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NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author - Steena is the author of the heart wrenching Finding Emma series.

Her latest novel - LIES WE TELL OURSELVES - is out October 2020.

The Word Game was included in the Top 20 Novels to be Written by Women in 2015 by Good Housekeeping. The Word Game also won the 2015 USA Books Award for Best Fiction and her novel, The Memory Child was a finalist in the same category.

Steena Holmes grew up in a small town in Canada and holds a Bachelors degree in Theology.

In 2012 she received the Indie Excellence Award. Holmes was inspired to write Finding Emma after experiencing a brief moment of horror when she’d thought her youngest daughter was missing.

She currently lives in Calgary with her husband and three daughter
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Steena Holmes Currently I'm writing Before the Storm - a prequel to Stillwater Rising - which I hope readers will enjoy.…moreCurrently I'm writing Before the Storm - a prequel to Stillwater Rising - which I hope readers will enjoy.(less)
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“How do you say goodbye to someone you barely know?”
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“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking. —Helen Rice”
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“Our minds are a mystery. We all handle tragedy differently.”
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