About & Contact


Biography

Melissa H. Mwai is an Author-Illustrator. She uses the initial “H” in her name to honor her family name, Hernández, representing her Afro-Puerto Rican culture.

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 Assessment.

She is seeking representation.

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