Sustaining Creativity Podcast

Reyna Marder Gentin

July 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 68
Sustaining Creativity Podcast
Reyna Marder Gentin
Show Notes

Creativity through the lens of an author

"It's more important to not judge yourself on what it means to be creative."

Reyna Marder Gentin grew up in Great Neck, New York. She attended college and law school at Yale. For many years, she practiced as an appellate attorney with a public defender's office before turning to writing full time. Reyna has studied at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and her work has been published widely online and in print. Her debut novel, UNREASONABLE DOUBTS, was named a finalist for the Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award in 2019. Her first novel for children, MY NAME IS LAYLA,  came out in January, 2021. It’s the story of a young teen with undiagnosed dyslexia, but it’s really about empathy and resilience. Reyna's latest novel, BOTH ARE TRUE, will be published in October, 2021. Reyna lives with her family in Scarsdale, New York. To learn more, please visit

Twitter: @reynagentin
Instagram: @reynamardergentin

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