Melissa H. Mwai is a author and illustrator. Her middle initial stands for Hernández, representing her Afro-Puerto Rican heritage.
Melissa is a member of SCBWI, Black Creators in KidLit, and Storyteller Academy. She has a M.S. in Library Science, a B.A. in English/Creative Writing, and works in education.
She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and bunny. Melissa gives a lot of hugs and besos. To her kids. And her husband. Not to the bunny.
She is repped by Jacqui Lipton at Raven Quill Literary.
- 2020 We Need Diverse Books Illustrator Mentorship Finalist
- 2020 SCBWI MDWVDE Conference Logo Finalist
- 2020 #PBParty Author Illustrator Finalist
- 2020 #PBChat Mentee
- 2020 #SunFunWrite Winner for Informational Fiction
- 2020 #FallWritingFrenzy Winner
- 2021 We Need Diverse Books Illustrator Mentorship Finalist
Email: melissamwaibooks (at) gmail (dot) com