The Free Lance-Star reviews TRoE

Nicholas Addison Thomas of The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg reviews Lara Stapleton’s The Ruin of Everything:

“It’s easy to see why Lara Stapleton has won several awards for her writing. Few authors can explore the human condition with such force that it raises eyebrows and stirs the soul simultaneously.

“Find out for yourself by reading her new book, “The Ruin of Everything,” a short story collection anchored in musings about biracial identities, brokenness and the comic chaos of modern life.”

Read the article here.

TRoE in The News International

Lara Stapleton’s The Ruin of Everything is reviewed in The News International, Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper! Gratitude to author and book critic Moazzam Sheikh.

“In Lara Stapleton’s The Ruin of Everything, stories dealt with issues of bifurcated identities and self-confidence or the lack thereof in the lives of Filipino Americans and how they negotiate their conflicting, slippery claims on the New York and/or Manila states of mind.”

SHELLBACK One of the Best Books of 2021!


Courageous, insightful, and unsettling poems about war and family ties.

Kirkus Reviews

San Mateo, 17 December 2021 — Paloma Press proudly shares that Kirkus Reviews has named Jeanne-Marie Osterman’s Shellback one of the Best Books of 2021! The announcement was made in the December 15 issue of Kirkus Reviews Magazine. Shellback has also earned a Kirkus Star four months after it was released on February 1st.

Jeanne-Marie Osterman is the author of There’s a Hum (Finishing Line Press) and All Animals Want the Same Things, winner of the Slipstream Press 34th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared in Borderlands, New Ohio Review, Cathexis Northwest, 45th Parallel Magazine, and elsewhere. A Pushcart-nominated poet, Osterman is finalist for the 2018 Joy Harjo Poetry Award and 2017 Levis Prize in Poetry. She is poetry editor for Cagibi, a journal of prose and poetry.

One to One with Sheryl McCarthy & Lara Stapleton

Sheryl McCarthy, journalist and host of “One to One,” interviews Lara Stapleton! The show will be streamed on CUNY TV on the following dates:

Here are all of the air times (Eastern Time):
Tuesday, December 7 – 9:00pm
Thursday, December 9 – 6:00am, 12:00pm
Saturday, December 11 – 8:00pm
Sunday, December 12 – 8:00am

CUNY TV airs on these channels in NYC:
Spectrum/Optimum 75 | RCN 77 | Verizon FiOS 30 | Digital Antenna 25.3