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.  

My book review of ‘Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive’ via @GoodMenProject

A few months ago, after being locked up, we drove an hour for homemade soup and bread. We drove the speed limit, and the few cars on the road did too.

Today, on the way to yoga, a car passed another in a 30-mile zone. Covid times aren't over but they've changed. #cnftweet

Let me tell you a condo association meeting via Zoom is as fun as you imagine. https://t.co/7kgmjh7Jw3

Myths of the Mind: 20 Years After the Decade of the Brain -

#MondayBlogs #brain


Helpful Updated Guide for #writers hoping to #pitch

How to Pitch a Story to SELF https://t.co/GyPdQhWTYi via @SELFmagazine