Journey to Published Author: Practical Steps to Accomplishing Big Goals

No matter your career field, obstacles abound – but you can keep them from getting in the way of achieving your goals.

Join us January 17 as we explore the practical steps to accomplishing big goals, led by award-winning writer Sasha Martin, who will share personal stories from her journey as a new mom to published author and go-to blogger for international foodies.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you should develop personal connections instead of making formal pitches.
  • How to overcome roadblocks on your way to achieving big goals.
  • How to bring community into your work and why you should.

Bonus! This month’s luncheon will take place at Tulsa’s new independent book store, Magic City Books, so you can hang out with your favorite communicators and check out downtown’s newest hot spot.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 17

Where: Magic City Books, 221 E Archer Street, Tulsa, OK 74103 (Parking available in the old Spaghetti Warehouse parking lot.)


  • IABC Member fee: $25
  • IABC Non-member fee: $35
  • Student fee: $15
  • Copies of Sasha’s book, “Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness,” will be available to purchase at the event.

About Sasha Martin

Sasha Martin is an award-winning writer and blogger who spent almost four years cooking her way around the world. She graduated from Wesleyan University and was an MFK Fisher Scholar at the Culinary Institute of America. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband Keith and their daughter Ava.

While attending Wesleyan University, Sasha geeked out on Medieval French Arthurian Legend, wrote 100 pages about the history of artisan bread in France, and played several rounds of midnight Ultimate Frisbee barefoot, by streetlamp. During her time as a MFK Fisher Scholar at The Culinary Institute of America, she was Editor of La Papillote, the school paper, and learned to prepare an omelet in less than 90 seconds – though not at the same time. After moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, she began cooking a meal from every country in the world and blogged about the experience at Global Table Adventure, a go-to hub for international foodies.

Her first book, “Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness,” chronicles her lifelong struggle to find inner-peace, including the years she spent cooking the world as a new mother. It was published by National Geographic and has been translated into multiple languages.

Her work has been featured on NPR, as well as in Food & Wine, People Magazine, NPR, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Kitchen, O Magazine, Boston Globe, and Food52. Most recently she was a 2016-2017 Research Fellow at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa.


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