Macy was a reporter for the Roanoke Times in Virginia from 1989 to 2014.
While at the Roanoke Times, she wrote articles for the New York Times as well as other journals and magazines.
Her non-fiction books, “Factory Man,” “Truevine” and “Dopesick,” have each been on the New York Times best-seller list.
“Dopesick” is a study of the crisis of opioid addiction and is being made into a Hulu mini-series starring Michael Keaton.
Her fourth book, The Fix, will be out next year. This one deals with solutions to the overdose crisis.
Macy was the first in her family to graduate from college and credits her late mother Sarah Macy Slack for her grit.
She also credits much of her success to her UHS band teacher, Robert K. Martin, and her early jobs at the Urbana Daily Citizen, where she delivered the paper and later interned as a cub reporter.
When she is not writing or touring promoting her newest book, she lives in Roanoke, Va., with her husband, who is a teacher, and two rescue dogs.