Stuart Tower's Branko
recieved a 2014 1st place award for Historic
fiction. For more info click here: BRANKO AND THE WAYFARERS
Happy New Year. The website
enhancement is complete and new photographic
portals will be added soon.
In other news, attention is being garnered by
Stuart Tower's new novel, Branko (cited
in the previous News Byte below). Read about the
novel and the "Herculean effort" that
brought this sweeping historical novel to the
marketplace in the Lighthouse Press, LLC Press
Release about STUART TOWER'S RETURN TO
Please bear with us while the web
site is being updated. Minor changes to layout
are being made and the Camera One Portal is being
enhanced with the option of full screen photos,
regardless of your browser's window size. Check
out the progress as site pages are being
converted every day.
In other news, DL Tolleson has been involved in
the production of Stuart Tower's recently
published historical novel, Branko. To
purchase the novel online, visit AMAZON.COM.
DLTolleson.com goes through
another re-design, this time incorporating
Last years's e-book, Socials, is soon to
be released as a print edition followed by a 4th
edition of The Gray Stopgap.
Socials, a novella by DL
Tolleson, debuted just after Christmas.
"It's a love story," Tolleson remarked.
"Or rather, a learning about
love story. When we're at the most intense
heights of passion or depths of despair, love is
at its best when working in the background of our
lives. This is my way of explaining that
Offered exclusively at the web site of The
Lighthouse Press, Inc, Socials is the
first e-book novella for both the publisher and
To purchase and immediately download CLICK HERE FOR SOCIALS.
In other news: The North Texas Daily,
has moved it's online home to a new server and
archived stories are not yet available--including
the review of The Gray Stopgap that is
linked further down in this newsfeed. The
publication assures us this will be remedied in
the coming months.
The DL Tolleson web site expands
and now offers online fiction and non-fiction
reading material, an author blog on contemporary
issues, news, film reviews and even guest
Take a look around and let us know what you
$500 for The Gray Stopgap on Amazon.com?
Is that for real and are we crazy? Get the
detailed answer by clicking the About
Tolleson link on the left side of this
page (and in theQ&A section
at the Tolleson page on this web site
The college newspaper of DL
Tolleson's alma mater ran a review of The
Gray Stopgap some years ago and we only now
have stumbled accross it. Making comparisons to
Ian Fleming's James Bond and Bret Easton Ellis', American
Psycho the review touches on Tolleson's use
of "babes, cool toys, horrific scenes and a
love story." Described as having melodrama
"at its finest" the novel is, the
review sums up, a "thrilling plot" with
"intense action" and realism. Whew,
what a reviewand that's just the highlights
of the review in the NORTH TEXAS DAILY.
The Lighthouse Press, Inc.
launched an experiment at the end of 2006. The
test was whether author DL Tolleson could be
linked to five specific target individuals though
chains of five intermediary acquaintances. As an
incentive to experiment participants, free copies
of The Gray Stopgap and Stuart Tower's The
Wayfarers were offered.
You can read about the experiment at the
publisher's web page, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATON
DLTolleson.com is redesigned.
A publication of the University
of North Texas gives a nod of recognition to The
Gray Stopgap in THE NORTH TEXAN.
A publication of the Tarrant
County College District (in Fort Worth, Texas),
runs a feature regarding DL Tolleson in THE
The online edition of the feature is available
via the February 11 2004 archive or a word search
for "DL Tolleson" at THE COLLEGIAN.
The Gray Stopgap
receives a third "staff recommendation"
from a Barnes & Noble bookstore, this one on
University Drive in the TCU area near downtown
Fort Worth, Texas.
For international readers:
A site-wide update, new e-mail
links, sequel news, movie news and more from
Tolleson are here.
While admittedly old news, online
press releases regarding Staff Recommendations
for The Gray Stopgap at Barnes &
Noble bookstores recently found their way onto
"The Ezine.Net" website.
Independent booksellers receive
word that, "Yes, a sequel is in the
works!" in this promotional LIGHTHOUSE
The 2003 Book Expo was held in
California at the Los Angeles Convention Center
May 29 through June 1. In attendance were
Publishers, agents, editors, screen agents,
producers, celebrities and over 650 authors
While Tolleson did not attend the Expo, the
Lighthouse Press and his Hollywood Publicist
represented him. For a look back, read the June
2003 blog entry at 2003 ARCHIVE
The Lighthouse Press, Inc.
announces that The Gray Stopgap has
doubled its on-line presence from 10 to over 20
bookstores and retailers.
If you're in the movie industry
The Lighthouse Press, Inc offers a number of
fresh, new titles for script adapatation. Contact
us via our WEB SITE.
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER
The Lighthouse Press targets over
750 independent booksellers with announcements
regarding The Gray Stopgap.
The Lighthouse Press invites you
to read and post reviews at the Internet's
premiere bookstore, Amazon.com.
The Gray Stopgap
receives a second "staff
recommendation" from a Barnes & Noble
bookstore, this one at Third and Commerce in
downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
The Gray Stopgap
receives a "staff recommendation" at a
Barnes & Noble in Richardson, Texas (located
on Plano Road).
APRIL 27th - 28th
DL Tolleson attends the Los
Angeles Times Festival of Books in California.
140,000 people visit the 2002 Festival, which is
host to numerous well-known authors, including
Steve Martin, Mary Higgins Clark, and Ray
The Gray Stopgap is
available internationally with listings on 4 of
the overseas Amazon.com stores.
Lighthouse Press announces that The
Gray Stopgap is available from bookstores
and from over 10 on-line retailers.
The Lighthouse Press publishes The
Gray Stopgap, one of their first