Michael Hemery is the author of two books: No Permanent Scars, a nonfiction short-story collection published by Silenced Press, and So We Go: The Day My Father Died, a memoir about his father's final day after suffering from ALS. He has also been published in Drunken Boat, Los Angeles Review, Lumina, New Plains Review, Passages North, The Portland Review, Post Road Magazine, Redivider, Slice, sub-TERRAIN, The Tusculum Review, and the book Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir.

Hemery, who earned his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, is a tenured high school English teacher with years of experience with both high school and college students. He also served as the nonfiction editor for Hunger Mountain. He resides in the Cleveland area with his family.