Thais lives in Mill Valley, CA with her two active boys and husband. She studied at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. She's a freelance technical writer and has worked at companies like Cisco, Macromedia, and Adobe. In her spare time, she coaches young authors at ThaisDerich.com.
In 2014, Thais was 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 piece, I Walk Alone, was a finalist for the Creative Nonfiction Magazine's Anthology.
Her creative writing can be found at Salon.com, BlogHer.com, SFGate.com’s Mommy Files, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Literary Mama, the San Francisco Examiner, and on her own blog, Spinach And Honey (spinachandhoney.com).
She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, music, and sometimes can be spotted on the tennis court.
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