Thais Derich

Thais lives in Mill Valley, CA with her two active boys and husband. She studied at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and has a career as a technical writer while coaching young authors at in her spare time.

Thais is a cast member/writer for the live production, Listen To Your Mother, and has written a memoir about her birth experiences and maternity care reform in the U.S. She is currently working on a novel.

An excerpt from her memoir was recently published in the July 2014 issue of Forge Journal.

Her writing can be found at,,’s Mommy Files, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Literary Mama, the San Francisco Examiner, and on her own blog, Spinach And Honey (

Her piece, I Walk Alone, was a finalist for the Creative Nonfiction Magazine's Anthology.

She enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, traveling, music, and sometimes can be spotted on the tennis court.