Anica Mrose Rissi is a writer, storyteller, and editrix based in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author of Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split and other books in the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, and the forthcoming picture book The Teacher's Pet. 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 revision 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.

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NEW: Available for pre-orderAnna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten (May 2017) and my first picture book, The Teacher's Pet (June 2017).

Now booking school visits and Skype visits for 2017 and 2018. For more information, please see the school visits page.

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

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