About & Contact


Biography

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.

Notables

  • 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

Contact

Email: melissamwaibooks (at) gmail (dot) com