About Annalisa

A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini.  She’s been writing stories since she could hold a crayon. (Seriously. Check it out.) Her first poem was published when she was 10 years old, and she was selected to read it aloud … [Read more…]

Annalisa Parent interviewed by The Associated Press

Pitch Title: First Thanksgiving Pitch Contents: What is your greatest fear, where does the anxiety come from, how forgiving is the previous generation when passing the baton? This is my first thanksgiving preparing the family feast, and since I can’t do anything small, not only is my large French Canadian family gathering, but I’ve also invited my … [Read more…]

Write with me

  Life is short, and so am I.  You’ll hear this quip from me often.  I believe that life should be lived to the fullest and with passion.  For me, that has always meant, as the Greek poet Horace so aptly stated “Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It’s good to be silly at … [Read more…]