Dean Hamid was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In his youth he would read the works of Donald Goines, Iceberg Slim, as well as Richard Wright, throwing in the poetic banter of James Baldwin over and over while hiding these books tucked away from his parents. Growing up in New York City’s hardcore Bushwick-Hylan Projects, his writing is not necessarily intended to glamorize the quote-unquote gangsters, or even the street life; but to emphasize the presence of the drama that was involved and surrounded around it.
In the past ten years, he’s been writing articles, commentaries, short stories, and has managed to write five novels; Hell’s fury in Alphabet City, Lovin Safari, Lovin Safari II, Lost Boy, and Cold hard wind. Given the opportunity to correspond with published authors, its been said that his work swings towards what is described as Urban Fiction Drama genre, with a strong propensity towards a slick old school literary voice.
Dean Hamid started writing under his own title, Dean Hamid Presents, and hasn’t looked back since. He works hard and tirelessly to keep his work as professional, and gritty as it can be, but yet stay literally solid. His work successfully proves and drives home this point. He looks forward to creating a legacy for himself in the Writing community as well as the Publishing business.
Blurb (Hell has No Fury)
Shakespeare once wrote, ‘Hell has no fury like a woman scorned…’, well, Mya has finally had enough of the physical abuse, disrespect, shame and mental melt-downs. She’s tired of hiding bruises with makeup. She’s fed-up.
Her old man, Aziz, and his cohort Miles, hustle heroin together. As top lieutenants, they’re trying to prove their self worth in a narcotics collective: running crews of young wayward thugs to moving product, and collecting money owed to Joker, the big boss. They’re diligent, independent contractors competing for respect, power, and a chance to move up a vile and ever scathing dope chain.
Joker is a twisted mobster with the reputation for the brutal enforcement of rules that he makes up as he goes along. If you owe, not only are you in jeopardy, but so are the members of your family. Peanut crossed the line, and unfortunately, regrettably, found out all too late.
Mya’s girlfriend Skyler has eyes for Juvall, an old school flame who works with her at a midtown Manhattan graphics company. Skyler’s high maintenance and gold-digging ways, have Juvall lacking. He desperately needs a come up, and Joker’s stash may just be it. Somebody wants revenge! Joker, Miles, and even the dope fiends they use are potential targets from an indiscriminate, deranged killer; as Aziz’s own fate hangs precariously, unbalanced in the winds that blow high across the East River.
Will Mya finally get even? Will Peanut get some get-back at Joker? Will Skyler save Juvall from his own self-impending doom? You’ll be turning the pages in this suspenseful saga of urban drama set in the gritty, hardcore section of New York City’s Lower East Side….. Alphabet City.