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, the forthcoming picture book The Teacher's Pet, and the forthcoming YA novel Always Forever Maybe. 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) 

NEW! Available for pre-order: my first picture book, The Teacher's Pet, illustrated by Zachariah OHora (coming on June 20, 2017)

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