Miquiel Banks was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Southside High School in 1988. After graduating, he joined the US Army and served in Desert Storm in 1991, where he became the only person in US History listed as AWOL, MIA, and EPW (his account is published in his memoir Angels in the Desert). During the 90s, he started college at GSU (Georgia State University), but soon transferred to HBCU Morris Brown College to major in English Language and Literature. As the Editor-in-Chief of theWolverine Observer, he was awarded three consecutive awards at the Southern Regional Press Institute Newspaper Competition (1997-1999).
After school, he spent ten years in Technical Writing, and now his interests have returned to Publishing, Movie Reviews, and Story Structure.
He is currently working on releasing a new Magazine Imprint that will address the global issues affecting Storytelling, Story Design, Black Lives, Black History, Language, Kemet, Movies, Music, and Culture.