Bio: Michael Embry, a native of Kentucky, is the author of three nonfiction sports books and three novels. Among his Kentucky ?hometowns? are Frankfort, Louisville, Lexington, Richmond, Jeffersontown, Campbellsville, Madisonville, Morehead, and Hopkinsville. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and a veteran of the Air Force, spending most of his time at Whiteman AFB in Missouri.
Embry 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 in 2006 to return to school to become a special education teacher. Among the organizations he is involved in are the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Golden Key International Honour Society, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, Sierra Club, and The Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort.
Embry and his wife, Mary, live in Frankfort with their two Yorkshire Terriers, Bucky and Baxter.
Elliott tries to deal with all the rumors and innuendos circulating around the newsroom while coming to terms with his own sense of trustworthiness and high ethical standards. Can he discover the truth without betraying confidences
Micah Stewart is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. He's bored with his job as a sports writer. While he maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife and children, he feels unfulfilled in many areas of his life. A random act of violence in the workplace forces Micah to hit the road in search of meaning to his life. Will he find enlightenment? Can he find happiness again? Can he find contentment at the end of the long highway?
Blake Williams is a widower trying to raise three children. He has been careful to open his heart to another woman, fearful of the pain he might suffer again. His attention is focused on providing a loving home for his kids. Carla Reeves is involved in an abusive relationship. She doesn't know who to turn to for advice. She meets Blake by chance on several occasions and the relationship evolves into much than casual interest in each other.