I am a writer from Madison, Wis. who grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. I ate so much salmon as a child, 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 blogs, essays and narrative nonfiction about my life and growing up as the baby of a family of nine children. I am looking for a home for my first full-length memoir about how I found my place in my family, told through the lens of my brain tumor and my father’s stroke.

I read a lot of memoirs and write about the brain, migraines, being sick, and other things. If you want to learn more about why I write about illness, here’s a link to an article I wrote about that.