I’m Sorry

Have you ever thought about how often you say these two words in a single day? If you're Canadian, like me, you probably don't realize just how often you end up apologizing - for the littlest of things. This morning, my daughter needed some extra supplies for a cake...

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Massive Book Sale – are you ready?

I've been so excited for September - not just for the pumpkin spice latte's at Starbucks (anyone else as excited as me?) but also because I recently found out about a massive book sale! If you're missing any of these books, now is the time to fill up your kindle and...

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Steena Reads: Joanne Furniss

What better way to celebrate September 1st than with Jo Furniss - who is also celebrating her amazing debut book release today! I'm extra excited to share this book with you and I can't wait to read it! I've only heard amazing things about this book and she's also hit...

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Can A Writer Take A Vacation?

I did something I haven't done since I started writing. I went on a week vacation without my laptop. (insert gasp) My husband and I took a week along the California coast to celebrate our 20th anniversary, starting in San Francisco and ending for some fun time in...

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Steena Reads: Elisa Lorello

Elisa Lorello wasn’t always a novelist, but she’s been a writer and teacher all her life. A self-proclaimed “manifester of ideas,” she writes novels about relationships a la Nora Ephron, but with Aaron Sorkin-like dialogue. She also teaches the craft of storytelling,...

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Writing Real Emotional Stories

As a writer, one of my goals is to write with real emotion. It's not always easy. It is always scary. I can guarantee it's going to hurt. But it will always be worth it. Last night I submitted a revised copy of The Forgotten Ones to my editor. This isn't a story meant...

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The Memory Child is on Sale!

I love discovering when one of my books is on sale! I was doing a casual search on Amazon today and saw that The Memory Child is only $1.99 on (not sure the price for the other countries). When readers ask me what my favorite book to write was/is...I...

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Steena Reads: Kerry Lonsdale

I'm very excited to introduce you to an author that is one of my favorites. I'm sure you've read one of her books but if you haven't, Kerry lights up the charts when she has a new release. I met her last year in Chicago and she's amazing. I can't wait to dip into this...

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New look – what do you think?

For the past few months I've been working on a new look for my website - I wanted something simpler, clean, crisp and that symbolized both myself and the direction I am going with my writing. What do you think? If there's some bugs - oops! Let me know in the comments...

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Steena Reads: Christine Nolfi

Considering we are all #bookaholics - I thought it might be nice, not to just share what I'm reading - but give you a little intro to the authors I read and know. The first author I can't wait to introduce to you (although, I'm sure many of you are familiar with her...

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Are you an Amazon Prime Member?

Calling all Amazon Prime Members! “Saving Abby tells the story of how a community of family and friends help her come to terms with a tragic diagnosis with bravery and love.” —Toronto Star If you're part of the Amazon Prime Reading program, I'm so excited to let you...

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