Micah S. Hackler was born on November 23, 1950, in the farming community of Hoisington, Kansas. A family trip to Mesa Verde in 1965 started a lifelong interest in the Pueblo Indian culture. He resolved to one day be a writer after consuming every novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. After graduating from LSU, he joined the air force and retired as a major in 1993. After retiring, he began writing in earnest, producing the Sheriff Lansing mystery series. A widower, Micah is a father and grandfather and currently lives with his new wife, Olivia, in Spring, Texas.