Columbus, Ohio – The Jefferson Country Club in Blacklick, Ohio, was the setting for the Book Release Celebration of Rivers of Grace: Poems of Redemption and Restoration, written by Melanie Houston. Houston also unveiled her new venture, Alabaster Box Media Group, a multimedia publishing house. Alabaster Box Media Group was founded in 2012 and Rivers of Grace is the company’s first release. The book cover is a painting Houston commissioned from internationally celebrated artist Lydell Martin of Atlanta, Georgia. Signed and unsigned prints are available for purchase.
Houston is no novice to the publishing industry. Previously, she served as the executive editor for Who’s Who Publishing under the ownership and management of C. Sunny Martin, for more than five years. She also served as an executive editor for Purpose magazine, an international publication, as well as other regional publishers.
Houston is the founder of Vision Resources, Inc., a management consulting firm for-profit and nonprofit businesses and organizations. Vision Resources provides technical writing, proposal/bid response services, and workforce development expertise. Clients include national/international community and social service organizations, chambers of commerce, and retail, utility, telecommunications, publishing, and information technology firms.
Houston’s next release titled “When the Devil is Beating His Wife©,” will follow in the summer of 2013. It is co-authored by Houston and Dr. Iris Cooper, one of the founders of Glory Foods.
Houston is a graduate of Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art therapy. She received a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University, with a major in labor and human resource management. She gives back to the community by serving as a member of the Women’s Service Board of the King Arts Complex and a Kid Coach for Future Possibilities, Inc. Houston resides in Columbus and is married to Daniel, President and CEO of The 1750 Group, Inc. /Daniel Houston & Associates.