Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: West Chester, Chester County
Sharon Hernes Silverman's guidebook, Daniel Boone Homestead: Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide (2000), exemplifies her love of travel and writing.
Born in in Philidelphia on April 24, 1959, Sharon Hernes Silverman is the author of numerous Pennsylvania travel books and guides for crocheting. At the time of this writing, she resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Sharon Hernes Silverman was born to Clara and Seymour Hernes on April 24, 1959, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Abington High School and attended the University of Pennsylvania.
Silverman began her career with published articles in the “Weekend” section of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Since that time she has written restaurant reviews, a country inn column, press releases, web content, newspaper commentary, travel books, guidebooks, guides to homework organization and school success for middle school children, a guide to family harmony skills, crocheting how-to, country inn column, press releases, web content, and newspaper commentary. Her writing spans an eclectic amount of genres and interests, but all are written in a conversational style that is both interesting and informative. In this way Sharon Hernes Silverman is a knowledgeable companion to her readers.
She continues to publish travel articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer, but also publishes in Pennsylvania Heritage, and has written several books. She is not confined to the East Coast, however, traveling across country and even outside the continental United States; she wrote “At the Inn,” a column for Maryland Magazine, for three years. In 1992 she won a Hawaii Visitors Bureau travel writing award for her Denver Post article about the island of Niihau.
Throughout her career Sharon Hernes Silverman has published several hundred articles and nine books. She and her husband, Alan B. Silverman, live with their two sons in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Going Underground: Your Guide to Caves in the Mid-Atlantic. Philadelphia: Camino Books Inc., 1991.
No More Homework Headaches! (Kids don't come with instruction manuals). Secaucus, NJ: Childswork/Childsplay, 1998.
Daniel Boone Homestead: Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2000.
Pennsylvania Snacks: A Guide to Food Factory Tours. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2001.
Brandywine Valley: The Informed Traveler's Guide: Chadds Ford, Kennett Square, West Chester, Wilmington. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2004.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2005.
Basic Crocheting: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started. Mechanicsburg: Stackpole Books, 2006.