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Claire Hennessy

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Eps 34: Mindy Uhrlaub’s Unnatural Resources
Oct 20 2020
Eps 34: Mindy Uhrlaub’s Unnatural Resources
My guest this episode is award-winning author and Write on Mama, Mindy Uhrlaub. She is also a film producer, writing a feature length film, “Stalled” back when she was 20. As if that was not enough, she has also been an honest-to-God Rock Star! She played in Denver-based rock band 40th Day, supporting arena bands like Kansas and Smashing Pumpkins. Mindy spills the beans on a few personal secrets, including her love of crossword puzzles, how you would not want her navigating in a car for you, and an unusual food dislike. Her debut novel, Unnatural Resources, launches on October 30th with a live, socially distanced, in-person event in Fairfax, CA while simultaneously live-streaming online to YouTube using Six Feet Apart Productions to assist with the production. Her novel took ten years to write and has already received a great review from Publishers Weekly: “Uhrlaub’s harrowing novel doesn’t spare readers the grim reality of children harmed by sadists. Readers who like their fiction with a conscience will want to take a look.” Unnatural Resources is set in the Democratic Republic of Congo and tells the story of a young Congolese girl who becomes a symbol of hope in the worst place in the world to be female. Mindy describes it as a coming of age story with a positive underlying theme, despite describing Congo as “the rape capital of the world.” Mindy is knowledgeable (having twice traveled to Congo) and a fascinating guest. Find out more here: