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.

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"we didn’t want this collection to seem “like a scrapbook,” filled randomly with miscellaneous writings, as anthologies and posthumous collections sometimes do."


"She’s no longer an honor student. No longer in AP classes. She can’t remember what she learned in calculus and sometimes she’ll see someone she knows and can’t pull their name from her memory bank." #Brain #TBI #BrainInjury


Good Advice for How to Write Winning Essays from Someone Who Does #CNF

Before I Read the Book: Listening to Robin DiAngelo Speak About White Fragility - Catherine Lanser https://t.co/IYVUk9vrbg

My lunch of Cadbury chocolate and jelly beans seems especially sad as I read "A History of Milwaukee in Four Long Meals" by @toddlazarski in The Milwaukee Anthology from @belt_publishing