LITERARY DIVAS: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature by Heather Covington


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 (www.AmberBooks.com) 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.

FOR FULL MEDIA KIT, EMAIL [email protected]!To book Heather Covington for speaking engagements, media and signings, contact Heather Covington Publicity at 1.718.547.0499 or EMAIL- [email protected] Visit the author’s site at www.LiteraryDiva.com for most current biography and literary works.