I am a writer from Madison, Wis. who grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. I ate so much salmon as a child, I’m sure if you cut into me you would find flaky flesh that you could easily lift away with a salad fork.

I have lived in the Midwest my whole life and write essays and narrative nonfiction about my life here and growing up as the baby of a family of nine children. I recently completed my first full-length memoir about how I finally found my place in my family, told through the lens of my brain tumor and my father’s stroke.