Stef Ann Holm standing at the lanai of the Moana Surfrider Westin Resort on Oahu.

Stef Ann Holm is a USA Today bestselling author of twenty-three traditionally published romances, and a novella included in a NY Times bestselling anthology. A two-time RITA finalist, several of her titles have sold to the Doubleday book club as well as audio, large print and foreign imprints. She’s been awarded multiple RT Book Reviews awards. 

After a hiatus from writing romance novels, Stef Ann has completed a Women’s Historical Fiction novel inspired by actual events. The new book was born from a conversation she had with a retired Boise couple. His grandmother (a sorority housemother) at Salem, Oregon’s Willamette University, along with some of her girls, made the trip to Hawaii to cheer their football team in a bowl game on December 6, 1941. They stayed at the Moana Hotel in Honolulu. The following morning, Pearl Harbor was bombed, signaling a turning point in WWII. The military hospital asked the sorority to help with the wounded, and the football players were issued rifles to patrol Waikiki Beach. Their return to the mainland seemed impossible. 

To watch a short documentary about the real people who experienced the beginning of WWII while on Oahu, visit this link at the Willamette University.