Marissa Stapley is the internationally bestselling author of three commercial women's fiction novels, including Mating for Life, Things to Do When It's Raining and The Last Resort. The Last Resort was named one of 2019's Best Beach Reads by Oprah Magazine, New York Post and The Globe and Mail, was recently optioned for television by CBS, and was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award (Best Crime Fiction Novel). Marissa's journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America, including Elle, Today's Parent and Reader's Digest. Her next novel, Lucky, about a grifter on a quest for redemption, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2021. She lives in Toronto with her family and a precocious black cat named Oscar.