Meet the Author!

DeCorey Hale, was born in the city of Sylacauga, Alabama, a small town 30 minutes south of Birmingham. His parents are the late Mr. Donald Hale and Mrs. Delores Hale. He has one sister Dana. After graduating from Sylacauga High School, he attended Alabama State University, majoring in Sales and Marketing.

There, he was given not only a quality education, but he was equipped with skills that he still utilizes today. DeCorey is a known multitasker, often referring to it as “his gift and his curse”. Though his life is as hectic as it is, he still makes time for those that are close to him and need him.

Even though there are many hats that he currently wears, his first passion has always been writing. In 2014, DeCorey began blogging and freelancing for magazines such as Hip Hop Album Debate, Xkluziv, and London LeBlanc. He grabbed the attention of many readers , eventually becoming a regular writer for the Huffington Post.

In 2015, DeCorey decided to revisit a story he was writing for his daughter, Nylah, that he named Ebenezer the Sneezer. This will be his first book and it will be released in the first half of 2017. .While writing and networking with other blossoming entrepreneurs in 2015, DeCorey connected with Nneka Harris, a well-known stylist, personal shopper, and owner of online boutique,, to work on a men’s line she wanted to develop.

They have been very successful, bringing in clients from all over the country. Also, in 2015, after DeCorey’s participation in No Shave November and realizing the popularity of beards, both DeCorey and Nneka decided to join forces with another partner, Aubrey Pemberton, which led to the three creating the brand, HIM BY DNA, a very popular beard grooming and care product.

When he is not working on the HIM BY DNA brand or writing, he is heavily involved in the local community and offering a helping hand to fellow up and coming entrepreneurs. He loves to do charity work with his circle of friends, and they are currently working on forming a nonprofit in order to continue helping the communities around them. Whenever asked about everything he does, his answer is always “I just want to make my own mark on the world and be the best person I can be”.

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