Sharon Silverman is a crochet designer, author and instructor based in Pennsylvania. A lifelong crafter, she switched gears from travel writing to crochet design after rediscovering her love of crochet 10 years ago. Since then, Sharon has developed a reputation for fashionable creations and crystal-clear instructions in her books and her private line of patterns. Sharon is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a design member of The National Needle Arts Association. Her goal is to guide her students in mastering some many variations of the ripple pattern through step-by-step instruction and such desirable projects it will be hard to decide which one to make first.