• Micki Bare, a graduate of NC State University, is the author of three early-reader chapter books. She wrote a weekly human-interest column for 18 years, as well as articles published in Thrive Magazine, Piedmont Parent, and Our State. Her career in education spans more than three decades, with service as a teacher, administrator, and marketing director. Her first middle grade novel, Society of the Sentinelia, was published under the Level Elevate imprint of Level Best Books on May 27, 2022, and is the first of five books in the Zahra of the Uwharries series. The title earned the 2022 AAUW NC Young People’s Literature Award. Book two, BLIND FAIRY, will be released May 2023. Bare loves to garden, read, cook, travel, and hike. She and her husband reside in Asheboro, NC.


  • Through writing, I endeavor to develop and nurture a love for reading and writing. With wholesome, relatable early reader chapter books and challenging middle grade low-fantasy novels, I hope to inspire children to be better, more compassionate, and more tolerant than the generations that came before them. I want to inspire young readers to unlock their own creativity and follow their dreams.