In pursuit of her passions, Dr. Katrina Covington-Whitmore decided to use her strong professional communications background to create a platform where women of color, including herself, could have their voices heard. Now a publisher, editor and author for her own publishing company, Writer’s Ink, she has already written four books, including the “Bride of the Desert” triology, and is getting ready to publish her fifth, which will be another series about the daughter of African nobility in Medieval England.
Prior to her current career path, Dr. Covington-Whitmore worked in radio and television as a reporter, a producer, a weather announcer, and an anchor. She prepared by earning a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and media studies, and after returning to school to obtain a Ph.D., she began teaching at universities. She was a graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee, chaired the communications department at the University of Alabama, and served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia.
When Dr. Covington-Whitmore started Writer’s Ink, she intended it to be a place for stories about strong women of color and a place for other authors to present their work to the public. She has found success in this endeavor thanks to her perseverance, determination and diligence. Dr. Covington-Whitmore would like to continue working in the publishing industry, helping to give unknown authors a chance to share their work. She also wants to turn her “Bride of the Desert Trilogy” into TV series or movie.
Dr. Covington-Whitmore wants to be remembered for making a difference for women of color and helping people learn historical facts in an interesting way through her books. She is a member of Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta. Her hard work and dedication have earned her a Woman of the Year award for 2011-2012 and multiple fellowships. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, making dolls and word games and puzzles.
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