Best-Selling Author, Steena Holmes Focuses Book Tour on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
By Joanne Troppello
Best-selling author, Steena Holmes is currently on a five-month book tour with events booked in over forty bookstores across Canada. Steena released her thirtieth novel on April 1, 2018, The Forgotten Ones, which she wrote with the influence of her daughter in mind. Her main objective is to cultivate a mindfulness for mental health and suicide prevention.
For the past three years, Steena’s daughter has battled mental health issues and suicidal tendencies. Counseling and support played an integral role in helping Steena’s daughter and family deal with these issues. The family is sharing their story and speaking out about suicide prevention. In writing The Forgotten Ones, Steena had the opportunity to pour out her heart in the novel. Her book tour is dedicated to her daughter and focused on suicide prevention.
Fifty percent of print royalty sales for The Forgotten Ones will be donated to The LifeLine Canada Foundation. This registered non-profit organization is dedicated to cultivating positive mental health and suicide prevention in Canada and worldwide. As an accomplished, best-selling author, Steena is using her position to spread the message the best way she can.
About the Novel
Readers will be kept guessing as they are drawn into twists and turns in The Forgotten Ones. This thought-provoking thriller is sure to thrill readers and keep them on the edge of their seats.
Elle is a survivor. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain. It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets.
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.
As Elle’s past unfolds, so does the truth—if she can believe it. She must face the reasons for her inexplicable dread. As dark as they are, Elle must listen…before her grandfather’s death buries the family’s secrets forever.
About the Organization
The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) is a registered non-profit that endeavors to engage the global community to commit to positive mental health and suicide prevention in Canada and worldwide. They commit to reducing the stigma regarding mental health conditions and work to provide evidence-based resources and programs with a foundation of respect, integrity, and inclusion.
Readers can find more information at their website about their LifeLine Mobile App and Companion Paws initiatives. Their cutting-edge one-stop portal provides effective resources, guidance, educational information, and user-friendly tools. You can help to build awareness for “mental health resilience” by learning more about The LifeLine Canada Foundation today.
About the Author
Steena Holmes is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of titles including Saving Abby, Stillwater Rising, and The Memory Child.
Named in the Top 20 Women Author to read in 2015 by Good Housekeeping, she won the National Indie Excellence Award in 2012 for Finding Emma as well as the USA Book News Award for The Word Game in 2015.
Having her Author Brand featured repeatedly on sites such as Goodreads, BookBub, RedBook, and Goodhousekeeping, Steena is an authority on creating an effective author brand and has been invited to speak on the subject at various author forums around the world.
Steena is available for interviews, media appearances, speaking engagements, and/or book review requests. Please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Services by email or by phone at 403.464.6925.