Micah Hales was born in Devon, England and raised in New York City and the Hudson Valley. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2004 with a Bachelors of Arts in English and American Literature. After finishing school, Micah worked in the editorial department of Workman Publishing in Manhattan, and the literary rights department of ICM in Los Angeles. Through the AmeriCorps program, Teach For America, Micah returned to school in 2011 to earn her Master’s Degree in Teaching from the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City. Micah taught elementary school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and currently teaches 5th grade Humanities (Reading, Writing and History) at The Academy of Arts & Letters, a public school in Fort Greene. Micah is a member of the New York Metro regional chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). Her poetry has been published in Chaparral Poetry Magazine and her play, The Whippoorwill, was produced and performed at the Electric Lodge Theater in Venice, CA. Micah currently lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with her husband, film producer Tore Knos, and her two daughters.