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The past year has been a very difficult one for me and my family. I wish I could say that I clung fast to my faith throughout the past twelve months. I wish I could tell you that God was my shelter and my fortress, that I remained lifted in my heart and spirit because I leaned on him. I wish I could continue to paste on a smile and …Read More

Choose Your Signed Copy!

I’ve teamed with my fellow #LakeUnionAuthors to celebrate our readers and I’m so excited to share the details with you! Starting at 4:30pm, we’re celebrating YOU by announcing loads of giveaways, sharing interesting details bout our books and writing process and so much more! I hope you’ll join us! Just search for the hashtag #LakeUnionAuthors. To celebrate our first twitter chat as a group, I’m giving away ONE SIGNED COPY …Read More

Steena Bakes: Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve a confession to make. Or maybe two. My absolute favorite breakfast is a fresh cup of coffee and a warmed up cinnamon bun smothered with cream cheese icing. In Charmed by Chocolate, Leah makes cinnamon buns (in fact, she makes a lot of cinnamon buns) and they get devoured by everyone around her. Sigh…now I want some. But here’s my confession – and don’t judge me, okay? I can’t make …Read More

Deleted Scene from Abby’s Journey

We all love deleted scenes right? Whether it’s from movies, tv shows or books. Here’s a scene that didn’t make Abby’s Journey but one I really enjoyed writing. Please note…this has not been completed edited so if you see mistakes, that would be why. Many of you have told me how much you love Millie, so I hope you will enjoy this special scene. MILLIE “I swear, if that man …Read More

“No one reads anymore” Says Ellen Degeneres

I like Ellen. No, I take that back. I freakin’ love Ellen. I think she’s amazing, such a wonderful heart, soul, spirit…she’s gorgeous too. In my world, Ellen can do no wrong…until today. I hit my word count today on a project and took a break to catch Ellen’s show today (February 9/17). Nicole Kidman was on there and she admitted her cute husband didn’t call her back after they …Read More

February Book Deals!

If you’re looking for a new book to start reading, I’ve got a few on sale this month! To start…there’s Abby’s Journey which comes out February 14th (Valentine’s Day). The Memory Child is on sale for only $1.00 (or less!!!) on the Amazon.com site! For my UK readers…Saving Abby is on sale too! Finding Emma and Emma’s Secret are part of a SERIES BUNDLE promotion going on too!

Steena Reads: Mischling

Affinity Konar wrote a beautiful story haunted by history with insight that destroyed my heart as a mother.  Mischling by Affinity Konar, is a story that will linger in your heart, your thoughts and dreams and leave you with a desire that history is never to be repeated. The story is about twin sisters trying to stay alive while being ‘experiments’ at Auschwitz. Pear is in charge of: the sad, the good, the …Read More

Steena Bakes: Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

I think we can all agree that I love cookies. And cakes and cupcakes and pies and…well, I like a lot of baked goods. But I’m almost always craving homemade cookies and I’m always on the search for the best melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Throughout the years (because I’m so old…not) I’ve made a lot of cookies. Tried a lot of different recipes that called for butter, margarine, lard, apple sauce…you name …Read More