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Michael Embry
Worked at Madisonville Messenger, Lexington Herald, Associated Press, Kentucky Monthly
Attended Eastern Kentucky University
Lives in Frankfort, KY
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98 Book Marketing Ideas: http://ow.ly/Y7m5V +Diana Urban
There’s a wide array of tactics you can use to amplify a book’s exposure & reach more readers. Check out these 98 book marketing ideas for inspiration!
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Five-star review of my latest novel.
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Resolved to read more in the New Year? Here’s a list of 10 acclaimed books under 200 pages.
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Write Goals for the New Year
I'm not one to make a long list of writing goals. I prefer to keep them short, simple and to the point. So here's my short list for 2016: Write every day, beginning today.  Begin and finish the sequel to "Old Ways and New Days." I'll get back to the manuscr...
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I was in the coffee aisle at the grocery store the other night, looking for the best bargain. Christmas carols were playing. Shoppers were stocking up for holiday parties. While I scanned the price...
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Amazon Kindle Book Promotion
I'm always looking for new ways to promote my novels. I've used websites for promotions, reviews, and giveaways; traditional (and perhaps old-fashioned) approaches such as postcards and bookmarks; and other ways such as posting links and images to emails an...
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Manuscript Reset
As mentioned in a previous post, I'm working on a sequel to "Old Ways and New Days."  I've written about 20,000 words, so that's a good start. But then I hit a snag. I haven't written any words for a couple weeks as I've contemplated the direction I want th...
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Lexington has a date with Danny Glover on Monday. The actor, director, producer, humanitarian and political activist will speak at Lexington's 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. That's not unusual for Glover; he often has a speaking engagement on that special day.
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Story Songs: Lonely and Lonesome Tunes
While driving my car the other day and listening to the local oldies station ( 93.5 FM ), Rick Nelson's " Lonesome Town " played softly through the speakers. His voice conveyed the feelings of breaking up with someone you love (teen angst), beginning with t...
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Veni, Vidi, Sticki
I don't understand why folks get so worked up about selfie sticks.  For the most part, people use them to include the photographer so no one is left out of a photo. What's wrong with that? Some places have banned selfie sticks out of safety concerns and req...
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2015 KBF Symposium: Appalachian Writing: Everything Old Is New Again (Part 2 of 3)
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  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • University of Louisville
  • Morehead State University
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American Writer
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 Michael Embry was born in Kentucky and graduated from Eastern High School in Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University. Among his "hometowns" are Louisville, Leitchfield, Lexington, Richmond, Jeffersontown, Campbellsville, Madisonville, Morehead, and Hopkinsville. He also attended Taylor County and Hopkinsville high schools and Morehead State University and the University of Louisville. Embry is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, spending most of his time at Whiteman AFB in Missouri.
     Embry is the author of 11 books--three nonfiction sports books, seven novels, and a short-story collection. His latest book is Old Ways and New Days, a novel about the trials and tribulations of retirement. He has worked for Kentucky newspapers in Madisonville and Lexington and a national news service, making stops in Louisville, New York, Milwaukee and Lexington. He retired as editor of Kentucky Monthly magazine in Frankfort, Ky., in 2006. He is listed in the 2016 edition of Who's Who in America.

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Married for 40+ years, two outstanding sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and three gorgeous granddaughters.
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Novelist
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writing, photography, public speaking,
Employment
  • Madisonville Messenger, Lexington Herald, Associated Press, Kentucky Monthly
    sports editor
  • Lexington Herald
    sportswriter
  • Associated Press
    reporter and sportswriter, 1980 - 1998
  • Kentucky Monthly magazine
    editor, 1998 - 2006
  • Kentucky Office of Homeland Security
    information officer, 2009 - 2014
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Currently
Frankfort, KY
Previously
Louisville, KY - Louisville, Lexington, Ky., New York, Milwaukee - Madisonville, Ky.
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