THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES on the 2020 National Book Awards Fiction Longlist

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We are over the moon for Upstart Crow client Deesha Philyaw, whose stunning debut short story collection, THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES, was longlisted for the 2020 National Book Awards for fiction. Congratulations to Deesha and to all of the amazing writers on this list!


Lights! Camera! Action! I’m thrilled to announce that this week, two of my clients snagged themselves a segment on the CBS Early Show (which, in case you didn’t know, boasts a cool 3 million viewers).

A big congratulations to the phenomenal Deesha Philtvyaw and Michael Thomas, a powerful ex-wife and ex-husband writing duo who teamed up to practice and advocate co-parenting. What the heck is co-parenting, you ask? Co-parenting is the post-divorce practice of putting aside your differences with your ex for the sake of the children in order to create a stable, loving family environment.

In addition to their personal commitment to their children, Deesha and Mike created the website, an online resource for divorced parents looking for ways to effectively and lovingly care for their children. Additionally, they co-host a … [more]