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"Through his writing, Steven David Lampley bridges the gap between reality and fiction, creating a realm all his own."

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"Lampley's insightful and thought-provoking writings promise to leave an indelible mark on readers and establish him as a rising star in the world of literature."

Steven David Lampley is a distinguished bestselling author whose remarkable literary prowess is deeply rooted in his extensive background as a police officer and undercover SVU (Special Victims Unit) detective. With an unparalleled ability to read situations and people, Lampley's writing is infused with insights drawn from his multifaceted experiences in law enforcement, making him a phenomenal storyteller.

Lampley's journey as a police officer spans over two decades, during which he navigated the intricacies of human behavior across a diverse spectrum of situations. As an undercover SVU detective, he delved into the darkest corners of society, often encountering individuals and families in their most vulnerable moments. This firsthand exposure to the full spectrum of human emotions, from the depths of despair to the heights of joy, provided Lampley with a unique lens through which to view and interpret the human condition.

What sets Lampley apart is his innate ability to read people and situations, a skill honed by years of practical experience. His capacity to empathize and connect with individuals from all walks of life enriched his understanding of their struggles, hopes, and fears. Lampley's uncanny intuition allowed him to delve beyond the surface, uncovering the hidden layers of each story he encountered.

Lampley's remarkable ability to craft riveting stories is grounded in his intimate knowledge of the human psyche. His characters are not merely fictional constructs but rather reflections of the diverse individuals and families he encountered throughout his law enforcement career. By drawing on his experiences of witnessing both the horrors and triumphs of human existence, Lampley breathes life into his writing, making it relatable, poignant, and emotionally resonant.



You scourge, you thief of day's sunrise.

Beelzebub himself is not

As cold as you can be, my friend.

Be gone to hell, be gone to rot.

A restful night but wake to you.

To worry such, to fake concerns,

But there you are you curs'ed fool

To start my day 'till sense returns.


Steven David Lampley's poem "кортизол" beautifully captures the struggle of dealing with anxiety and stress in a poetic and evocative manner. The imagery of "scourge" and "thief of day's sunrise" vividly portrays the oppressive nature of cortisol, likening it to a malevolent force that steals the joy of each new day.

The use of biblical allusions, such as referencing Beelzebub, adds depth to the poem, emphasizing the severity of the emotional turmoil caused by cortisol. The plea for it to "be gone to hell, be gone to rot" resonates with anyone who has experienced the relentless grip of anxiety.

Despite the darkness of the subject matter, the poem also conveys a sense of resilience and determination to overcome. The speaker acknowledges the presence of cortisol in their life but resolves to push through until "sense returns." This message of perseverance in the face of adversity is both empowering and inspiring.

Overall, "кортизол" is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the internal battles we face and the strength we find within ourselves to confront them. Lampley's masterful use of language and imagery makes this poem a compelling and memorable piece of literature.

"Steven David Lampley's poetry delves deep into the human psyche, exploring themes of love, loss, and redemption with a raw and poignant honesty. Through vivid imagery and lyrical language, his work resonates with readers, inviting them to confront their own emotions and experiences in profound ways."

"Steven David Lampley's poetry is a testament to the power of words to heal, inspire, and uplift. His ability to capture the beauty and complexity of life in verse is truly awe-inspiring, and his work is sure to resonate with readers for generations to come."

"A master of narrative artistry, Lampley paints emotions

with his prose."

"Through his books, Lampley ignites a curiosity for the human condition."

"Steven David Lampley unveils

the unseen, inviting us to

explore the depths of

human emotions."

"In Lampley's books, every page is a journey into

the human psyche."

"With each story, Lampley extends an invitation to explore the corners of our souls, guided by his expert pen.  His literary voice a beacon of authenticity, resonating with readers seeking narratives that mirror reality."

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Steven is a Number One Best Selling Author and many of his other books are top ten best selling books in the fields of psychological and medical forensics as well as true crime and psychology.

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