Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley is the author of the bestselling novel Mating for Life and Things to Do When It's Raining, which has been published in nine countries and translated into seven languages. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America. She lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at MarissaStapley.com or follow her on Twitter @MarissaStapley.

Books by this Author

The Last Resort
Things to Do When It's Raining
The Look Book
Mating for Life

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Einstein)

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A dock, a lake, the sun, my family and friends, and a pile of books I couldn't possibly finish, ever.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. International Woman of Mystery.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to snap my fingers. I seriously cannot do this.

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

A. Myself. But if I couldn't be myself, I'd be an eagle.

Author Voices

June 25, 2014

Today was a day just like any other—except it was perfect.



I woke up with that warm feeling you get when you know it’s a special day but can’t quite remember, in your still-sleepy haze, what’s so great about it. Oh, yes. Publication day in Canada! Normally, I close my eyes and try to squeeze in a few extra moments of sleep before the kids get up, but today I went downstairs and made coffee before my husband did. (That almost never happens.)



My daughter asked me to make her spaghetti and meatballs for her school lunch. I actually did it—cheerfully. (My son asked for leftover... see more

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