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.  

Writers, are you driving yourself crazy setting SMART goals? Here are some SANE guidelines I use instead via @bookfox
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Doing the hard work as a writer means figuring out where you don't fit.

Reading as a Writer: Is Ploughshares a Fit For My Writing?


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If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough. https://t.co/rU8MkQyo5g
"At birth, the empty brain knows no stories."via @lithub by @patrick__house from Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness

A Nigerian Attempts Therapy by Ucheoma Onwutuebe one of two #nonfiction Pushcart Nominees via @BLReview

“Unlike many other states, which have shared city and state control of alcohol licensing, Sherman says, Wisconsin leaves it up to its more than 1,800 municipalities alone, without a state board to veto approved community licenses” https://t.co/gjre8EmOBu