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, Open: A Journal of Arts and Letters, Greenbrier Valley Quarterly, and is forthcoming from Appalachian Review and The Dewdrop, among other publications. In May of 2022, Quincy achieved an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. She is completing a hybrid memoir that explores obsession and overwork through a blend of poetry and prose.