Ginger Meurer has more than two decades of journalism experience beginning at the Ogden Standard Examiner and Lakeside Review in Utah and culminating in Las Vegas. She worked her way up from reporter to copy editor and finally editor at the View newspapers, a group of community weekly publications produced by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. While there, she was named employee of the quarter and was the recipient of several Nevada Press Association awards, lauding her skills in headline writing, page design, editorial page excellence and more.
Along the way, Ginger was a freelance writer for local and national magazines and newspapers and worked in publishing at the Utah-based fine arts and crafts book packaging studio, Chapell Ltd., where she worked in all aspects of book submissions for publishers such as Andrews and McMeel, Time Life and Sterling.
In Las Vegas, she co-wrote “Sinning in the City: A Girl’s Guide to Las Vegas” and freelance edited books for Stephens Press. There, the highlight was transforming artist/dancer Marta Becket’s 1,000-plus page memoir — written over the course of 10 years on an electric typewriter in all-caps — into the award-winning 340-page “To Dance on Sands: The Life and Art of Death Valley’s Marta Becket.”
Though her published work is targeted at adults, Ginger, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, also has her sights set on writing for children.
Ginger earned a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Weber State University. She and her husband, Josh, live in North Las Vegas in a home packed with four kids, three dogs and too many books to count.