Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture book The Teacher's Pet, the forthcoming YA novel Always Forever Maybe, and more. As a former book editor turned full-time writer, Anica has spoken with kids and adults across the country about all stages of the writing process, from ideas and drafting to revisions and beyond. Her essays have been published by The Writer magazine and the New York Times. She tweets about bookish things and her dog, Arugula, at @anicarissi, which is also her handle on Instagram. She currently lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


NEW! Available for pre-order: Always Forever Maybe (my first YA novel, coming on June 5, 2018) and Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster (Anna, Banana book 6, coming on March 20, 2018).

Now booking in-person and virtual author visits for 2018 and 2019. For more information, please see the school & Skype visits page.

Click here to find the ANNA, BANANA ACTIVITY KIT! Includes games, challenges, coloring sheets, and more.

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