Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She is no stranger to the hard work and sacrifice that breeds success; owning and operating L.M. Clark Printers and Wahida Clark Presents Publishing. She decided to write fiction while incarcerated at a women’s federal prison camp in Lexington, Kentucky. She has since been crowned the Queen of Thug Fiction by Nikki Turner, the Queen of Hip Hop fiction. Wahida’s fans are loyal and vociferous in their appreciation for her exciting stories. Reading her Amazon comment’s page is quite a lesson in passon! They appreciate the depth and detail that she brings to the world created through her stories - when you read her novels they are so real that you are convinced of one of three things; that you know the characters, that you want to know the characters or that you are one of the characters. Her Essence best-selling novels include: Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs A Lady, Payback is a Mutha, Payback With Ya Life, and Thug Matrimony. All published by Kensington / Dafina Books.
New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark has cemented her position as the leader in her genre with her bestselling Thug and Payback series. Her work has become a template for other writers who try to imitate her compelling blend of intrigue, passion, and luxury with the often-violent realities of life on the streets. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, she decided to write fiction while serving out a ten-and-a-half-year term at a women’s federal prison camp in Lexington, Kentucky.