Meet Heather Haliah Covington aka Miss Disilgold, 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!
Her influence on the literary world as the creator of Disilgold SOUL Magazine’s YOUnity Awards aka ‘ African American Awards, Literary Legends Ball and most recently, the Disilgold Awards as both star studded and attended live and online shows are all noted as the 1st African-American Literary & Multi -Media Award Shows in History of their kind.
The only lady in media who dismisses the “GLASS CEILING” providing opportunity for all genres of music and books without bias, Heather Haliah has been honored as the Best Online Network by the Memphis Writer’s Conference and honored at BOOKEXPO, the largest literary event worldwide of convening publishers coast-to-coast.
Internationally celebrated among today’s literary stars and professionals in multi-industries, Heather Haliah aka Miss DIsilgold has earned true support and recognition as one of the most respected, trusted and honored figures in the literary world and most recently, carving a niche in the music world. Over 500 celebrated stars have shared their favorite music they are listening to with Heather Haliah in interviews syndicated in over 10,000 media outlets worldwide.
She added Celebrity Blogger to her reign as Queen of Literary Promotions in 2006 when she created the LITERARY DISH COLUMN on Eurweb.com drawing attention from millions of readers to the site of well deserved media personalities, writers and music artists as her various media pen names and writing personas. HEr work left a lot to be imitated as well as her fancy spin off blog featuring her alter-ego multi-media personalities like The Literary Heat, Literary Diva, Pr Queen and more personas added to her PERSOULNALITIES POETRY book collection.
Heather Haliah Covington was the first successful celebrity blogger to garner her own nationally syndicated tv show entitled, Literary Living, via the Black Family Channel to over 17 million viewers nationwide.
Known for her creativity, poetry and promotions, Black Hair Magazine’s Natural Hype Hair Beauty Contest named her as finalist upon discovering the natural beauty pics sent in from her book and poetry fans.
Heather Haliah aka Miss Disilgold, has created a wave of excitement and support for African-American literature and multi-industry talent with a ‘PLATINUM, DIAMOND, SILVER & GOLD’ lady’s touch. Her growing audience of book, music, film and fashion lovers who frequent dozens of her sites enjoy the author’s commentary on today’s most popular trends as her many media alter egos personas.
Abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,” Disilgold is a “Publishing, Publicity, Media and Awards” company which serves as the home of Disilgold books. A spin off of a former print publication, Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine (ISSN: 1554-483X) , it was Heather Haliah Covington who coined the slogan, “Books are the New Entertainment and Authors the New Celebrity.” She also, is the creator of Literary Divas Rock gear since 2006.
A trendsetter, the DISILGOLD AWARDS was celebrated annually via a series of live events commemorating award winners of excellence in over 250 award categories created and published by Miss Disilgold based on referrals and votes by the community at large.
A Top 25 Award showcase went live every New Year’s Eve online by 12 midnight, Disilgold Awards attracted votes with its “ARE YOU READY TO ROCK THE LITERARY VOTE” annual campaigns via her extensive newswire list serv reaching the who’s who in the book and media industry who make a difference. Today, she celebrated Disilgold Web Awards with daily showdowns of artists, fashions, books, beauty products and more on Disilgold.com.
A Native New Yorker named a TOP 5 NATIONAL AWARDS OFFICIAL, Heather Haliah has carved a niche in the literary industry as an innovative media personality with a “CUTTING EDGE,” “TRENDSETTING,” “BOLD,” and “WITTY” person-a-grata ‘BRINGIN’ the HEAT,” with ‘Get PerSOULnal celebrity interview, news, product advertising and press release syndication.
Her work serving her community 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 ” MEDIA MOGUL” alongside noteworthy people 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 (www.AmberBooks.com) celebrating over 500 literary figures earned her a NAACP IMAGE AWARD nomination.
Heather Haliah’s journalism as an author 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!” Writers Digest calls her writing,” Impressive Work.”
