Melodrama Publishing, LLC

Over the last decade, the avenue for diverse writers and their subject matter has been redefined. And with this new opportunity comes an ambitious New York-based company – Melodrama Publishing.

Founded in 2001 by award-winning author Crystal Lacey Winslow, Melodrama’s portfolio includes an array of exciting titles offering intrigue, mystery, love and fiery appeal.

Ready and capable to handle this barrage of new, young, stimulated writers, Melodrama knows the urban literary marketplace well. National, well-regarded publications like Black Enterprise Magazine and Publisher’s Weekly has heralded the efforts and accomplishments of Winslow, a legal wiz who gave up a budding law career to a literary one. Her legal studies were put to good use in building her publishing company.

“We look for books that are uplifting; publications that in some way add to our readers’ life interest,” says Winslow, who has numerous writing accolades to her credit.

Melodrama was started by Winslow on the single premise that authors should follow their own path. That aspirations should come in the light of developing one’s own skill; honing in on self-development as opposed to mimicking another author. Winslow looks for writers who are assured and whose self-esteem is in tact.  That mantra comes through in their craft, research, and work ethic to become better, says Winslow.

Building on a legacy of quality and commitment, this independent publisher continues to grow an impressive repertoire of talented writers who bring real-life experiences to their work.

Melodrama is embarking on impressive expansion plans with numerous authors and publications under consideration.


Brooklyn Books™

It is with overwhelming excitement we introduce Brooklyn Books™, an imprint of Melodrama  Publishing which launched Fall 2014. Founded by Crystal Lacey Winslow, Brooklyn Books™ pays homage to her beloved hometown. The imprint will focus on self-improvement titles to help empower women in areas such as finance, self-care, meditation, beauty, and home. Brooklyn Books™ will concentrate on those who want to live their best lives now, and with purpose.

Brooklyn Books™ will  continue to publish titles in the same vein as its parent company Melodrama. Smart, edgy and provocative, but with an unflinching component of self-awareness and truth. Cheap Girls Club™ – Finance is the first title to release under the imprint.