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Finding Emma on Sale in Australia

  I’m so pleased to let all my Australian/New Zealand readers know that Finding Emma is now on sale on Amazon! If you haven’t discovered the book that started my career, I hope you will take a chance and read it now – it’s only $0.99! This is a story that will touch your heart in ways you didn’t imagine. Find out why so many readers (and myself) fell in …Read More

Announcing Winner #5 in my Goodreads Challenge!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU…. Thank you for helping to put Saving Abby on over 2500 Goodreads shelves! We’re on our way towards 5000 shelves when I’m giving away a Kindle Fire!! I’m very happy to announce the winner of a special “SHHH…I’M READING” gift …. Geraldine Pierson Geraldine – please email (with the email you used to enter the Goodreads Challenge) to claim your prize! Ps…if you haven’t …Read More

Avenue: Calgary’s Top Magazine Interview

−Avenue: Calgary’s Top Magazine Interview

I’ve been featured in Avenue – one of Calgary’s Top Magazines and it’s such a pleasure! You can read the article here  in all it’s glory but I’m also adding it below in case: PS: a HUGE thank you to Janet Gurtler for an amazing afternoon spent chatting about books and life over cheesecake! “Anyone can publish a book on Amazon, but very few people make money doing it. Calgary author Steena Holmes is …Read More

19 Free Books From Canadian Authors…Oh Yeah!

That’s right! Your favorite Canadian authors want to celebrate Canada Day with you by giving away this amazing boxed set! Head on over to Instafreebie to sign up for our newsletters… one click and you’ll be singing Oh! Canada and drinking maple syrup out of a Mountie hat! Or, you know, reading your awesome new boxed set. *NO MOOSE WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS PROMOTION* Offer good July 1- July …Read More

Announcing my 4th Goodreads Prize Winner…

  I want to thank everyone for entering my Saving Abby Goodreads Challenge! Because of you all, Saving Abby is on more than 2000 shelves (and we’re close to 2500 shelves which means another prize will be awarded soon)! I’m very happy to announce the winner of my 4th prize: a $50 Gift Card… Marie Ledin Congratulations Marie!  Haven’t added Saving Abby to your Goodreads Bookshelf? There’s still time! 

Open Letter to Mom’s Who Fail

Dear fellow moms who think they’ve failed their child. I see you. I see you barely holding back the tears as you listen to your child express their disappointment in you, yet again. I see you trying to smile when all your friends talk about how amazing their relationships are with their children while you’re barely on speaking terms with yours. I see you as you walk on eggshells around …Read More

#AskSteena: Interview about Saving Abby

  I was recently interviewed about my novel Saving Abby: Q: You are the author of more than two dozen books, which have sold more than one million copies, have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, won the National Excellence in Indie Award for Fiction, and are now published in the international market. Why do you think your books strike a cord and resonate so deeply …Read More

#AskSteena: My Writing Process

One question I’m asked repeatedly is what is my writing process. Normally I’m always replying with one word: PANSTER. I think I might be changing my answer… Normally I like to have the story unfold while I’m writing…I always know how the story will end (kind of) but I never know the journey my characters will take to get there. On Mother’s Day, my daughter gave me the journal you …Read More

Butter Tarts – a Canadian Favorite

Set a plate of homemade pecan butter tarts in front of me and I can promise you they’ll be gone in no time. Add a cup of coffee and we’ll have the best of conversations where there will be a smile on my face and I’ll be licking my fingers from the amazing syrup taste. I’ve tried many different recipes. Some are runny – so gooey that as soon as …Read More