simply pass on to younger siblings or friends on the verge of dating or marriage. Don’t wait too late.

PerSOULnalities™Poems have reached over 1 million radio listeners throughout the years since inception, and is being called a relationship lifesaver. Some men don’t know they are harboring PerSOULnalities in relationships until they read the book.

Furthermore, Heather Haliah Covington pays homage to over 60+ R& B/ SOUL/ HIP HOP icons from the 1990’s until know who have adversely changed America with their music that not only helped to mend bad relationships among millions of couples, but taught lessons of strength and endurance: thus making PerSOULnalities™ Poetry a triple threat power play book and the 1st poetical relationship guide of its kind to also, pay homage to musical hits of the past.

 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 personal therapy or rather, poetical shock treatment as Heather Haliah Covington provides.

The question left is , ‘Can today’s man commit to relationships 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 most 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 lyricist who lent her lyrics to the first blue monotone styled book cover ever designed by Marion Designs, and responsible for setting off a demand for his covers on your  trendiest urban books on the market.

The blue tone on the cover carries the same symbolism as the 1st PerSOULnalities: Poems for Every Kind of Women, and 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 which can 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 with fictitous 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 due to being a creative soul.

For men who are guilty of possessing any of the traits as expressed in PerSOULnalities she has a guilty plea-styled poem called the “Run Away Man Sign Off Poem,” and so they can pack their bags now and let their ladies move on with 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 LITERARY BLAST MEDIA at [email protected] or call Heather Covington Publicity at 1.718.547.0499.

REVIEW OF PERSOULNALITIES: POEMS FOR EVERY KIND OF MAN by Heather Covington

Available at www.Disilgold.com or HeatherHaliah.com

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!!!

Harold Antoine: CBS Studio Operator; Texas

The Disilgold Way: Countdown 101 From Writer to Self Publisher by Heather Covington

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GENRE: Self-Help Publishing/African American Writers/Marketing

Title: The Disilgold Way: Countdown 101 From Writer to Self Publisher

Author: Heather Covington

Publisher: DISILGOLD ISBN 13: 978-1-932055-16-0/ PRICE: $15

AUTHORHOUSE ISBN 13: 9781414022185/PRICE: $22.50

“Called The Most Inspiring Journey a Writer Will Ever Make on One’s Way to Success!”

About the book:

The 1st self-publishing novel in history by an African-American “Self-Publishing Diva” in publishing (part biographical and a self-publishing guide) that gives THE WRITER the motivation to write, promote, market and self-distribute and sell out one’s print run without fail. Bonus tips on starting a business from scratch, legal matters from copyright basics, acquiring an agent, publicist, all tools to open your publishing office, benefits of trade marking, tips on independently selling one’s work with success, an all access marketing diary, plus media kit samples that have earned Heather the attention of over 500 media resources, many awards and speaking engagements and interviews with mentors who helped her pave the way for others to succeed are included. HEATHER IS THE FEATURE SELF-PUBLISHING EXPERT REVIEWER ON THE COVER OF THE BESTSELLING AFRICAN-AMERICAN SELF-PUBLISHING GUIDE BY TAKESHA POWELL from Amber Books.com. Used as a resource for Self-Publishing Pizzazz Workshops!

Reviews: “THIS IS ONE GOOD BOOK!” Maxine Thompson (Radio Host & Essence Bestselling Author)

ORDER INFORMATION:

DISTRIBUTION: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, AUTHORHOUSE.com/ Disilgold Books

AUTHORHOUSE DIRECT ORDER: www.AuthorHouse.com/ Available for Distribution/Unlimited Orders/ 40% Discount/ Returnability Program Participant/ SEE IPAGE

E-BOOK STORE/SAME DAY DOWNLOAD OR P.O.D TRADE PAPER: www.AuthorHouse.com

ONLINE STORES: www.Amazon.com www.bn.com

DIRECT ORDER: www.LiteraryDiva.com/ Available for Distribution/ Unlimited Bulk Orders/50% Discount

PerSOULnalities: Poems For Every Kind of Woman by Heather Covington

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GENRE: Self-Help Poetry/African American Women Issues

Title: PerSOULnalities: Poems For Every Kind of Woman

Author: Heather Covington

Publisher: DISILGOLD ISBN 13: 978-1-932055-14-6/ PRICE: $15

AUTHORHOUSE ISBN 13: 9781403354211/ PRICE: $17.50

“Called  “A Girl’s Best Friend” with poetry and essays designed to bring out the winner in YOU!”

About the book:

PerSOULnalities: Poems for Every Kind of Woman by Heather Haliah -Covington, exposes 100+ diva perSOULnalities or traits every woman will encounter and meet or even harbor and possess at some point in one’s life.

PerSOULnalities is the 1st negativity defying poetry guide exposing those fashion couture poetical diva personalities illustrated by Heather Covington (from her high school days) and perfectly designed to challenge the CEO in YOU to face them all, knock down their negativity and move on to your own ocean of success.

Don’t let what Heather Haliah calls ‘ Poetical Diva PerSOULnalities,’ everyone harbors at least one in their lifetime,  rob you of your motivation to succeed.

Which one is you, and have you been keeping company with sharks who may be holding you back from family, friends and lovers to strangers, co-workers and neighbors?

Diva PerSOULnalities like “LATE LUCY,” SARCASTIC SUE,” “THE EFFORTLESS HO,” “PARANOID PENNY,” “BOSS OF ANGST,” “JEALOUS JUNKIE,” “TIME STEALING BANDITS,” “GOSSIPING GOOSE,” “PUBLIC ANNOUNCER” and “BLUE BRENDA” will attempt to rob you of your success, but not if you read the book. Get to know them all before it is too late!

Poetry has never been this analytical and controversial. AS SEEN ON THE AFRIKAN SCHOLAR TELEVISION SHOW. Bonus: Includes a Reading Group Guide and self-therapeutic exercise for book clubs, corporate America and organizations with the theme: “Are you letting negative people color yourself blue?”

Over 40,000 books have been independently sold!

Reviews: “WITTY& IMPRESSIVE WORK!” by Writer’s Digest

ORDER INFORMATION:

DISTRIBUTION: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, AUTHORHOUSE.com/ Disilgold Books

AUTHORHOUSE DIRECT ORDER: www.AuthorHouse.com/ Available for Distribution/Unlimited Orders/ 40% Discount/ Returnability Program Participant/ SEE IPAGE

E-BOOK STORE/SAME DAY DOWNLOAD OR P.O.D TRADE PAPER: www.AuthorHouse.com

ONLINE STORES: www.Amazon.com www.bn.com

DIRECT ORDER: www.LiteraryDiva.com or Disilgold.com/ Available for Distribution/ Unlimited Bulk Orders/50% Discount