native New Yorker, Melissa Molomo has captivated many hearts worldwide by writing her heart out and speaking her truth. Since the July 2014 release of her debut self-published book "Say What's Real," Melissa has independently sold 5,000+ copies and has amassed an incredibly strong fan base via social media platforms. Melissa speaks to empower, enlighten and encourage. She writes about living life through heartache, carrying the torch of forgiveness and respecting one's personal flaws via a storytelling technique, engaging readers to believe within.
Never one to give up easily, Melissa learned the values of intense dedication to an art form while previously working with hip hop and R&B musician/producer Ryan Leslie ( a Harvard graduate at age 19! ). Experiencing firsthand the positive affect his music had on countless fans, Melissa decided to turn her passion for writing into something greater.
After sharing personal writings on her blog for many months, Melissa assembled over 100 pages of unorganized content, laid them all out on a table and feverishly edited and rearranged until she had created the backbone of what would become her first book. With the addition of exceptional artwork from her friend and collaborator Lebaron Murray, Melissa was ready to publish.
Fast-forward to July 4, 2014: The first edition of "Say What's Real" was released to the public via her website swrshop.com. Initial orders sold very quickly and Melissa found herself placing replenishment orders with her printer for hundreds of books monthly. During this time the number of Say What's Real followers on social media increased exponentially, as Melissa shared brief samples of her published writings to her newfound audience.
After many months of success, Melissa wanted to offer fans the absolute best book possible, something she was unable to do the first time around due to simple inexperience and a meager budget. Working with an experienced graphic designer, Melissa reformatted her entire book and was able to print in her signature black, white and pink coloring. A "Notes" section was added so readers could jot down their own reflections and the final, larger book was printed on new higher, quality paper.
The 2nd edition of "Say What's Real" was launched on April 13, 2015 to universal praise from her loyal readers. Melissa includes a thank you letter inside every book to show her appreciation for each order received and has been blessed to receive tons of "thank you"-mail and even gifts!
Melissa Molomo currently has a loyal and devoted fan base of 150k+ who spread her passages and book all over the web. Various celebrities such as Meagan Good, Christina Milian, Karrueche, Naomi Campbell and many more have promoted the Say What's Real campaign, giving Melissa praises and excellent reviews.
In the spring of 2015, Melissa was honored to participate in her first ever Say What's Real book talks/signings in Los Angeles, California. Meeting supporters and hearing personal stories of how her writings have affected others has only furthered her desire to continue what she loves most.
Melissa is currently working on material for her next novel of all new content and plans to further the Say What's Real brand through merchandise and other exciting opportunities.