For most of my writing life, I've been an early bird, getting out of bed before the dawn's sunrise and working on a manuscript for several hours before heading off to a bill-paying job. But I'm retired now and my daily routine has changed as well. It took m...
I've had some false starts and a few stops since I began working on the sequel to "Old Ways and New Days," earlier this year, but sometimes life simply gets in the way. I suppose I'm making excuses -- and don't we all when things aren't going along smoothly...
This past weekend I attended the 50th reunion of the 1966 graduating class of Taylor County High School in Campbellsville, Ky. And what a gala event it was for the 50 or so classmates who chose to be part of the celebration to renew friendships, talk about ...
While participating in a book signing a few months ago, another author and I discussed the importance of authors providing some value to book signings at stores, libraries, readers groups, civic organizations and other places. And that value involves giving...
I don't believe I have a problem with television eroding my writing time because I don't spend much time watching TV, especially when compared to other Americans. An A.C. Nielsen "Cross-Platform Report" in 2014 revealed that folks spend more than five hours...
- Madisonville Messenger, Lexington Herald, Associated Press, Kentucky Monthlysports editor
- Lexington Heraldsportswriter
- Associated Pressreporter and sportswriter, 1980 - 1998
- Kentucky Monthly magazineeditor, 1998 - 2006
- Kentucky Office of Homeland Securityinformation officer, 2009 - 2014
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.
- University of Louisvillepresent
- Morehead State Universitypresent
- Eastern Kentucky Universitypresent