I'm the author of the Globe and Mail bestseller MATING FOR LIFE (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster Canada), and the forthcoming THINGS TO DO WHEN IT'S RAINING (2017, Simon & Schuster Canada). MATING FOR LIFE  has been described as "An absolute feat of storytelling" (Grace O'Connell, bestselling author, MAGNIFIED WORLD), "A sensitive, timely, and compassionate exploration of family, friendship, self-discovery, and the issue perhaps more at the crux of modern womanhood than any other--the struggle to keep hold of who you are while letting love in."(Abigail Tarttelin, GOLDEN BOY); "One of the most charming novels I've read in years." (Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author, GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES); and "acute and richly moving;" (Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author, A HUNDRED SUMMERS.) When I read reviews like this, I still think, 'Who, me?"

I grew up in a small town outside of Toronto and now live in the city with my husband and two small children. I love to read--that probably goes without saying, doesn't it?--and I also love to write in my trusty notebook, go on long walks and do yoga. In addition to my fiction, I'm a National Magazine Award nominated journalist, and I write Shelf Love, a commercial fiction review column, for the Globe and Mail. I also teach writing workshops and provide author mentoring to a limited number of students each year. I wish I could "follow for follow" or take reading requests at this time but I can't - SORRY! #amwriting
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • JoinedJanuary 23, 2014



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MarissaStapley MarissaStapley May 27, 2016 05:06PM
I've just posted Part One of IT'S ALL TRUE, the book you should be reading RIGHT NOW. It's my first foray into the world of romantic suspense, and I've written it under the pen name Juliana Macintyre...
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