Boutique Publisher Discovers and Brings to Light Transformative Novels and Non-fiction Books.



Boutique publisher, Bright Lights Press, features Pulitzer-Prize winning authors, influential columnists, and esteemed and beloved writers.

The novel, Benjamin East, by Jonathan Freedman will debut in August, 2014. This month, on March 10, 2014, Jonathan will speak at the City College of San Francisco, 3:00-4:30pm about his latest novel, as well as his 1987 Putlizer Prize winning piece in the San Diego Tribune which is still having ripple effects on U.S. immigration reform. For information contact:

Len Filppu's Prime Time Dads was published in 2013 to rave reviews, including Larry King. Len continues to make media appearances throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


Bright Lights Press brings to light works that inspire personal transformation. Authors published through Bright Lights Press include:

Michele Gibson - An award-winning writer whose work has appeared in publications as diverse as the Palo Alto Weekly and the Encyclopedia of Telecommunications. In her latest project, Michele has studied over 300 books on writing and picked out the best 50 to share with you in The Writer's Reader: Advice from the 50 Best Books on Writing.

Jonathan Freedman - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and mentor. As a young man, he wrote a novel, Benjamin East, about a rambunctious old entrepreneur called Benny the Dreamer. Life intervened and Jonathan put the novel in a drawer for 28 years. Now that he's approaching Benjamin's age and life challenges, the story speaks to him about love and hope. It will speak to you too.

Len Filppu - Author of PRIME TIME DADS: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife Fatherhood. A regular blogger for Huffington Post Parents, Len has written screenplays, served as a press secretary to Jimmy Carter, worked as a communications executive in Silicon Valley, and helped produce a low budget rock 'n roll horror movie. But the best thing that he ever did was become a first-time father in midlife.

Interested in Getting Published?

Bright Lights Press will be accepting proposals for new works fitting the motif of "transformation" during the month of September, 2014. We are looking for non-fiction "how to" works or novels featuring a protagonists who undergo positive change through hard work and perseverance. Submission guidelines should be online on June 1, 2014.


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