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Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley

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Marissa Stapley is the author of the critically acclaimed Globe and Mail bestselling novel Mating for Life, which was released in 2014 by Atria Books and Simon & Schuster Canada and reprinted in June 2016, and Things to Do When It's Raining, out in February 2018 with Graydon House (US) and Simon & Schuster (Canada), and Fall 2018 in Germany with Rowohlt (Wunderlich). She is a National Magazine Award nominated journalist who writes the Shelf Love commercial fiction review column for the Globe and Mail and reports on books for the Toronto Star.  She is also a former magazine editor who has taught creative writing and editing at the University of Toronto and Centennial College. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two children, and a hockey-playing cat.



Mating for Life. Simon & Schuster, 2014
Things to Do When It's Raining. Simon & Schuster, Graydon House, Rowohlt, 2018
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Presentation Length:
Two hours
Any grade
Audience Size:
Any size
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Bestselling and critically acclaimed author Marissa Stapley is an experienced writing instructor who has taught at the University of Toronto and Centennial College. She is available to provide writing instruction and writing workshops to students of any age and ability. Her focus ranges from instructing on the simple ability to get words down on a page and invite creativity into your life to specific fiction writing instruction focusing on plot, structire, dialogue and pacing. She is a dedicated and compassionate teacher who loves to share her love of reading and writing with others.