From Cookbooks to Children’s Books: Writing What You Know

Nov 14, 2023

Online event

Many children’s book authors have taken a meandering path to get to where they are now. Patricia Tanumihardja is no exception. Pat will talk about how her experience as a freelance food journalist and cookbook author has prepared her for writing for children, and how she “writes what she knows” by translating food and cooking ideas into inspiration for her stories. Pat will also share experiences that she’s gathered from other published authors who write what they know. And for those who are interested in freelance writing, she can provide some tips to get you started.

Date: November 14, 2023

Time: 7:00 - 8:15 PM (Eastern)

Members: $15.00

Non-members: $30.00


Learn more about your speaker:

Born in Jakarta and raised in Singapore, Patricia (Pat) Tanumihardja writes fun, heartwarming stories that often reflect her experiences growing up in Southeast Asia. Pat’s Chinese Indonesian parents encouraged her appetites for both delicious foods and good books, resulting in a writing career that spans both cookbooks and children’s books. Her debut picture book RAMEN FOR EVERYONE is an indie bookstore favorite. Pat lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram: @ediblewords and online: Don’t be shy to hit her up for some favorite recipes, or share yours!