In 2012 Michaela and her husband Ty Fitzmorris cofounded the Peregrine Book Company, an independent bookstore in Prescott, Arizona, where she works as a book buyer. She lives in Prescott with her two inscrutable children, her two rambunctious dogs, and one vocal cat.
Michaela Carter's novel Leonora In the Morning Light is forthcoming from Avid Reader Press in April, 2021. She is the author of the novel Further Out Than You Thought, published by HarperCollins. She studied theater at UCLA and holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. Her poetry has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, has won the Poetry Society of America Los Angeles New Poets Contest, and has appeared in numerous journals.