Sa’id Salaam hails from the Bronx, New York. He recalls wanting to be an author from an early age. His love of literature stemmed from his mother reading bedtime stories to him as a child. He didn’t pen his first story until becoming incarcerated on trumped up charges of murder.
He maintains his innocence and is aggressively fighting the wrongful conviction. Meanwhile, he puts the pen to the paper at an incredible rate. To date, Sa’id has written and published over sixty titles from a prison cell. A student of the industry, he decided to self publish and start his own publishing company. Black Ink Publications has a growing roster of some of the best new authors in the game. He initially started the company out of necessity after a bad deal with a shady publisher. It allows him to help other incarcerated authors get their stories out to the world. Sa’id is widely regarded as one of the freshest voices in the game. His diverse catalog shows why.
He is well known for his vivid descriptions, hilarious wit, and dynamic wordplay. Fans call him the Aesop on urban lit because of the real life lessons he weaves into his stories. He was once called the ‘next Donald Goines’, to which he replied, “Thanks, but no thanks. I’m the first Sa’id Salaam.” While clearly honored by the accolade, he relishes his individuality and blazes his own path. His books are available in e-book, audio, as well as paperback. Check him out on Amazon.com, retail bookstores, and even your local library. Read more about Sa’id Salaam in the June 2015 issues of Don Diva and Gorilla Convict. Be sure to like the Free Sa’id Salaam page on facebook.