“Books are my life!” says Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg. “I love to read! I read books. I write books. I edit books. I share books. I eat, sleep, and breathe books.”
Stacks of books are in every room in her home. She regularly donates books to individuals, libraries, schools, and shelters. Even her car license says READ4ME, and her license plate holder says, “So many books, so little time.” She identifies with Erasmus, who said, “When I get a little money, I buy books, and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”
Her lengthy career of fifty-plus years includes being a teacher, a reading specialist, a language specialist, an ESL literacy specialist, a mentor, a coauthor of district teacher guides, and a librarian for the Long Beach Unified School District in addition to being a night high school teacher for the Long Beach School for Adults. Next she became a core adjunct professor and student teacher supervisor for National University. She later taught senior citizens creative writing classes for the Oasis National Education Organization. Throughout her career, she has been a speaker for various groups, conferences, and conventions. She has been honored with well over one hundred awards, and to date, she has written seventeen nonfiction books. No grass grows under her feet.