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.

"Grandmother always says, “Don’t tell stories” when she means don’t tell lies. I keep trying to know the difference." Via @lithub by @sarahmbroom



Only one week until #WDC19

Sooo excited to leave my real work behind and focus on the work I love!

#Writing #WritersLife #Memoir

Don't feel bad when you do something out of character:

"Your mind is less like a single computer operating system and more like a collection of smartphone apps where only one can be open and running at a time."


A New Kind of Love Affair - To All the Foods I've Loved Before https://t.co/3mzLuQi8Ru

So happy Chai can take a nap since she woke us up as 4:30 this morning. https://t.co/GbCzJ5XnFp