Saladin Ahmed is an Arab-American author of science fiction and fantasy. His first book in the "Crescent Moon Kingdoms" series, Throne of the Crescent Moon, was published in 2012. He has been a Nedula Award and J.W. Campbell Award finalist.
"I was born in Detroit and grew up in the nearby Arab American enclave of Dearborn, MI. My father introduced me to fantasy and SF when I was very, very young, and he used to have me write little stories and comics for him when I was in first grade. He was always deeply supportive of my creativity, and I feel very blessed for that."