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THIS UNNAMED GEOLOGICAL formation is the likely result of wind, rain and time eroading away surface material to expose what at one time would have lava (magma) that had cooled and solidified. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
COMING INTO OR out of the Chisos Mountains, this is the northwest view and is several miles south of Panther Junction and the headquarters for Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THE CLARET CUP is covered in barbed spines and blooms a reddish, cup-shaped flower from about April to June or July in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THIS VIEW FROM a formation called, “The Window,” looks out from the westside of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
INDIAN HEAD MOUNTAIN and its southern region offers this “leaning” wall of geology at the western boundary of Big Bend National Park. The rocks of the foreground are boulders ranging from man-sized on up. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
MASSIVE AND TOWERING, this wall of the geology is at least a couple of hundrend feet high and situated in the Indian Head area of Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
WIDE-OPEN PANORAMAS and mountainous terrain such as this are routine along roadside in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THE SOUTHWEST SIDE of the Chisos Mountains, also known as the Chisos Mountain Basin and home to the lodge in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2011 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A FALLEN TREE is an impassable barrier in an otherwise debris-free dry riverbed in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
INDIGENOUS TO TEXAS, New Mexico and Arizona, Javelinas in Big Bend National Park genetically differ from swine. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
LOST MINE TRAIL in Big Bend National Park, looking southward over Juniper Canyon, the Chisos Mountain’s Northeast Rim and into Mexico. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A TREE SILHOUETTED against the night sky as seen from Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
THIS VIEW EAST of a volcano is an illusion of the setting sun streaming through the Chisos Basin area behind Casa Grande Peak in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
WRIGHT MOUNTAIN in background at Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A VIEW WESTWARD after sundown from the Indian Head area of Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved.
A CAMERA COMPENSATION for the limited light after sundown provides this view westward from the Indian Head area of Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson/Camera One. All Rights Reserved.
SANTA ELENA CANYON after sunset, as seen from the Chimneys in Big Bend National Park. Copyright © 2010 by DL Tolleson/Camera One. All Rights Reserved.

May 5, 2019

•   9 months, 1 week and 3 days—that was the gestation necessary in converting the DLTolleson.com website to a new format. Utilizing responsive web design via cascading style sheets this site is now more user friendly on a variety of devices and window/screen sizes (smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, etc.). Newly introduced is the Compendium, featuring links to the site’s content as well as selected pieces at the author’s social media presence on Facebook.

September 2, 2016

•   The 4th edition (3rd revised print) of The Gray Stopgap is now available.

•   Literature icon, author Piers Anthony, weighs in on The Gray Stopgap with his own review. Look for the second paragraph in his newsletter on the web site of Piers Anthony.

•   Which version of The Gray Stopgap do you have? See the novel’s Edition History.

August 31, 2016

•   The Lighthouse Press releases the Kindle e-book edition of The Gray Stopgap (a conversion of the 4th edition 3nd revised printing), now available a Amazon.com.

March 30, 2016

•   The Lighthouse Press, issues a security advisory for customers looking to read an e-book version of DL Tolleson’s techno-thriller, The Gray Stopgap. Be advised that offers of a free pdf download are scams. For more info see the Security Advisory.

March 24, 2016

•   As of March 22, the 4th edition (2nd revised printing) of The Gray Stopgap is released in hardcover. Order at or through your local book store or online.

March 22, 2016

•   The Lighthouse Press releases the Kindle e-book edition of The Gray Stopgap, a conversion of the 4th edition (2nd revised printing), now available at Amazon.com.

March 1, 2016

•   The 4th edition of The Gray Stopgap is published and available in a limited release hardcover. Order at or through your local book store or online.

February 2016

•   The release of The Gray Stopgap in hardcover is scheduled for March 1, 2016. See the News Release.

•   The DLTolleson.com web site migrated to a sub-domain of The Lighthouse Press, but site visitors can still use the URL, www.DLTolleson.com.

•   Also see the new site entry page for the publisher at TheLighthousePress.com.

•   And checkout the publisher's social media presence on Facebook.

