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

NYT & 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!

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MONTHLY NOTES FROM STEENA

IT'S A BUSY NOVEMBER...

Can you believe we’re through the first week of November? Life has a way of becoming a little crazy and before you know it, the year is up!

I want to start off by saying thank you for all your support during the launch of The Patient! I really hope you all love the story as much I do! If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet – I believe it’s still free for Amazon Prime members and for those who are subscribed to Kindle Unlimited.

What I’m reading:

I just finished The Silent Ones by K.L. Slater. It’s a story of 2 girls and one horrendous crime that caught me unaware as I read. There were so many layers to this story, layers I thought I understood but really didn’t. The way the author wove the idea of destructive family secrets was compelling and I thoroughly enjoyed the read! Have you read it?

I also finished the audio book of The Institute by Stephen King and am just about to start Margret Atwood’s latest: The Testaments.

 

What’s Happening:

Other than packing for my upcoming Reader Trip and planning a new one…(Chocolate Cruise January 2021)… stay tuned for more details!

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

news | from my heart | deals | book reviews.

So, I’ve been thinking…

In just a little over a month, I'm headed to Amsterdam for my first ever Reader Trip. It's an all-inclusive 8 day river cruise with Scenic touring the Christmas Markets in from Holland to Switzerland. It's going to be amazing! My husband and youngest daughter will be joining me and we're going to go a little early so we can spend time with my middle daughter (my oldest will be holding the fort and taking care of the pups...she's more than happy being a home body and not traveling the...

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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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5 Steps to Changing How You Write

For years I believed I could only write one way. I believed my brain worked better between certain hours, using one specific writing program and that it took me a certain length to write a book. Sound familiar? 6 months ago my writing scheduled changed due to life. I...

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