Thais Nye Derich, Award-Winning Author

Independent Press Award WINNER in the Women’s Health Category

Independent Press Award WINNER in the Women’s Health Category

Most recently, I’m proud and so grateful to be recognized in this these book acknowledgments and reviews. Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean is the

  • Winner of the Independent Press Book Awards in the Women’s Health.

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

  • Finalist in the American Book Fest in Women’s Health.

  • Finalist in the Foreword Indies Book Awards in Health.

  • “The skillful prose is direct, quite graphic, unsettling, and not for the squeamish. A cautionary, engaging, and informative medical account.” –Kirkus Review

  • A Five Star Reader’s Favorite

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 at CCA.

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.

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

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

 
"Second Chance: A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean" – A Foreword INDIES  Book of the Year  Awards Finalist

"Second Chance: A Mother's Quest for a Natural Birth After a Cesarean" – A Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

Best Book Awards Finalist in Health Category

Best Book Awards Finalist in Health Category

Body Mind Spirit Book Awards, Winner in Healing Category

Body Mind Spirit Book Awards, Winner in Healing Category

 
Foreword INDIES FINALIST in Health Category

Foreword INDIES FINALIST in Health Category

Speaker on Invisible Choices

Speaker on Invisible Choices

Readers Favorite Five Stars Award

Readers Favorite Five Stars Award