Malcolm Newsome is a children's book author from the Chicago area and a cofounder of Black Creators Headquarters. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, previously served as the executive vice president of a software consulting firm, and now works in cyber security. He writes picture books with the aim of bringing hope and possibility to as many young people as he can. Malcolm is a married father of five. After the first three children were born, they experienced the loss of two unborn children. He hopes his debut picture book, Dear Star Baby, will bring healing to the millions of other families who experience this kind of grief.