Seth Ferranti’s the Gorilla Convict Writer. In 1993, after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal’s most wanted list, he was captured and sentenced to 304 months under the federal sentencing guidelines for an LSD kingpin conviction and committed to the custody of the Attorney General. A first-time, non-violent offender, Seth has served 18 years of his 25 year mandatory minimum sentence. His case was widely covered byThe Washington Post and Washington Times, and his story was profiled in the pages of Rolling Stone and Don Diva magazines. His current release date is November 2015.
His first book Prison Stories, has been an unqualified success. Rejected by major publishers, Seth founded Gorilla Convict Publication from the penitentiary and put Prison Stories out himself. Check out the excellent reviews of Prison Stories from Giant, Smooth, Elemental, The Ave and Yellow Rat Bastard magazines on the Media section of this site. Seth ‘s next novel is Murder Capital and then he will write the next Prison Stories book. Also out now, “Street Legends,” a look at some notorious gangstas he’s covered in the pages of Don Diva.
Seth is also an accomplished journalist having written articles for Don Diva, Slam, King, F.E.D.S., The Ave, Elemental, FHM, Vice and The Flywire. Check out his published pieces on the publication section of this site. His work as a prison basketball writer has led to international recognition in L’Equipe, Gigantes Del Basket and Liberation magazines from France and Spain. His articles appeared on www.hoopshype.com and www.prisonerlife.com. His work also appeared on www.hoopculture.com. Erik Brouwer also devoted a chapter to Seth in his book, De Hemel Iseen Basketbalveld, published in the Netherlands.
Also check out the Gorilla Convict Blog on this site, which is penned by Seth. Seth also writes a column, Behind the Wall for UrbanBookSource.com and contributes to Out of The Gutter. Check out his short story in the new Nikki Turner “Street Chronicals” book, “Christmas in the Hood.”