Michael Embry was born in Kentucky a long time ago. Among his Bluegrass "hometowns" are Campbellsville, Hopkinsville, Jeffersontown, Louisville, Leitchfield, Lexington, Madisonville, Morehead and Richmond. He also lived in Oklahoma City during his childhood.


Embry attended Taylor County, Hopkinsville and Eastern high schools and Morehead State University and the University of Louisville before finally receiving a degree in journalism from Eastern Kentucky University. He also had 45 hours in graduate work (special education) from EKU.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, spending most of his enlistment 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 novel is Old Ways and New Days,  which was published in October 2015. He is currently working on a sequel.


He worked for Kentucky newspapers in Richmond, Madisonville, and Lexington and a national news service, making stops in Louisville, New York, and Milwaukee. He retired as editor of Kentucky Monthly magazine in Frankfort in 2006. He embarked on a new career path in 2009 when he joined the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security as public information officer. He retired from that position in 2014. He is listed in the 2016 edition of Who's Who in America. He is now a freelance writer and novelist.


Embry and his wife, Mary, live in Frankfort, Ky. They have two grown sons, Justin and Sean, two daughters-in-law, Melissa (Justin's wife) and Catie (Sean's wife), and three granddaughters, Lily Sofia and Lola Grace (from Justin and Melissa) and Ellie Cate (from Sean and Catie). And they have two Chorkies: Bailey, who was born in November 2012, and Belle, born in December 2014.

Upcoming Appearances

April 15 -- Second annual Authors Reception, Madisonville Public Library, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 22 -- Southern Kentucky Book Fest, Bowling Green,  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 29 -- Authors Fair, La Grange, Ky., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Meet the Author

I'm available to participate with reading groups. Contact Wings ePress to receive discounted books on bulk orders. If you'd like to have me as a speaker, contact me at Michael.Embry@gmail.com to set a time and date. 


You can also follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kentuckyauthormichaelembry.

About Michael Embry

Michael Embry

An American Writer 

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