Mitch Silver was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island. He attended Yale and Harvard Law School (“I lasted three days. I know everything through Wednesday, but after that…”). Mitch has been an advertising writer for several of the big New York agencies (“I named Purina O.N.E. dog food. Really.”), and spent a year living in Paris with his wife, Ellen Highsmith Silver, while he was European Creative Director on the Colgate-Palmolive account.

Mitch and Ellen live in Rye, New York, and have two children: Sloane is a nurse in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Perry is an actor and the drummer for The Fabulous Entourage band in New York. Mitch won the American Song Festival Lyric Grand Prize for “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed.” His blood type is O positive. In Secret Service is his first novel.

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