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(I was a journalism fellow at the University of Missouri: Columbia. Here I am on the right with some of my classmates.)

Annalisa Parent teaches writing classes around the world. She is the editor of Chair & Pen: Musings on Writing and the Writing Life, and teaches writing and literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels at Norwich University. She was a Vermont Teacher of the Year nominee for her integration of neuroscience-based techniques in the classroom, and uses that same research in her work with writers today.

A magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College’s English Department & Creative Writing program, Parent studied writing under Julia Alvarez and Jay Parini.

She likes to joke that she’s been writing stories since she could hold a crayon. Her first poem was published when she was 10 years old, and she was selected to read it aloud at a ceremony in the state house of her home state of New Hampshire. Suffice it to say that from a young age, writing had her hooked.

She writes for many local, national, and international publications, has written and produced sketches for a Telly-Award winning CBS television show, and has co-written a novella which came out in December 2014.

She is a firm believer in the Oxford Comma, but will defer to the AP style guidelines when necessary.


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Annalisa wrote for a Telly-Award winning television show on CBS for three seasons. As Copy Producer, she oversaw the production of scripts and their filming. She also co-starred in the “Odd Couple” and “What Not to Say” segments. The show won a Telly Award in its second season.

Annalisa was interviewed on Huffington Post Live about her character’s dating blog.

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She is also the author of the Murder Mystery Game “The Murderer is on the Loose” and interactive, re-playable murder mystery game.

She has been featured on many podcasts and radio programs. Her writing has been featured nationwide in an article by the Associated Press. She hosts her own podcast on writing. 

She was the book reviewer and co-host on WFAD for three years, and has read poetry on South Korea’s “CNN,” Korean Broadcast Systems. She is also a published poet and journalist. She was a 2012 member of the White House Press pool.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for the League of Vermont Writers, and a member of the Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association. She speaks annually at the Writer’s Digest Annual Convention, is the senior editor of Laurel Elite Books, and the former editor of the now defunct Chair and Pen, a publication that explores the writing process and the writing life.

Annalisa meets regularly with top industry professionals to bring the latest information to the writers she works with.

Though Annalisa has written for television and the big screen, poetry, personal essay, and journalism. Her current passion is women’s fiction. She has a forthcoming series coming out, but no spoilers here. Stay tuned.

To see more about what it’s like to work with Annalisa, click here. 


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