The author, on Arugula's contribution to her writing:
My advice to all writers at any stage of their career is: Get a dog. Roogs is invaluable to my writing process. She gets me out of my chair for regular walks, which are vital to good brainstorming. She reminds me that it’s important to eat, even while on deadline, and offers to share my snacks if I’m eating too much.About Anica Mrose Rissi's new book, Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split, from the publisher:
She provides companionship and moral support through the long, lonely process of writing, revising, and revising some more. And she gives me something to...[read on]
Meet Anna and her beloved wiener dog, Banana, in this start to a charming illustrated chapter book series about the joys and challenges of elementary school friendships.Visit Anica Mrose Rissi's website.
Anna has been best friends with Sadie for as long as she can remember. So Anna is utterly perplexed when, on Anna’s birthday, Sadie unceremoniously stakes claim to Anna’s new pony necklace, then suddenly stops speaking to Anna altogether. Did Anna do something wrong? With a little help from her wiener dog, Banana, as well as some sage advice from her family, Anna makes some important discoveries about what it means to stand up for herself, and how to be a true friend.
Coffee with a Canine: Anica Mrose Rissi & Arugula.