Riss M. Neilson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Rhode Island College where she won the English department’s Jean Garrigue Award, which was judged by novelist, Nick White. Her debut young adult novel, Deep in Providence, was a 2022 finalist for the New England Book Awards. She has two daughters, a cat, a dog, and a bunny named Michael Myers. She was born and raised in Providence. When she’s not writing, she’s watching anime or playing video games with her kids. A love Like the Sun is her debut adult novel.
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Riss likes to write stories with messy main characters who love hard and complicated and with their whole heart. She has a special interest in sibling relationships, haunted people, and writing about place so that it feels like a character.
A Love Like the Sun has chronic illness representation.
Jujutsu Kaisen has been breaking her heart.