Anica Mrose Rissi is the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series, the picture books The Teacher's Pet and Watch Out for Wolf!, 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, and she writes lyrics for (and plays fiddle in) the electro-country 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: Anna, Banana, and the Sleepover Secret (Anna, Banana book 7, coming on October 9, 2018) and Watch Out for Wolf! (illustrated by Charles Santoso, coming on April 16, 2019).
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