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Miles Watson was born in Evanston, Illinois. The son of a prominent Chicago journalist, he took an early interest in writing and published his first short story at 17. He holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and History and served in law enforcement for nearly ten years before moving to Los Angeles, where he has worked on such television shows as HEROES, CSI: NY, TRUE BLOOD, THE WALKING DEAD, and THE ORVILLE. A martial artist since his teens, he holds a black belt in White Tiger Taekwondo. In 2012, he graduated from Seton Hill University with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction and was the recipient of that program's first-ever Endowed Scholarship. His critically-acclaimed first novel, CAGE LIFE, won ZEALOT SCRIPT'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD (2016), and was a runner-up in SHELF UNBOUND MAGAZINE'S Best Indie Book Awards (2016).