She was born in Stoneybrook and then moved to California after high school where she married Jack Schafer. After Sharon and Jack divorced, Sharon moved back to Stoneybrook with Dawn and Jeff. She dated a man named Trip in book #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House and book #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke but eventually married her high school sweetheart Richard Spier. Sharon is a very lovable person but is very absent-minded. Sharon, along with her children, is a vegetarian. Her middle name is Emerson and her maiden name is Porter.