Get to Know Me
I'm Steena, and I live in San Antonio, Texas with my family. I'm a devoted mom of two energetic children.
Having performed as a singer and dancer most of my life, has influenced me to write. Through performance, I have always been a storyteller at heart. While on tour as a vocalist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, I kept a journal, and jotted thoughts and experiences. I knew I wanted turn some of my adventures into stories. I have been writing children's stories ever since.
Growing up in a Mexican-American home, I'm also deeply connected to family and culture. I continue to draw from these experiences as I write.
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University, and a TEA teacher certification to teach Theatre Arts (K-12). Most days, you can find me curled up in a cozy spot, reading a book with my kids.
I'm an active member of SCBWI, Storyteller Academy, Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge, and San Antonio Writers’ Guild.