Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series; the picture books Watch Out for Wolf!, The Teacher’s Pet, and Love, Sophia on the Moon; and the YA novels Always Forever Maybe and Nobody Knows But You. 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, and she writes lyrics for (and plays fiddle in) the band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves. Anica 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 preorder: Love, Sophia on the Moon, illustrated by Mika Song, coming from Disney-Hyperion on March 31, 2020.

NEW! Available for preorder: Anna, Banana, and the Magic Show Mix-Up (Anna, Banana book 8), illustrated by Cassey Kuo, coming from Simon & Schuster on November 5, 2019.

NEW! Available now: Watch Out for Wolf!, illustrated by Charles Santoso, published by Disney-Hyperion on April 16, 2019.

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