Melissa Michaels is an award-winning author. She is the insightful author of "A Look Within" book series. She is the Face for The Skin Revolution, multi-talented entrepreneur, eco-friendly designer, activist and producer. She volunteers her time and donates money to BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), one of the fastest growing literacy programs in the country, is an all-volunteer program operating under the auspices of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, the charitable, educational and humanitarian arm of the Screen Actors Guild. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and University of San Diego. She belongs to the prestigious community of Poetry Society of America and Academy of American Poets. She received honorable mention on The Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama. She is a DIY Book Festival award winner for her poetry book winning over thousands nationwide. It was her first book, "A Look Within" which gave her a place in literature and provided her notable recognition. She also received San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year nomination.