Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of Mating for Life, is a newspaper journalist and a National Magazine Award–nominated magazine writer. She writes a commercial fiction review column, Shelf Love, for The Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. Visit her at MarissaStapley.com or follow her on Twitter @MarissaStapley.

Books by this Author

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. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I try not to fear death, but I do. (I always think of that Woody Allen quote: "I don't fear death. I just don't want to be there when it happens.")

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

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

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. International Woman of Mystery.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. I admire intelligence, humility, and a kind--but sharp--sense of humour.

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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