Melanie L. Houston

Inspiring Writer and Award-Winning Author

Grace. Faith. Peace. Melanie L. Houston endeavors to live life with these words in mind. With a testimony of the faithfulness of God, she established Alabaster Box Media Group, a boutique Christian multimedia publishing group, in 2013. Melanie’s passion is to marry art and literature while speaking to contemporary spiritual and social issues. In her latest release, My Afrikah Hair, she extends her voice, reach and audience with the art of Bahamian native Philece Roberts. To give back and make an impact, Melanie fuses her writing and consulting experience to develop and manage grant writing processes for several nonprofit organizations. She and her husband, Dan, spend time with family and friends in Ohio, North Carolina, and the Bahamas. Find Melanie, elegant art, and other publications at

Awards And Nominations

Alabaster Box Media is a boutique Christian publishing house. Therefore, we are selective about the genre and authors we choose to coach or publish. We are blessed to have a capable circle of graphic designers, artists, writers and business professionals who skillfully guide our clients. Our success is your success!

  • National Indie Excellence Awards
  • Children's Literary Classics
  • Bahamian Art & Culture

Grant Writing

Skilled, efficient and dedicated. Melanie Houston has the expertise to assist executive directors and development directors in responding to funders and grant proposals.

RFP's & RFI's

With more than 20 years assisting clients, Melanie can assess your company qualifications and lead your team to developing award-winning proposals.

Non-Profit Organizations

By contracting with Alabaster Box Media Group, Melanie will work with your team to respond to important grant and proposal requests.

For Profit organizations

We are not intimated by large RFPs and neither should you. Let us help you go after the contracts—small, medium or large—that match your products and services.


Is your company or online business in need of a quality content writer/blogger? Melanie is a seasoned content writer that understands how to engage your online audience.

Writing Tips

Would you like to learn the basics of effective writing? Have you considered writing a book? For only $75 per hour, Melanie will easily guide you through these steps.

I recently read My Afrikah Hair by Melanie Houston. The poems really did take me down memory lane and I enjoyed it very much. They were very well written and insightful. I also love the beautiful illustrations. This book is my new coffee table book. I give it five stars!

Natha Harris
Guest Appearances
Presentations All Around The Globe
  • Mint Museum
  • The Unity Market
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Radio One
  • Pinky Swear Foundation