Her renown work includes media coverage for the Harlem Book Fair, NY of which she was requested to serve as an annual Publicity Director and where she debuted her poetry live on stage gravitating one of the largest audiences for authors 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 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, S’Indie Trailblazer Publisher of the Year, and a National Ambassador of African-American Literature Commissioned by the Baltimore Black Heritage Tours.
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 print rich 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, 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.
In the past, along with her team of scouts, she was 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 was the 1st African-American woman in history to launch a multi-media online business infusing “Literary, Media, Business and Entertainment Awards” hosted and sponsered by her own YOUnity Reviewers Guild of America panel of judges, Heather Healiah Covington has been a role model in the literary community giving back to education of our youth.
Today, Disilgold scouts, recognizes, honors, awards and promotes artists with nobility setting trends and documenting history of Disilgold SOULS.
A Humanitarian, Heather Haliah embraces and promotes productivity “by staying true to self.” The creator of the Disilgold.com 5 Principles of Success Formula which can be read and found in The Disilgold Way: Countdown 101 From Writer to Self Publisher, her 400 page self-publishing guide provides motivation to authors nationwide.
Heather’s story is all about overcoming obstacles and defying all odds as a girl raised in the projects who went on to accomplish her dreams.
To book Heather Haliah Covington, ‘The Literary Diva,” aka MISS DISILGOLD- for speaking engagements, media and signings, contact Heather Haliah Covington Publicity via EMAIL-Disilgold@aol.com.
ABOUT DISILGOLD PUBLISHING SINCE 2006
Disilgold.com recently transferred to its new blog home is the No. 1 Literary & Multi-Industry Awards Magazine online showcasing today’s top literary stars and your favorite celebrity interviews.
Dubbed as the fastest growing literary network of its kind, Disilgold.com has been featured in over 1000 top trusted and quality media entities.
Guests have reached best selling lists, acquired movie deals and garnered the attention of award organizations, librarians, distributors, producers, book lovers and more.
The winner of Memphis Writer’s Conference Best Online Network, The African-American Pavilion at BookExpo Industry Award of Excellence and celebrated as a TOP 5 Literary Media Mogul Nationwide by the Small Press Center, Disilgold is reaching the eyes that count, buyers, decision makers, literary lovers and a growing family who thrive from Disilgold SOUL Magazine Era of Music, Fashion, Literature and Business Infusion.
It is clear that Disilgold.com is a “No.1 indicator of Success” and still ‘bringin’ the Heat’. Miss Disilgold slogan since 2001 is Design You! Own Your Success! Disilgold is YOU!
Her goal in 2013 is to return from dozens of undisclosed pen names to her most renown pen name as Heather Haliah Covington by releasing a series of motivational books.
HEATHER HALIAH COVINGTON AWARDS
2010 -Honorable Teacher of Decade Award for filmed taping of Teaching Children to Read on the Learning Channel
2009- Book Expo Book Industry Award Recipient honored at African American Pavilion
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
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- Producer and Host of Authors on Stage Tour featuring Sonia Sanchez
2007- WLIB Radio feature Newsletter Spotlight
2007- Toni Trent Parker Author of the Year Award Recipient
2006- Featured Ebony Magazine Top Bookshelf Pick
2006- Black Issues Book Review Top 100 Sizzling Book Read
2006- Penned Foreword for Gumbo for the Soul Series
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- Neshee Publication Best Promotions Award Recipient
2005- Voted Best Online Network by Southern Film Festival and VIP MAgazine
2005- Producer and host of YOUnity Guild Awards at Surf Club
2005- Authors on Stage Tour Producer at Harlem Book Fair w/ 105.1fm
2004- Guest columnist on EURWEB.com for 6 months
2004- Introductory Host of Michael Baisden Sex, Love & Lies Seminar
2004- Producer of YOUnity Guild Awards of America Awards Show w/ guest Michael Baisden, Bruce George (Def Poetry Jam) and Def Jam Poets Kayo and Karen Roc, plus more
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
20 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MISS DISILGOLD
1. Miss Disilgold is the first celebrated blogger to gain a Nationally Syndicated Tv Show reaching 17 million viewers.
To be continued…