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Former Francine Silberman riverdale press The reporter, travel writer and author passed away on December 5, 2022. She was 79 years old.

Born April 24, 1943, she is bequeathed to her husband Ron, daughter Amy Silverman, son-in-law Scott Silverman and granddaughter Chloe Grace Silverman.

She is a prolific author, book marketer, author talk radio host, former sales representative, pressHer passion for the written word and advocacy of writers will last forever.

According to a biography published on Morgen Bailey’s blog, her first article was in a judo publication. She and her husband belonged to her YMCA gymnasium with a track above the gymnasium and watched her nephew’s judo class below her.

She got the idea to write about a judo instructor while jogging around. She recalled calling an author she knew, the father of her daughter’s friend at school, and she asked him how he viewed her work.

He said it was full of clichés. She was almost devastated.

She had no parental support for her writing, and only realized she had talent when a teacher at Bronx Community College gave her an A for a piece she had written. She honed her writing skills as a newspaper reporter.

She is a New York City girl born and raised. In her childhood she loved to write letters and “poems” to her friends and she kept a diary. Ironically, her first published work was new york post He complained to columnist Dr. Rose Franzbrau about his father’s failure.

she got her start as a newspaper reporter press. She didn’t like the sales there, so one day she interviewed a local doctor. She wrote an article and nervously asked her editor if she would publish it.

She did, and she has contributed articles ever since. I remember the staff saying goodbye to her without fanfare when she left the weekly. They were used to reporters and photographers leaving for greener pastures.

She became a freelancer for a daily newspaper and wrote feature articles. She was eventually hired by a daily newspaper and part of her responsibilities were to go out and interview men on the street about local issues and take pictures of them.

Week after week, she took countless writing courses. A funny thing happened with one of them. She told her instructor where she would work and he pooped on the weekly magazine. He must have thought it was a rag. (pressBernard Stein, editor of the later Pulitzer Prize-winning

After that, she became a travel guidebook writer and the author of ‘Catskills Alive’ and ‘Long Island Alive’. Both are published by Hunter Publishing and each has over 500 pages of hers.

Her funeral was held at Sharon Gardens Chapel in Valhalla on December 7th.

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