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Michael Embry
Worked at Madisonville Messenger, Lexington Herald, Associated Press, Kentucky Monthly
Attends University of Louisville
Lives in Frankfort, KY
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Plots: the who, what, and where &mdash; but maybe not why &mdash; of literature. <i>Plus,</i> the history of plot and literature's very worst endings.
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Staying Focused (Television)
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...
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 ...
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Staying Focused
Over the next few weeks I'm going to write about the difficulty of staying focused -- at least as it pertains to me. It's funny, or perhaps tragic in some respects, that I used to be very disciplined when it came to my writing. I suppose it stemmed from my ...
Over the next few weeks I'm going to write about the difficulty of staying focused -- at least as it pertains to me. It's funny, or perhaps tragic in some respects, that I used to be very disciplined when it came to my writ...
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Story Songs: Jesus Rocks
While driving the other day, I heard Norman Greenbaum's " Spirit in the Sky " on a classic rock radio station. I had to turn up the volume to fully hear and appreciate Greenbaum's fuzz guitar licks that set the mood for the psychedelic gospel song that peak...
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"Foolish Is The Heart" is a free download at Smashwords.com during the month of July. Simply use "SFREE" at checkout.
Brandon Wilkes is a 45-year-old sports columnist who has never settled down to the point of marriage. At first it was his career that caused him to go the bachelor route. He b...
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Some "Free" Promotion
As most of those who read this blog know, I'm always on the lookout for ways to promote my books. The main reason is because promotion is one of the least things I like about writing. Writing a book is a wonderful, life-changing experience. Promotion, well,...
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Value-added Book Signings
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...
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...
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Only four days remaining to download free copy of "Foolish Is The Heart" at Smashwords. Use "SFREE" at checkout.
Brandon Wilkes is a 45-year-old sports columnist who has never settled down to the point of marriage. At first it was his career that caused him to go the bachelor route. He b...
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Staying Focused (Internet)
My biggest distraction to staying focused on writing is the Internet. Other writers have told me that it's a problem for them as well.  While it's a useful tool for research, marketing, and promotion in producing books, and educational in providing useful i...
My biggest distraction to staying focused on writing is the Internet. Other writers have told me that it's a problem for them as well. While it's a useful tool for research, marketing, and promotion in producing books, an...
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One of the most powerful things you can do to improve your book sales on Amazon is to choose the best category for your book.
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Education
  • University of Louisville
    present
  • Morehead State University
    present
  • Eastern Kentucky University
    present
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American Writer
Introduction

 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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