December 2015

•   News regarding the hard cover release of The Gray Stopgap is coming soon.

December 2014

•   Click the Camera One navigation link atop this page to see the new image portal. Arising out of a 2011 visit to Big Bend National park, the photography and associated narratives are now online. Included are images of the Red Buffalo rock art by Native American Indians.

May 2014

•   Stuart Tower’s Branko received a 2014 1st place award for Historic fiction. For more information see The Lighthouse Press news release about the Branko/Wayfarers Documentary.

January 2014

•   Happy New Year. The web site 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 news below). Read about the novel and the “Herculean effort” that brought this sweeping historical novel to the marketplace in the publisher's news release about Stuart Tower's Return to Bookstores.

November 2013

•   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.

March 2011

•   DLTolleson.com goes through another re-design, this time incorporating photography.

March 2010

•   Socials, a novella by DL Tolleson, debuted just after Christmas and as a short term product test for publisher, The Lighthouse Press, Inc. Offered exclusively at the web site of The Lighthouse Press, Socials is the first e-book novella for both the publisher and the author. Read the News Release.

•   In other news: The North Texas Daily, has moved its online home to a new server and archived stories are not yet available—including the review of The Gray Stopgap. The publication assures us this will be remedied

June 2009

•   The DL Tolleson web site expands and now offers online fiction and non-fiction reading material, an author blog on contemporary issues, news and a few film reviews. Take a look around and let us know what you think.

•   $500 for The Gray Stopgap on Amazon.com? Is that amount for real and are we crazy? Get the details by clicking the “About” link atop this page and look for the second question and answer in the Q&A section.

January 2008

•   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 review— and that’s just the highlights of the review in the North Texas Daily.

June 2007

•   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 Separation.

April 2005

•   DLTolleson.com is redesigned.

May 2004

•   A publication of the University of North Texas gives a nod of recognition to The Gray Stopgap in The North Texan.

•   The North Texan web page referenced above is also preserved (with images) at Web.Archive.Org.

February 2004

•   A publication of the Tarrant County College District (in Fort Worth, Texas), runs a feature regarding DL Tolleson in The Collegian.

January 2004

•   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. Read the News Release.

December 2003

•   A site-wide update, new e-mail links, sequel news, movie news and more from Tolleson are here.

October 2003

•   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.

August 2003

•   The Lighthouse Press mails promotional memo to independent booksellers that, “Yes, a sequel is in the works!”

June 2003

•   The 2003 Book Expo was held in California at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29th through June 1st. In attendance were Publishers, agents, editors, screen agents, producers, celebrities and over 650 authors. While Tolleson did not attend the Expo, his Hollywood Publicist and The Lighthouse Press represented him. For a look back, read the 2003 Archived Blog For June.

February 2003

•   The Lighthouse Press, Inc. announces that The Gray Stopgap has doubled its on-line presence from 10 to over 20 bookstores and retailers.

January 2003

•   If you’re in the movie industry The Lighthouse Press, Inc offers a number of fresh, new titles for script adaptation. Contact them via Our Web Site

October/November 2002

•   The Lighthouse Press targets over 750 independent booksellers with announcements regarding The Gray Stopgap.

August 2002

•   The Lighthouse Press invites you to read and post reviews at the Internet’s premiere bookstore, Amazon.com.

June/July 2002

•   The Gray Stopgap receives a second “staff recommendation” from a Barnes & Noble bookstore, this one at Third and Commerce in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Read the News Release.

May/June 2002

•   The Gray Stopgap receives a “staff recommendation” at a Barnes & Noble in Richardson, Texas (located on Plano Road). Read the News Release.

April 27—28, 2002

•   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 Bradbury.

March 2002

•   The Gray Stopgap is available internationally with listings on 4 of the overseas Amazon.com stores.

February 2002

•   The Lighthouse Press announces that The Gray Stopgap is available from bookstores and from over 10 on-line retailers.

January 2002

•   The Lighthouse Press publishes The Gray Stopgap, one of their first “techno-thrillers.”