Michelle McMillan has chronicled the many manifestations of her life with a sense of curiosity and revelation. Her family moved from Regina, Saskatchewan to southern Ontario when she was a child. She obtained an advanced certificate in Museum Technology at Algonquin College in Ottawa before completing her Anthropology degree at the University of Guelph. Retired as a museologist, importer/retailer, qigong instructor and full-time gardener, she enjoys being a mother, caring for her favourite gardens, exploring nature and writing. Her poetry has been published in Rhapsody and ArtAscent, her memoirs in Escarpment Magazine and the Guelph Mercury, and her essays in Vox feminarum, Guelph Speaks and TongRen. She has studied writing with Alison Wearing, the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa and the Creative Writing Program of the University of Guelph. She is active in Alison Wearing's Memoir Writing, INK community and Guelph’s Vocamus Writers Community. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.