COVINGTON, Vicki. American, b. 1952. Genres: Novels. Career: University of Alabama in Birmingham, social worker in substance abuse programs, 1978-88; writer, 1988-. Publications: Gathering Home (novel), 1988; Bird of Paradise (novel), 1990; The Last Hotel for Women (novel), 1996. Address: Amanda Urban, International Creative Management, 40 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.