Oumar Dieng is an emerging American author. He writes young adult as well as regular fiction and non-fiction. His books focus on telling stories that evoke vivid imagery and stimulate the imagination. He is also the host of the Motivational Voice Podcast, a podcast that focuses on creating positive habits. He is originally from Senegal, a French-speaking country in West Africa, but he has been living in the USA for half his life. Sali and the Five Kingdoms is his debut novel.