New, Five-Star Review of The Boulevard Trial and Happy Belated Oktoberfest!

Happy Friday, everyone!

I am honored and humbled to receive this new, five-star review of The Boulevard Trial!

The reviewer says, in part, “What I so enjoyed about this book is that this is a great legal thriller, one of my favorite genres, but it is also a story of families and women. Highly recommend if you are looking for a good read!”

Read the full review, and others, here.

Spread the word! Enjoy your weekend!

Peace and inspiration,


p.s. Prost to all celebrating Oktoberfest!




IAWA Featured Reading this Saturday, Oct. 13th at The Sidewalk Cafe and Upcoming Chapbook Publication from Finishing Line Press

Greetings everyone!

Hope this finds you well and enjoying the slowly approaching autumn.
I am excited to feature once again with the Italian American Writers Association this Saturday, October 13th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Sidewalk Cafe (94 Avenue A @6th St.). I am honored to co-feature alongside playwright Elizabeth Primamore and will be reading selections from my upcoming chapbook, The Psyche Trials (Finishing Line Press). A great open mic starts before the featured readings.
Looking ahead, I will be sending along a link during the pre-sale period for The Psyche Trials once it becomes available from Finishing Line Press. We need feminist poetry and solidarity more than ever these days, which my chapbook embodies through its collection of my personal yet universal love poems.
Thank you for all your support!
Peace and inspiration,

Our country and a New Five-Star Review of The Boulevard Trial

As our country braces itself for Monday’s testimony before the Senate by one woman whose patriotism and bravery  are inexorably linked with the status of women’s rights for generations to come, let us lift her up in unyielding solidarity.

One of the major themes in my novel, The Boulevard Trial, is solidarity with and among women. I am proud to see that readers have continued to enjoy what I set out to do, in particular as expressed in this new five-star review of The Boulevard Trial.

The reviewer states, “Excellent page turner. Read like a thriller. Loved the character development of the three main females as well as the mother daughter relationship story line.”

Solidarity is achievable if we practice it every day. Indeed, our rights and futures depend on it.

I stand with Christine Blasey Ford.

Peace and inspiration,



New 5-Star Review of The Boulevard Trial!

Greetings everyone,

I hope you had an inspired weekend. I would like to share the latest 5-star review of my novel, The Boulevard Trial in which the reviewer says, in part, “Couldn’t put it down!” 

Get your copy of this “Page Turner From Start to Finish!” which is available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle.

Spread the word!

Peace and inspiration,



New poem, “Zoetrope Sky”, in First Literary Review-East

Hello everyone,

After enjoying two days listening to some of the best poetry NYC has to offer at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island, I was thrilled to learn that my own poem about climate change, “Zoetrope Sky” has been published today in First Literary Review-East! I was just talking with someone today about the reality that nature will have the last word against those who deny the very real threat of climate change. I hope you enjoy reading my poem and will share it far and wide!

Peace and inspiration always,





Amazon Book Promo Code today July 17th!

Hey there, Book Lovers!

Stock up on summer reading with this amazing book promo that Amazon is running today until just before midnight! It says, “Use promo code PRIMEBOOKS18 to save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 or more on Books offered by”

If you’re interested in a “Page-Turner From Start-to-Finish” legal thriller, buy your copy of 5-star The Boulevard Trial as part of your book order from today!

Spread the word!

Review of The Boulevard Trial on Compulsive Reader

I awoke with the joy of seeing that poet Karen Corinne Herceg‘s brilliant review of my novel, The Boulevard Trialhas also been featured on Compulsive Reader!

The opening lines of Karen’s review assert, “In clear, often compelling prose, Stephanie Laterza’s debut novel, The Boulevard Trial, offers us a contemporary story of moral dilemmas, confused intentions and missed connections that frequently result in disappointing resolutions and, at times, even tragic consequences. The traumas of the novel’s characters bleed into their ongoing personal experiences like an unchecked, gaping wound.”

Eternal gratitude to Karen and Compulsive Reader!