Catherine Lanser is a writer from Madison, Wis. who grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. She ate so much salmon as a child, if you cut into her you would find flaky flesh that you could easily lift away with a salad fork.

She has lived in the Midwest her whole life and writes blogs, essays and narrative nonfiction about her life and growing up as the baby of a family of nine children. Catherine is looking for a home for her first full-length memoir about how she found her place in her family, told through the lens of her brain tumor and her father’s stroke.

She reads a lot of memoirs and writes about the brain, migraines, being sick, and other things. If you want to learn more about why she writes about illness this link will take you to an article Catherine wrote on that topic.

Catherine is a board member of Wisconsin Writers Association. Are you a Wisconsin writer? Join her as a member of this premier Wisconsin writer’s group.  

Can someone tell me the point of an appointment at the Apple Store? It seems like all I do is wait on the cubes.

I just returned from a trip to Laos and Cambodia. How to spend two 20-hour flights?

Sleep a lot and catch up on some movies:

1. Parasite
2. The Farewell
3. Brittany Runs a Marathon
4. Judy

It's true, we do cry more on airplanes. https://t.co/2TPVBddumv

"In 2020, the CDC estimates that 1 in every 59 Americans is on the autism spectrum" due to changes in diagnosis criteria and greater understanding its traits and behaviors.



Birth order and its effects on personality traits may have been over generalized. According to a new study, age gap spacing, gender, fertility age of mother all have an effect on first-born personality traits.


"A memoirist’s central preoccupation is determining what the self knew (and when) and how the narrator should reveal the protagonist’s journey to the reader, while doing a delicate dance with the changing nature of memory." by @jlythcotthaims via @JaneFriedman


#Memoir cannot be written too soon. I wonder what type of book it might have been if it had been written in a few years when the full story could be told. My review of Beauty in the Broken Places on @GoodMenProject #MondayBlogs https://t.co/T16q4oHKVQ