Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture book The Teacher's Pet, the 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.


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NEW! Available for pre-order: Anna, Banana, and the Sleepover Secret (Anna, Banana book 7, coming on October 2, 2018).

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