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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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Time for a Change
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...
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 routin...
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Here at Half Price Books, we celebrate reading year round, but September is special – it’s National Literacy Month! I can hardly remember a time when I couldn’t read, so it’s easy to forget that th…
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Novel Reset
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...
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 th...
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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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I covered the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. On my day off, I wanted to visit the Parthenon, which took some logistical planning with the public transit system. I don’t know Greek, so I ha…
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A Classy Reunion
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 ...
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 ...
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Today I’m sharing some amazing tools as part of Verbaleyze’s My Writing Toolkit event, in hopes you might find some new weapons in the battle for strong, compelling description. For those not familiar with VerbalEyze, they are a 501(c)3 nonprofit … Continue reading →
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Recently I have read several articles about disabled people by non-disabled writers. The authors have clearly projected their own fears and prejudices onto the subject of their piece, and spoken fo…
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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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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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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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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.

Bragging rights
Married for 40+ years, two outstanding sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and three gorgeous granddaughters.
Education
  • University of Louisville
    present
  • Morehead State University
    present
  • Eastern Kentucky University
    present
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