Michael “Doc” McCoy was born in San Rafael, California, on October 9, 1955. He lived in Marin County until his family moved to Sonoma Valley in 1963. Following his graduation from high school in Sonoma in 1973, Michael attended Santa Rosa Junior College and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Following college, Michael enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Independence (CV-62) from 1979 through 1982.

In 2007, Michael began writing the biography of his mother and her family’s experience in a Japanese prison camp during WWII and completed the manuscript after his trip to the Philippines in 2008. His highly praised book, Through My Mother’s Eyes, was published by Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency in September of 2008. Michael wrote the award-winning screenplay adaptation, Under the Rising Sun, the following year.

Michael is a technical writer for the Customized Product Solutions group at Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa, California. He has a very diversified mixture of interests and hobbies, including piloting hot air balloons and fixed-wing aircraft, making craft beer, and performing close-up magic.

Michael lives in Sonoma County with his wife, Angela, and their two cats. His son, Thomas, lives in North Las Vegas with his wife, Carrie and their children, Gwenyth and Lincoln.