Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin and eats lots of cheese with her friends in Princeton, New Jersey. She is also the author of the Anna, Banana chapter-book series. Anica tweets about bookish things and her dog, Arugula, on Twitter: @anicarissi. Find out more at anicarissi.com.