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Jerry W. Engler

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· Highly Embellished Truth & Some Poetry: Just Folks Three

· A Heartland Voice: Just Folks Two

· Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland

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· Conniving My Retirement

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· Mexican Retriever, Huh

· A Fair Love Affair

· Well, There's a Power Struggle

· Author Youtubed

· Winter for the Birds

· Desperate Self-Definition Times for America

· King Corn

· Build a jail, never fail

· NightWake

· Mercy, My Own

· My Room

· Endure, Endure, and Endure

· Puppy Love Roast

· Dot Com

· Lamentation Comprehension

· Love Decision

· Icky Banaki Childhood Dreamland

· Corn Slumber

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Concoctions of Humor, History and Dysfunctional Characters

2/24/2008 9:27:00 AM

by Jerry W. Engler

News/Review in Kansas Country Living Magazine

By Jerri Imgarten

Some may resemble truth and others wild elaborate concoctions, but each short story in Jerry Engler's second book, A Heartland Voice: Just Folks Two, combines humor with a unique writing style.
Back by popular demand are many of his quirky characters from his first book, Just Folks: Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland.
Engler's second book is composed of about four dozen individual short stories and features the illustrations of Sheri Lauren Schmidt.
"Readers of this second book will find that the stories average slightly longer than those in the first book, although they still are relatively short," Engler said. "They seem to continue as a mix of humor, history and nostalgia."
Engler lives on a horse farm near Marion Reservoir with his wife, Belinda.
In additon to writing short stories for his books, Engler also writes for local newspapers and has been an award winning poet at Kansas State University.
Engler is often approached by readers and asked about the truth and validity to his rather unique characters and story plots.
"They are all fictional," Engler said. "People still ask me how much truth is in them, although I have yet to have anyone tell me there are some pretty good lies in there. I tell people they can find some meaning in the stories if they want to, but they are mostly fun, uplifiting versions of real life."
Engler's humor can be subtle to slapstick within the same story. Critics have compared him to Hemingway and Twain, but others find his writing as unique as his characters.
"Writers like Merle Bird and Don Coldsmith have said my writing is indefinable (according to standards of literature) because it doesn't seem to fit the usualy style to them," Engler said. "Some say it compares to poetry because it is high-energy."
Engler is working on his third book, which will include some poetry in addition to his traditional short stories. He expects the book to be released sometime in 2008.
For more details, visit A Heartland Voice: Just Folks Two, sells retail for $14.95 and can be purchased at most major and independent bookstores.
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· Engler signs at state fair - 9/15/2009 4:42:00 PM
· Book Distribution Increased - 6/18/2009 2:15:00 PM
· Engler Guest Speaker - 5/28/2009 8:29:00 AM
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· Short stories number rising - 11/12/2008 7:52:00 PM
· Just Folks Selected for Fundraiser - 10/31/2008 2:43:00 PM
· Meeting ethnic diversity in cowboy country - 10/28/2008 9:39:00 AM
· Engler sets new fair record - 9/15/2008 5:35:00 PM
· Jerry W. Engler to sign at Kansas State Fair - 9/2/2008 8:40:00 AM
· New Book Total Set - 8/25/2008 11:48:00 AM
· Engler to speak in Fulton, Mo. - 2/28/2008 1:27:00 PM
· Engler to sign at Hastings in Hutchinson - 2/23/2008 11:37:00 AM
· Engler to sign at Borders in Wichita - 2/23/2008 11:32:00 AM
· Engler to sign at Grand Junction Barnes & Noble - 2/23/2008 11:27:00 AM
· Abilene fair a warm-up - 8/17/2007 8:18:00 AM
· Engler does first Colorado signings - 8/12/2007 9:29:00 AM
· 'Just Folks' Describes People We've Known--or Should Have - 5/3/2007 8:13:00 AM
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· Storyteller Engler strikes cord with writing - 1/19/2007 5:56:00 PM

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