Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Courtney Parker

Courtney Parker is a television and publishing veteran, who wrote and worked for seven years with TV’s #1 franchise, Law & Order. While at Wolf Films, Parker also wrote the novella series for Wolf Film’s newest Chicago based franchise, Chicago Fire. For the last fifteen years, Parker has printed over a dozen plus titles in the self-help, inspirational, children’s and quality fiction categories. As a celebrity ghostwriter, novelist, and children’s book author, she has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Teddy Riley, Basketball Wives reality star Evelyn Lozada, Track and Field Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene, as well as Essence and New York Times bestselling authors Victoria Christopher Murray, E. Lynn Harris and Nancey Flowers. In addition to successfully working with writers, Parker has worked in partnership with a number of athletes, including NFL stars Geoff and Mitch Schwartz (Eat My Schwartz), Terrell Owens and Ray Lewis, among many others. Parker’s most recent work includes Executive/Co-Executive producing for Oxygen’s True Crime series, Three Days To Live, TV One’s hit show, Hollywood Divas in conjunction with Carlos King of Kingdom Reign Entertainment, VH1’s top-rated franchise Love & Hip Hop, with Mona Scott-Young and OWN’s new show, It’s Not You, It’s Men, with Rev Run & Tyrese. Parker is an active member of the Writer’s Guild of America West and formerly served under the direction of Carl Gilliard, as the Director of the Writer’s Collective Group, for the esteemed Repertory Ministry at Faithful Central Bible Church, in Inglewood, CA. Courtney Parker also serves as, Chief Executive Editor and Co-Founder of newly launched publishing imprint Monami Books, a division of the Atria/Simon and Schuster Publishing Company.

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