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.

When the Long Way Home Leads Down Memory Lane - https://t.co/shbsLS2rpi

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Today my yoga-flo teacher was celebrating 9 years of teaching the class. That means I’ve been taking it as long. I am stronger in the poses and get less frustrated when I can’t do them. What accomplishment are you celebrating? What do you want to notice in 9 years? #WonderWed

"it was rarely the actual events of my life that won people’s attention, or that found them resonating with a story ... It was my emotions that did that heavy lifting." via #Memoir #MondayBlogs Via @KeriMangis