Thais lives in Northern California with her two active boys and husband. She studied at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and had a career as a technical writer before starting her own business coaching young authors at ThaisDerich.com.
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.
An excerpt from her memoir will be published in the July 2014 issue of Forge Journal.
Her writing can be found at Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Literary Mama, BlogHer.com, Salon.com, SFGate.com’s Mommy Files, the San Francisco Examiner, and on her own blog, Spinach And Honey (spinachandhoney.com).
Her piece, I Walk Alone, is a finalist for the Creative Nonfiction Magazine's Babies Anthology.
She enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, traveling, music, and sometimes can be spotted on the tennis court.
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