About

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.  

I'm really getting old. Last weekend some Millenials I met were talking about my decade, the 80s. They characterized it as all neon and synthesizers. That seemed a little off, but I was more shocked when they talked about the 60s. They called the Beatles a "boy band."
I see a red egg on the older gentleman's head from across the pool. When I'm close enough to say hello, I notice two black eyes. I imagine children exchanging calls about his latest misadventure. I think of my own mother and remember texts are quicker. #cnftweet #tinytruth
The Best Reviewed Memoirs and Biographies of 2022 https://t.co/nh4TPR1kko via @lithub #memoir
Writers, are you driving yourself crazy setting SMART goals? Here are some SANE guidelines I use instead via @bookfox
#writergoals #writingcommunity

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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?

#mondayblogs

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