BIO: HEATHER HALIAH COVINGTON
Meet Heather Haliah 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 genius online force for over a decade, Heather ‘Haliah’ Covington has created a wave of excitement and support for African-American literature and multi-industry talent, and with a lady’s touch, to her growing Disilgold Literary Network Association audience of book, music, film and fashion lovers at www.disilgold.com formerly housed at www.disilgoldawards.com. Both sites are expected to merge by late 2017 along with updated digital cover features of past legacies and future stars.
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) (formerly a sold out print publication designed to showcase winners at her live celebrity atteneded YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America Awards Shows, currently hosted by “The Literary Legends Ball Online.”
Every New Year’s Eve Disilgold.com will commemorate award winners of excellence in multi- industries decided by the return of her YOUnity Reviewers Board of volunteer judges from multi-industries, media and major award platforms; and in keeping true to the motto of Disilgold, GREATNESS RECOGNIZES GREATNESS.’ Many of Heather Haliah Covington’s secret panel of judges are committed to ‘supporting artists’ before their meteoric rise to success.
A native New Yorker, Heather Haliah Covington, an unassuming power player of multi-media platforms, but doesn’t own a social media site of her own, 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 many entities like 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, and fresh out the box with a book deal acquired without an agent and just pure writing 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 bestselling author and poet, her performances and motivational speaking engagements have commanded the attention of tens 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, a NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominee for Outstanding Literature, C& B Book Distribution Best Online Network 2 Years in a Row, Aspicomm Trailblazer Publisher of the Year, a R.A.W. Sistaz Favorite Author, 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, photography, journalism, media coverage, reviews and business have been featured in over 1000 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, PHILADELPHIA SUN, 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” currently hosted by the Literary Legends Ball Online at AfricanAmericanAwards.com .
While a lover of Country Music, pop and even rock music, Heather Haliah Covington believed that African Americans who often are under-promoted should have an entity of their own to support their work as authors and musicians, but she has always infused artists of all genres.
Disilgold is committed to scouting, recognizing, honoring, awarding, and celebrating the best of the best.
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 adhering to her Disilgold.com 5 Principles of Success Formula as noted in her 400 paged semi-biography, The Disilgold Way: Countdown 101 From Wrier to Self Publisher, just 1 of 4 books she wrote in 24 days, thus igniting her literary career.
Despite losing her former network due to an electrical fire, she rebuilt her studio office she dubs as the ‘Literary Blast Lounge,’ and where she continues to recognize great things like a Bestseller in the making and the next artist on the rise.
When not holding down 3 magazine publications in the works at Literaryblast.com, LiteraryDiva.com and Disilgold.com, she falls back in love with her number one passion of educating young minds.
A lady who has taught over 1000 youth to read in her lifetime and many voluntarily, she celebrates by “GIVING BACK” to creative youth with scholarships and as the spearhead of the F.O.S.P. Initiative, “Fingertips of Success Program” for education of Bronx Youth through the Arts.
It was Heather and African American Publishers who helped raise 80,000 book donations from all major publishing houses in less than 1 month for the the Katrina Literary Collective, a phenom.
The creator of the former e-PRESSRELEASEBLASTER, and a giving and compassionate humanitarian who commends and crowns other Disilgold SOULS out there, her latest tour is simply entitled Heather Haliah Covington’s Literary Divas Book Tour. View fan updates, reviews and her trademarked personalized quotes for daily inspiration at HeatherHaliah.com
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