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Book Synopsis:

Melanie believes everyone has the power to influence who they are and who they become, and to achieve what they set out to do – or be – in their life through the power of their thoughts. Through her book, “Thoughts Become Things,” Melanie shares six pillars that she lives her life by: Honor, Humility, Gratitude, Grit, Faith and Forgiveness. This first book of Melanie’s (with more to come) includes stories of her Angels (six people who heavily influenced her life while they walked the Earth) as well as that of her relationship with her mother – which demonstrated how to internalize these Pillars and use them to her advantage to become the person she is today – and to achieve what she has set out to do in her life thus far. Melanie’s goal is for readers to access these Pillars for themselves and ensure that their thoughts can also become things that they dream, believe and make come true!

Melanie is available for speaking engagements, including keynotes, retreats, workshops and more that provide inspiration, motivation and positivity through the Six Pillars, to help individuals begin take control of their thoughts to achieve their goals and dreams.  Please email to inquire.

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Six Pillars to Guide You Through Life
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Please note $5 of every book sale is earmarked for Journeys the Road Home, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency that provides shelter, services and housing to people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, in suburban Cook County (Illinois). Learn more at

About the Author

Melanie Santostefano is the proud daughter of immigrants whose sacrifices afforded her the amazing opportunity to be a bootstrapping entrepreneur and founder of two businesses. Prior to launching Vicarious Multimedia in 2004 (a marketing communications company) and St. Steven Public Relations in 2022 (specializing in PR, public information, and crisis communications), Melanie had a successful career as a reporter, writer, editor and broadcaster for several award-winning Illinois radio stations, as well as web-based news media outlets, and obtained her degree from University of Illinois at Chicago with a dual focus in Psychology and Communications. She is gratefully living her American Dream, loves to travel, is an avid writer, reader, and fitness enthusiast. Melanie is the extremely proud mother of a15-year-old son and lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.