Shooting Star is more than a novel about high school basketball although it provides the excitement of a hoops season in a team's quest for a championship against formidable odds. It also deals with the problems students face on a day-to-day basis in trying to fit in the complex world of high school. Michael Embry has crafted a novel for young adults that's a winner on many levels.
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Michael Embry's Shooting Star captures the excitement of Kentucky high school basketball and more. Embry is a proven winner when it comes to writing about basketball. This novel is sure to please sports fans of all ages.
Mike Fields, prep sports editor,
Michael Embry is the author of three nonfiction basketball books and four novels including A Confidential Man for Wings ePress in 2009. His career includes more than 30 years in journalism as a reporter, sportswriter and editor. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and serves on the selection committee of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives in Frankfort, Ky., with his wife, Mary, and Yorkshire terriers, Baxter and Bucky.