Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley is a writer and former magazine editor who contributes to Elle, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post, among others. She also teaches writing at the University of Toronto and editing at Centennial College. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two young children.
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My Life in 8 Words

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SEP 24
7:00 PM
in person appearance
Marissa Stapley & Jennifer Close
2200 N Westmoreland St
Arlington, VA 22213
SEP 25
12:00 PM
in person appearance
Reading/Signing: Karin Tanabe & Marissa Stapley
11 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
7:00 PM
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National Reading Group Month Author Panel

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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

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

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Emmeline Pankhurst, who fought so hard for Women's Suffrage. I'd say thank you. I'd want to bring my daughter along to meet her, too.

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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Jane Austen.

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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