Marissa Stapley is the author of the bestselling novel Mating for Life (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster Canada), a multifaceted story about human instinct, sisterhood and the relationships that sustain us. Mating for Life was hailed "an absolute feat of storytelling", "a brilliant debut" and a "sensitive, timely, compassionate exploration of family, friendship, and self-discovery" by reviewers, and reissued by Simon & Schuster Canada in 2016 . Marissa is a National Magazine Award nominated journalist and a commercial and historical fiction reviewer for The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Her second novel, Things To Do When It’s Raining, will be released on August 1, 2017 by Simon & Schuster. Marissa lives in Toronto with her family. She is happiest when swimming in a lake or reading on a dock. She has long been a champion of and advocate for commercial fiction in Canada. You can read her thoughts here, in an article that recently appeared on 49th Shelf.
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