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Speaker Profile - Ginger Meurer


Region: Nevada
Skype Visit: No
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I have had an assortment of interesting jobs: Cross stitch poet, studio photographer, fine arts how-to book writer and home & garden magazine writer.
The majority of my life, I've been a journalist. I got my start in college as a freelance writer in Utah and then went on to work on staff for the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a reporter, then a copy editor and then as editor for the View Newspapers.
I've had my fair share of one-of-a-kind interviews from Siegfried & Roy to Charo. But my favorite thing to do is interview people who have never had their name in the paper before and may never again. Everyone has a story, it's all about finding the right hook. 
I've dabbled in books for grown-ups. My girlfriends and I wrote a Las Vegas guidebook, and I've edited a few celebrity memoirs. The best known is "To Dance on Sands: The Life and Art of Death Valley's Marta Becket."