Quincy Gray McMichael was born to curious and creative parents in the western woods of Maine. She studied Human Ecology, Permaculture, and Foodways at College of the Atlantic, Antioch and Prescott Colleges, and Le Cordon Bleu London. Love of food and farming brought her to West Virginia, where she has family ties, in 2010. Quincy has spent the past several years raising rare livestock and perennial edibles on her farm, Vernal Vibe Rise, on Moneton ancestral land.

When not at her writing desk, Quincy Gray McMichael stewards Vernal Vibe Rise, creates permaculture designs for curious clients, and paints. Her writing—both creative nonfiction and poetry—has been published in Yes! Magazine, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, The Dewdrop, Open: A Journal of Arts and Letters, and is forthcoming from Appalachian Review, among other publications. Quincy holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. She is a Contributing Editor at Good River Review and is completing a hybrid memoir that explores obsession and overwork through a blend of poetry and prose.