About Written in Melanin

Written in Melanin Publishing came into existence during the spring of 2019 because I felt there wasn’t enough representation to be found on bookshelves. I’m a Black woman and I have always struggled to find books with main characters who look like me that are represented in a positive light. I know that those books exist (especially more as I’ve gotten older!) and I feel they should be front and center — not a search and find.

I have always had a passion for words and writing and I believe in being the change that you want to see in the world. So, I decided to do my part to fill the void that I felt was so often overlooked — writing books with Black characters with all types of personalities. And when I decided to create my own company, I created it with a singular mindset — adding some melanin to your pages, one word at a time.

The goal of Written in Melanin, in every capacity, is to help celebrate and spread the word of Black creators. The ultimate goal is to create a platform where writers and readers alike have a space to share the works of Black authors so they can be found by the people searching for them.

To that end, I created The Melanin Chat to talk about what it means to be a writer and provide Black authors an opportunity to discuss their works and writing journeys; I created a YouTube channel to share reviews of books and my own journey as a writer; I created the Melanin Spotlight to share the works of black creators with others; I created the Melanin Library to put books by Black authors on display; I created this company to publish the works of Black authors and provide editing services to anyone brave enough to embark on the mission of being a writer.

Written in Melanin Publishing is constantly growing, so if you’d like to be a part of it, feel free to reach out and follow us on social media @WrittenNMelanin.

Welcome to Written in Melanin Publishing!

C. M. Lockhart

Owner | Author | Editor

Owner of Written in Melanin Publishing. Author of Keeping Promises. Lover of tea and anime.

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LaKase Cousino


Author of Across The Broken Tide. Researcher extraordinaire. Lover of film and history.

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