About Me

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Lawrence Silveira. A human originally from a California town called “Lard” who now lives in a city named after a smelly onion. I like goats, the color orange, and writing things.


Lawrence received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago with a major in Fiction Writing and a minor in Writing for Television. His prose work has been featured in The Lab Review and Habitat Magazine and is set to appear in the fortieth edition of Columbia’s award-winning anthology, Hair Trigger.

In addition to his short stories, Lawrence is currently hard at work on his second novel. His first novel, Darkblade and the Secret Shadow, was self-published back when he was in high school and really just wanted to be able to say that he had a book published by the time he graduated.

Currently a Contributing Editor for the Chicago branch of The Odyssey, Lawrence writes weekly satire articles and listicles and edits the work of others in the community. He is also working on an as-told-to memoir project with Tonya Rabb, the founder of Tonya’s Mission to Walk, a nonprofit that assists those with debilitating diseases and physical challenges. Previous work history includes internships with 826CHI and the Chicago Children’s Museum, as well as positions as an acquisitions editor for Hair Trigger 40, a Resident Assistant and Program Assistant for Columbia, and a pirate (um, I mean, Deckhand) with Shoreline Sightseeing.

If you’re in need of a talented writer with his own unique sense of humor or an editor with an acute eye for detail, feel free to reach out! Lawrence is always looking to expand his portfolio, build his resume, and collaborate.