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  • Louie T. McClain II

    Louie T. McClain II

    Louie T. McClain II is the Founder and CEO of Melanin Origins: a children’s book company that writes about the intriguing lives of African American leaders, pioneers, and innovators. Louie is intrigued by the resilience and tenacity of African American...

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  • Aimee Lary

    Aimee Lary

    Aimee Lary hails from the Lone Star State and is a graduate of Prairie View A & M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She is a former Special Education Teacher...

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  • Christian Gomez

    Christian Gomez

    I didn’t always know I had the ability to create stories, didn’t even think of it as a gift to bring understanding and assist the youth with navigating through their environment. But once I did discover that I was capable,...

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  • Francis Minikon, Jr

    Francis Minikon, Jr

    Francis Minikon, Jr. is the C.O.O. of the Global Publishing Company Melanin Origins. There was a void and a need to publish children’s books with African American leaders as characters and share a snippet of their lives for children ages...

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  • DeAnn Lax

    DeAnn Lax

    DeAnn Lax is a visionary. Since childhood, she has been inspired to create works that encourage others to be their best. Her latest written work with Melanin Origins is part of our Bible Series, Esther: The Queen of Peace, a...

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  • Charlena Gillon-Postell

    Charlena Gillon-Postell

    Charlena Gillon-Postell is the first-time published author of Joyful Samuel, a children's bible story that brilliantly introduces young readers to the fruit of the spirit "JOY" in a way that's fun and relatable. This vibrant read will be sure to...

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  • Adjwoa Tyehimba

    Adjwoa Tyehimba

    Adjwoa Tyehimba is a Texas native with a love for Africa. She is the co-owner of the Pan-African Connection Bookstore & Resource Center in Dallas, TX and a super entrepreneur. She graduated from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff...

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  • Lenny Williams

    Lenny Williams

    Lenny Williams was born on April 9, 1994. He grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and still resides there today. In 2014 he started working on his first writing project, setting up a plan to become an author and a director....

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  • Rediesha C. Allen

    Rediesha C. Allen

    Rediesha C. Allen is an educator, wife, mother, and an Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Author of her first Children’s Book, Elisha: A Man of Gentleness and Self-Control. She is a native for Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys life with...

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