Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss is the bestselling creator of the perennially popular Amelia series as well as the Daphne’s Daily Disasters series. She lives in Berkeley, California. Visit her at and at

Books by this Author

Amelia's Family Ties
Amelia's BFF
Amelia's Boy Survival Guide
Amelia's Friendship Survival Guide
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Amelia's Moving Pictures: A Cartoon

Amelia makes her animated debut in this funny and sweet video based on the bestselling book Amelia's Notebook.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I feel lucky that I get paid for what I love to do most -- write and draw. That seems like happiness to me!

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who say, "If I had the time, I'd write a children's book." My answer to that is, "If I had the time, I'd be a brain surgeon."

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. There are too many, from James in James and the Giant Peach to Harry Potter.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I can't imagine being anyone except myself.

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