“Gorgeously disturbing and endlessly surprising
– an intense, thought-proviking, and riviting psychological puzzle of mind games.”
~ Hank Phillippi Ryan

NYTIMES & USA Today Bestselling Author

Named Top 20 Women to Read by Good Housekeeping

What I Do

Writer of Psychological Suspense, Family Drama & Women’s Fiction.
Created Branding with Intent for authors.
Organize reader trips.

Books

I write about the twisted secrets we attempt to hide, ones that mold us and our family dynamics.

Travel and Blogging

Do you like to travel ? Come with me! I always have a trip planned so take a look and reserve today!

Branding with Intent

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MONTHLY NOTES FROM STEENA

The Start of Something New...

January. That’s what this month always feels like to me: the start of something new.

In all honestly, I’m not one who likes ‘new’ things. I like my comfortable ways, my familiar paths, my way of life. Push me too much out of my comfort zone and I get stressed and anxious and I withdraw into myself. Unless it comes to my career. Give me a new book idea, a new marketing plan and I’m all for it. That stuff excites me, intrigues me…pushes me way past my comfort zone without tethers and I’m okay with that.

Funny how that is.

There’s not much new in my life right now…yes, we have a new home that I’m slowly getting organized, and yes, I have a new book (or two) that I’m currently working on…but other than that, I would have to say my life is a little boring. I’m okay with that!

Or travel. I can’t forget that I LOVE to plan new trips! I’m headed to California in February to speak at the OCCRWA group (Feb 7-9th)! I might have to go a day early to enjoy Disneyland while I’m there…or maybe head to the beach…or maybe meet up with readers! If you are in the area, let me know! Maybe we could plan a little get-together!

Interested: hit reply and let me know if you are in the area!

WHAT AM I WORKING ON:

I have two stories that are begging for attention. One I’m about currently writing and the other is simmering there, just off to the side, the characters and plot growing more and more each day. Those who are in my awesome reader group on Facebook (Steena’s Secret Society) have been helping me create characters, name a town and will soon be helping with a few more ideas. I hope to have the first draft of one book completed by mid-April, the other by mid-fall.

WHAT I’M READING:

I recently finished GRETCHEN – I’ve heard so many great things about this book. My thoughts…it shocked me and went in a direction I hadn’t been expecting. I stayed up way too late last night finishing it. Would I recommend? Absolutely!

BOOKS ON SALE:

My publisher has quite a few of my books for sale this month! If there’s one that you haven’t read yet, now is a great time to catch up! If you’ve read one and still need to leave a review – I thank you in advance for that! Every review helps in more ways than you can imagine!

NOW AVAILABLE

THE PATIENT

A therapist must face her own worst fear—one of her patients is a serial killer.

Danielle Rycroft suspects someone close to her has a dark secret. In the confidential setting of therapy, her patients share their anxieties and fears. Now, with a string of murders in town putting her on edge, Danielle’s own worries come close to eclipsing her patients’. In each case, the pattern is the same: parents killed while their children sleep blissfully unaware in their beds. Her best friend, Detective Tami Sloan, is the only person she has confided in.

Danielle believes that there’s still a secret one patient has yet to share. But which one? Behind a familiar face is a stranger who’ll do anything to hide their worst compulsions. The anxiety brings Danielle to her own therapist’s office, seeking counsel and comfort. But what is she willing to risk, and how much closer must she get, to stop them?

About me

My passion, my heart.

I’m a wife, mother of three beautiful daughters and I live in Calgary, Alberta. I’m an author, travelholic and I love to read, browse farmers markets and cuddle with my dog, Charlie.

Welcome to my world of passions – coffee and writing! Pull up a chair, top up your mug and let’s chat. We’ll discuss books, publishing and life – not always in that order!

Living a life with passion and pursuing dreams is a life well lived.

Have you read these?

NOVELS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

 

THE PATIENT

October 15, 2019

SAVING ABBY

May 2016

THE WORD GAME

November 2015

STILLWATER RISING

November 2014

THE MEMORY CHILD

March 2014

What People Are Saying

 

As John Ruskin said:
“All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.”

“[The Word Game] is extremely well written…Don’t be surprised if you can’t put this one down!”

Manhattan Book Review

The Patient proves Steena Holmes’s infinite ability to create a taut, smart, and darkly captivating story. A psychiatrist with a serial killer as a patient—but which one? Terrific—and irresistible.”

Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling author of The Murder List

“Reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, this novel has a feeling that will unsettle readers from the first page.”

Kirkus

Blog

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BLOG POSTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

The Pain of Grieving

Grief affects everyone differently, but one thing I know, all grief is real, regardless of the circumstance. A dear friend of mine, recently lost her husband. I can't begin to understand what she is dealing with or will continue to deal with, but my heart breaks for...

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An Author’s Secret Fear

From the moment a story idea blooms in our heart and plays out in our mind, there's a small thread of fear that takes seed in a place we don't want to acknowledge. Writing is hard. Publishing is even harder. If you were to ask your favorite author the part of the...

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