Diane Covington-Carter graduated from UCLA, cum laude, with a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology. She has completed many courses in journalism at Ventura College and American River College in Sacramento.

Covington-Carter has done commentaries for National Public Radio and won the Society for Professional Journalists award of Honorable Mention for her series on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, June 2004. Her work has also been heard on the California Report, KQED, San Francisco.

She worked for the Ojai Valley news before becoming a free-lance journalist. Her work has appeared in The Sun, More Magazine, Sierra Alive, Sierra Heritage, Coast Kids and Celtic Heritage magazines. She has also been featured in The Sacramento Bee, the San Diego Union Tribune, The Ventura County Star, The Union, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat and the Honolulu Star Tribune, among other newspapers.

Covington-Carter is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

She teaches Creative Writing, is also a Life Coach, Writing Coach and Professional Editor for a few select clients.

Covington-Carter lives on an apple farm in Northern California, when she is not off having great travel adventures with her husband.


Favorite Books

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Writing and the Spiritual Life by Patrice Vecchione
Bird by bird by Anne Lamott

The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn
Anam Cara by John O’Donohue (and his more recent book Beauty)
Creative Mind and Success and Creative Ideas by Ernest Holmes

Adventure and Work
The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau
Crossing the Unknown Sea; Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston
Clear your clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Loud and Clear by Anna Quindlen