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.  

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Things bumming me out today:

Hearing someone say, "Summer is coming to an end."
Halloween items in the store
Planners for 2023 for sale
A Genre-Bending #Memoir That Took 10 Years to Take Shape - Narratively https://t.co/8D2vrN3OqN via @narratively
Love this advice, especially this:
“‘I wrote every day for 15 years before my first book came out,’ says Sedaris. ‘That seemed normal to me.’” — David Sedaris via   @BobbyPowers_

“the last however many years of music Jerry made were a sort of Lincoln’s funeral train through American popular music,”

https://t.co/xVCB7jl8PF via @lithub
Nice discussion happening over @brevitymag about these
“rigorous steps to an honest form of writing,”

How Truthful are Memoirs? https://t.co/aP065O5lU6 via