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Toronto Lit Up: Marissa Stapley

April 06 at 7:00pm
Marissa Stapley Toronto Lit Up banner with the book cover of Lucky and "Book Launch Free Tuesday April 6 7pm". Includes TIFA, Toronto Arts Council and Simon and Schuster logos

Join bestselling author Marissa Stapley on Tuesday, April 6 at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Lucky with Simon & Schuster Canada. The event will feature an author interview moderated by journalist Elizabeth Renzetti, Tarot card readings, the chance to win signed copies of the book, an incredible prize pack and more!

Lucky is a compelling and thrilling road-trip novel that follows the story of a talented grifter named Lucky. When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means the police will arrest her for her crimes. She’ll go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune. To make a future for herself, Lucky must confront her complicated past, navigate old strained relationships and learn to be honest.

Queen Books is the official bookseller for the launch! If you’d like to pre-order Lucky, you can purchase a copy here.

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The Lucky Cocktail. Created By Famous Last Words. 1 oz gin, .25 oz elderflower liqueur, .25 oz simple syrup, .5 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and 2-3 oz sparkling wine. Directions: Combine gin, elderflower, simple syrup and grapefruit in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake briskly for 15-20 seconds and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with chilled sparkling wine and garnish with a thyme sprig. Simple Syrup recipe: add 1/4 cup sugar to 1/4 cup boiling water. Stir to combine and refrigerate. Raise a glass with us by making your own LUCKY cocktail. Our fabulous friends from Famous Last Words have created a bespoke cocktail just for the launch!

 1 oz gin
.25 oz elderflower liqueur
|.25 oz simple syrup,
.5 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
2-3 oz sparkling wine.

Directions: Combine gin, elderflower, simple syrup and grapefruit in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake briskly for 15-20 seconds and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with chilled sparkling wine and garnish with a thyme sprig.

*Simple Syrup recipe: add 1/4 cup sugar to 1/4 cup boiling water. Stir to combine and refrigerate.

Marissa Stapley headshotMarissa Stapley is the bestselling author of Mating for Life, Things to Do When It’s Raining and The Last Resort, which was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America. She lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at MarissaStapley.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @MarissaStapley. Photo credit: Eugene Choi.

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Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 107 events to launch 131 books by 177 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

       Simon and Schuster Canada

Marissa Stapley Toronto Lit Up banner with the book cover of Lucky and "Book Launch Free Tuesday April 6 7pm". Includes TIFA, Toronto Arts Council and Simon and Schuster logos
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