We are over the moon to announce that New York Times bestselling and Reese’s Book Club pick author Marissa Stapley’s THE HOLIDAY HONEYMOON SWITCH, writing under the pseudonym Julia McKay, has been acquired by Tara Singh Carlson at Putnam and Deborah Sun de la Cruz at Penguin Canada for publication in fall 2024!

THE HOLIDAY HONEYMOON SWITCH is pitched as for fans of The Holiday Swap and The Unhoneymooners, about best friends who trade one’s cabin Christmas vacation for the other’s Hawaiian honeymoon after she’s left at the altar, and both find love they weren’t expecting, in an exclusive submission.

Deal arranged by Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Literary Agency (world).

Marissa Stapley is the NYT bestselling author of the novels LUCKY (a Reese’s Book Club pick), THE LAST RESORT, THINGS TO DO WHEN IT’S RAINING, and MATING FOR LIFE. Her fiction has been published around the world and her journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America. She has taught creative writing and editing at the University of Toronto and Centennial College, and lives in Toronto with her family.

Marissa, writing under the pseudonym Julia McKay, is represented by Samantha Haywood.