Marissa Stapley is the internationally bestselling author of four novels. THE LAST RESORT, an instant Toronto Star bestseller, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis best novel award, was an Oprah Mag and New York Post favourite, and was optioned for television. LUCKY will launch on April 6 in Canada and December 7 in the US, and was recently optioned for television by ABC Disney Studios.
Marissa is also the author of holiday rom-coms under the pen name Maggie Knox. THE HOLIDAY SWAP (Putnam/Penguin Canada/Hodder books) releases October 5, 2021.
She has taught creative writing and editing at the University of Toronto and Centennial College and founded the online writing school The Starter in 2020. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America, including The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Elle, and Reader's Digest.