“Gorgeously disturbing and endlessly surprising–an intense, thought-provoking, and riveting psychological puzzle of mind games.

 

THE PATIENT proves Steena Holmes’ 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 best-selling author of  THE MURDER LIST

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!

Branding with Intent

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THE FORGOTTEN ONES

Elle’s world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. Racked by grief, regrets, and a haunted conscience, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle: about her mother, an imaginary friend, and two strangers who came to the house one night and never left.

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
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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

“In The Memory Child, Steena Holmes explores motherhood, love, and the notion of who we really are, all of which adds up to a complex, character-driven story that packs a great punch.” 

Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life and The Theory of Opposites

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

Kirkus

Blog

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Trust Me: A Novel You WANT to Read

Normally when someone says 'trust me' you know right away you shouldn't. But when it comes to Hank Phillips Ryan...you don't need to worry. I really want to tell you about this book I have LOVED and how it's on sale...but I don't want you to miss out of the important information at the bottom either... Trust Me is one of those reads you'll want to do in one sitting - but won't be able to because there's so much going on your brain will need to catch up. I forced myself to slow down as I turned...

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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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