About Michael Embry

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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 earned 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 16 books -- three nonfiction sports books, 12 novels, and a short-story collection. His latest novel is Cradle of Conflict,  which was published in December 2023.  It is the sixth book in the John Ross Boomer Lit series.

He worked for Kentucky newspapers in Richmond, 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 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. Besides writing, his passions are travel, hiking, photography, and reading.

Embry and his wife, Mary, live in Frankfort, Ky. They have two grown sons, Justin and Sean, one daughter-in-law, Catie (Sean's wife), and three granddaughters, Lily Sofia and Lola Grace (Justin's daughters) and Ellie Cate and Olivia Parker (Sean and Catie's daughter). And they have a Chorkie, Belle, born in December 2014. Their other dog, Bailey, passed away in 2022. 

​​​Michael Embry

An American Writer 


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I'm available to participate with reading groups, library groups, and book clubs. 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. 

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