Pat Tanumihardja

Born in Jakarta to Indonesian-Chinese parents, she grew up in Singapore feasting on her mother’s yummy home-cooking and reading voraciously. She has been reading and writing since she was wee high and was nourished on everything from Enid Blyton to Archie comics. Fairies, magic treehouses and high school angst–what a combo right? As an immigrant twice-over, she brims with stories to tell and hopes that children of every creed and color—including her multiracial son—will see themselves reflected in books, whether hers or other #ownvoices authors.

She lives in the Washington D.C. metro region with her husband and son where she writes children’s stories with heart and works on her other passion—food and cooking.


Books by Pat Tanumihardja

Ramen for Everyone

Atheneum, 2023