“Books are my life!” says Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg. “I read books, I write books, I edit books, I share books. I eat, sleep, and breathe books.”
When she retired from teaching in public schools, Dr. Meinberg owned over six thousand children’s books. She generally reads a book a day, with three to five being read at the same time. A large mishmash of books is stacked in every room in her house. She regularly donates books to libraries, schools, shelters, and individuals. Even her car license says READ4ME, and its license plate holder says so many books, so little time. She absolutely loves storytelling and has carried on a lifelong love affair with the printed word. Books are a source of joy for her. She is a true bibliophile.
After retiring from thirty-four years in public schools, she became a core adjunct university professor, as well as a student teacher supervisor, for sixteen years. After casually adding those two numbers together, she freaked upon realizing that she had been teaching for fifty years! She decided that her freshness date had expired. So she retired for the second time. Later she began teaching creative writing classes for the Oasis National Education Organization, a top-performing nonprofit. Dr. Meinberg finally retired for the third time when they closed the Lakewood site closest to her, and she didn’t want to travel to and from Los Angeles in heavy traffic. She now spends more time writing. To date, she has authored thirteen books.
Dr. Meinberg has been featured on local, national, and international radio and television shows, as well as newspapers, magazines, and the Internet. She has been honored with well over one hundred awards. She is all about raising awareness and opening doors. She is all about getting the word out.