Gina Sorell is a graduate with distinction from the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Publishers Weekly called her debut novel Mothers and Other Strangers “mesmerizing,” Good Housekeeping called it “riveting,” and it was one of Self and Refinery29’s best books of 2017. Her new novel, The Wise Women (4/5/22, Harpers) is one of Parade Magazine and the Today Show Read with Jenna’s Most Anticipated Reads of 2022.

Gina says of her experience in the Writers’ Program, “I’m not exaggerating when I say that the Writers’ Program changed my life. I had the privilege of studying with Caroline Leavitt and Robert Eversz, both incredible novelists and master storytellers who taught me the importance of story arcs, moral dilemmas, stakes, and pacing. Their knowledge and support made all the difference to me then and now. I’m forever grateful.”

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