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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Eastern Kentucky University
- University of Louisville
- Morehead State University
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.
- 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