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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf

Today is one of those perfect fall days where I could sip on a pumpkin spice latte and read a book while either sitting in front of my fireplace or curled up in my big comfy chair with a throw over my lap.  I’m about to start reading The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. I saw the movie and now can’t wait to read the book – I have a feeling it’ll …Read More

Steena Reads: Tosca Lee’s Progeny

As fellow #bookaholics, we all like to get book recommendations, right? I love to share what I’m reading over on Instagram and if it’s a really good book…I like to share with you as well. For me – Progeny is a ‘really good book’. I first discovered Tosca Lee when she co-wrote with Ted Dekker – one of my favorite authors and the reason why I started to believe that I …Read More

Stop Judging What Your Child Is Reading

Hey Moms. Listen up. If your child is reading – leave them alone. Seriously. If you know of a child who is reading…leave them alone. Leave that mom alone. Keep your opinions to yourself. Stop the judging. Please. Do you remember when you first realized how awesome it was to get lost in a book? That first time when those words made sense? When you realized there was more to …Read More

Saving Abby Goodreads Prize Pack #6 Announced!

When I realized Saving Abby is on over 3000 shelves over on Goodreads…I almost couldn’t believe it! For a story that has been out only a few months… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! To celebrate, I’ve got an amazing Prize Pack to hand out…5 Audio Books! Yep – you read that right! The winner of this prize will receive the following audio books: Finding Emma Emma’s Secret Memory Child …Read More

Steena Reads: Oprah’s new Book Club Pick

I’ll admit that it’s been a VERY long time since I’ve last picked up a book from Oprah’s Book Club. It’s not that I haven’t liked her picks or have issues with Oprah herself…but I have my own picks to read, my own TBR pile that doesn’t seem to dwindle, so I haven’t paid much mind. Until today. I’m not all that sure why this book caught my attention. It’s …Read More

Calgary Herald Interview

−Calgary Herald Interview

So thrilled to be featured in my home town newspaper. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Eric Volmers from the Calgary Herald. In this article, I discuss where the ideas from my stories come from and more. I hope you enjoy! As Bruce Springsteen once sang, fear is a powerful thing. Which may be why so many writers — from literary heavyweight John Irving, to thriller writer Linwood Barclay, to Springsteen himself — …Read More

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