Kate Silver


Freelance Writer

I get carpal tunnel so you don’t have to.

About Me: I’m a freelance writer living in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve been writing professionally for long enough that naming the length of time makes me sound old. My work has appeared in Washington Post, Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Midwest Living and all kinds of other spots. I also authored the guidebook Frommer’s EasyGuide to Chicago 2015.

I am also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and Association of Women Writers (AWJ).



8 thoughts on “About

  1. Kate, I’ve been a frequent flier for 25 years, and in that time have probably taken “my complimentary copy” of the airline magazine home with me maybe four times. I was going through a file cabinet today and found the Spirit magazine issue with your “Mary Kay embed” article in it and smiled. Wonderful piece of writing!

  2. I am a high school Health Education teacher in El Paso, Texas. A couple years ago, while flying Southwest Airlines, I came upon your article “How Mya Helped Save Jacob”. I cried my eyes out at 30,000 feet while I was reading it, and thought this would be a perfect story to share with my health students. I teach about stress and anxiety and different ways that we cope. Each semester, I read the story to my students, stopping at certain parts to allow my students some time to sketch what I have just read to them. Many of my students have relatives in the military, and many of them come from the ” drug war zone” that is Juarez, Mexico. Consequently, many of my kids have relatives that have P.T.S.D. I just wanted to thank you for the story, and let you know that it has been very helpful to myself and my students. Thank you for this vivid explanation of PTSD and especially how dogs can help us cope with mental health issues.

    Louise Sackett

    1. Louise, thank you so much for the kind words! It means the world to me that you and your students are still reading Mya and Jacob’s story, and that it’s made an impact. Really appreciate it. All the best,

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