About Me

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.

At the “Genius Bar” for 2nd time this week. This place is an SNL skit waiting to happen

Study looks at burden of #migraine beyond attack:

87% reported negative impacts on professional, private and social activities
85% reported at least one negative impact of migraine, most frequently related to being misunderstood

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New discovery predicts seizures before they happen. Predicting them earlier could lead to treating seizures before they happen by delivering acetate to the system. #seizures #epilepsy #brain


There are Two Kinds of People: In Madison it's East Siders and West Siders. In Wisconsin, it's People from Madison and Everyone Else. #madison #wisconsin

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I’m not sure how, but birds are chirping outside my window.

"the memories we choose to harp on, the stories about ourselves that we choose to tell over and over again, are a kind of identity formation, a way in which we construct our own narratives." by @scoutandhuck via @TimberJournal