About Sher

Sher Davidson wrote her first book in 1973,  a travel memoir, Europe with Two Kids and a Van, about her travels with her husband and two children camping throughout Europe. It was published by 101 Productions in San Francisco, and distributed by Scribners.  It’s been out of print for a long time, but Used copies are available on Amazon. Sher is still considering writing an updated addition. Let her know on the comments page what you think. 


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Upon graduating from UC, Berkeley, she worked in France two years and speaks French fluently. Upon her return and while in graduate school at S.F. State University, Sher met her husband. The two have enjoyed an adventuresome life, traveling in many countries as well as  throughout the U.S. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. In 1977 they moved to Oregon and have made their home there for the past 37 years. 

A multi-faceted woman, Sher has pursued many  interests and developed them into careers, from  designing fine custom jewerlry to painting and sculpting, and  exhibiting and teaching art . Her current love of writing ever since she got the bug to write her first novel, Under the Salvadoran Sun, now occupies much of her time.  The story was  inspired by her work with a small Oakland, California Non-Governmental Organisation, EcoViva, which gives financial and technical assístense to rural villages of El Salvador in Central America. Sher was fortunate to participate in several delegations sponsored by EcoViva, visiting El Salvador. In 2008 she and her husband organised an Artist Delegation, which went to El Salvador and taught art to the children and teens living in the small villages of the Bajo Lempa. Sher plans on contributing a portion of each sale from her book to continue the work of EcoViva.