who i am

Tara Tandlich was awarded a Fellowship in Prose from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her Young Adult fiction.  She is also a Bechtel Prize semi-finalist for her essay on teaching creative writing and theatre to Regular Education, Gifted and Talented, ELL and Special Needs students.   

She wrote two scripts for VH1 and traveled to Russia for the taping. Other TV writing and/or production credits: MTV, Nickelodeon and NBC’s Emmy winning Night Music, produced by Lorne Michaels and hosted by Grammy winner David Sanborn.  Also: New York theatre directing and film production.

Tara has worked as a Teaching Artist in: visual art, creative writing, literacy and theatre. In addition, she has partnered with classroom teachers to co-teach and integrate the arts, State Standards and The Theory of Multiple Intelligences into the curriculum, thus enriching and supporting classroom study.

Tara was born in New York, grew up in New Jersey and lives in New York. When she’s not writing, you can find her watching a movie, seeing a play, exploring museums and neighborhoods or drawing. She is currently writing a new novel and contemplating the circumference of organic blueberries.