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.

"participants working long hours had a 29% greater risk of stroke, and those working long hours for 10 years or more had a 45% greater risk of stroke."



A bit of spice history in my mom’s kitchen. https://t.co/7f7q2fNLuZ

She Writes Press is awarding a full publishing package plus a 500-book print run for one woman of color in the SparkPress Toward Equality in Publishing (STEP) contest. #WritersOfColor #WomenWriters @shewritespress https://t.co/qA9bHZFIr6

Today is Migraine Solidarity Day. To stand with millions of Americans living with #Migraine post a picture of yourself wearing your shades. #ShadesforMigraine https://t.co/uPGGqJ5Pqm