Anica Mrose Rissi is a writer, storyteller, and editrix based in Princeton, New Jersey. She 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 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 nowAnna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten (Anna, Banana book 5), and my first picture book, The Teacher's Pet, illustrated by Zachariah OHora

NEW! Available for pre-order: Anna, Banana, and the Recipe for Disaster (Anna, Banana book 6, coming on March 20, 2018)

Now booking school visits and Skype visits for Fall 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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