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Life and Work with Sherry E Engler

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sherry E Engler.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sherry. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
A passion for writing inspired by living with my family of law enforcement officers (my husband, our daughter, and son are all law enforcement officers) compelled me to write a book about what it is like living with LEO (law enforcement officer). Many, many times, my husband, Don, and I would attend law enforcement officer cadet graduations and I would hear their spouses, family and supporters state, “Thank goodness the academy is OVER! Life will be normal now!” All I could think is, “Honey, your life is going to be anything but NORMAL!” Therefore, I decided to write a book, “Living with LEO: Law Enforcement Officer”, in a light-hearted and sometimes, humorous manner about living daily life with LEOs and some interesting traits LEOs might possess because of the profession. I also suggest helpful hints in living harmoniously with one.

I have desired to write and illustrate a children’s book since I was very young. My young grandkids asked, “Grandma, why don’t you write us a story?” “Daisy Doo! Daisy Doo? What? Who?” is my book about a little caterpillar, Daisy Doo, on a quest to find her identity. She encounters characters such as Leroy Lee, the ant, and Pooter, the skunk as she wiggles to figure out what she is. I delighted in writing in rhyme and illustrating my characters for my Daisy Doo book written for pre-school age children.

I am currently in the process of publishing my next book, “Holden’s Magical Blue Marble,” about how finding a magical blue marble changes Holden’s life as he thinks, “Wish for good things and they will happen.”

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Perhaps, the biggest obstacle is self-doubt. My advice is to listen to your heart and charge forward. No matter what business you are in, there are always those who question, critique or analyze in a negative manner. I am so very blessed to have a supportive family who urged me to continue with my dreams. I think it is very important to know there will be those who are negative; therefore, listen to them, take positive direction from them; but never let remarks stand in the way of progress. Charge forward and accentuate the positive. Surround yourself with supporters and friends who are committed to your success and never give into self-doubt. You can do this!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Sherry E Engler/ Author and Illustrator – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
In addition to being an author of Living with LEO: Law Enforcement Officer, author, and illustrator of Daisy Doo! Daisy Doo? What? Who? and Holden’s Magical Blue Marble, I am currently a contributor for GYMOAZ (Get Your Mountain On Arizona) which is a monthly newspaper distributed in Show Low, Payson, and Rim Country with articles in reference to the history, events, and outdoor activities in Rim Country. My articles often relate to horseback riding, history, and seasonal activities such as collecting acorns from oak brush and processing them to eat. My articles “The Scattered Ghosts of Oxbow Hill” and “Tannin You Pucker” are two examples of my writing for GYMOAZ. GYMOAZ focuses on the great outdoors of Rim Country and outdoor enthusiasts.

I am a member of the Raconteurs of Payson, a creative writing group in Payson. This organization is very inspirational to accomplished writers and well as those trying to be newly published.

Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
Fortunately, I am so grateful for progress. In the early 1800’s, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, the Bronte sisters, wrote under male pen names to be published because it was an unpopular market for female writers. Thankfully, we have come a long long way since then! Because women are strong in heart, passionate about their field, and determined to succeed, I believe we are paving the way for equality in the workplace and work field.


  • Living with LEO: Law Enforcement Officer book $20.00 for autograph copy, shipping, and handling
  • Daisy Doo! Daisy Doo? What? Who? book $12.00 for autograph copy, shipping, and handling

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Donald B Engler & Sherry E Engler Photo 1: Cover for Book: Holden’s Magical Blue Marble, Sherry E Engler, Sherry E Engler, Bobbi Scott of Payson Public Library & Donald B Engler, Sherry E Engler, Cover for Book: Living with LEO: Law Enforcement Officer, Cover for Book: Daisy Doo! Daisy Doo? What? Who?

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