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Thais Nye Derich

Most recently, I’m proud and humbled that my book Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean is the

  • Winner of the Independent Press Awards in Health

  • Winner of the Body, Mind, and Spirit Book Awards in the Healing category.

  • Finalist in both the American Book Fest and the Foreword Indies Book Awards Competitions.

  • A Five Star Reader’s Favorite

  • "A cautionary, engaging, and informative medical account."–Kirkus Review

  • A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s baby anthology before the book came out.

For 2019-2021, the California College of the Arts’ Master’s in Fine Arts in Writing Program has awarded me their competitive

  • Merit Scholarship. I’ll be working on my second book with the support of the NYT best-selling and award-winning authors/faculty @CCAMFAWRITING.

My past work has been published in Salon, BlogHer, BabyCenter, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, the San Francisco Examiner, among others and performed live at the Listen to Your Mother show.

I’ve been interviewed on NPR, KPFA, and KRCB radio stations and various podcasts including Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Podcast.

I’m a speaker and writing-workshop facilitator.

I work out of my beloved co-working space:

The Hivery
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 375-0897

Learn more at www.thaisderich.com.