Laura Tiebert is a freelance writer whose travels have taken her from the frozen tundra of Dawson City in Yukon Territory to the wide beaches of Muscat, Oman. A native Midwesterner, she lived in New York City for years before returning to Chicago. Today, she stays a bit closer to home in Evanston, Illinois, where she lives with her husband, Andrew, and son, Joel. Kathleen Cantillon was born and raised in the Chicago area, where she attended Northwestern University. After a four-year stint on the East Coast, she came home to Chicago, which she considers the most livable city in the world. And she has much to compare it to, having traveled through Europe, Central America, and Southeast Asia, which has also guided her in providing what a reader wants out of a travel book. Kathleen works in public affairs and lives in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago.Tiebert, Laura is the author of 'Chicago for Dummies', published 2005 under ISBN 9780764577482 and ISBN 0764577484.