News & Reviews


Dallas' exonerees look to each other for support
    February 16, 2011 | Austin American-Statesman  | view story

Dallas DNA exonerees to tell stories at Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinneys
    January 19, 2011 |  | view story

Editorial: A Joy to Be Free

    January 16, 2011   |    |  view story

Book Shows How DNA Exonerated Men
    January 14, 2011   |    |  view article and video

Book Review by the San Francisco Book Review
    January 8, 2011   |    |  view article



The authors’ writing has an almost musical quality, as if the stories were intended for recitation. The authors do not wish to altogether upset the legal system or unsettle the social structures that brought about these twelve injustices; rather, they modestly “attempt to listen to and gain a glimpse into” what twelve wrongly convicted men “held onto when they were tested in ways that would crush most people.” Read entire review.
Southern Literary Review | March 2011

"The numbers are staggering. The statistics are sobering. TESTED isn't about the numbers. It's about the lives and stories of twelve men who were wrongly convicted. What seems genuinely surprising throughout is that the men retain their inner strength without giving in to bitterness or despair. But even as Peyton Budd retells the men's stories, those staggering numbers still manage to haunt."
    San Francisco Book Review  |  January 2011

TESTED is a fine read, and a strong addition to any social issues collection.”

    Midwest Book Review  |  December 2010

Editor’s Choice Highlighted Title

    Independent Publisher (IP)   |  December 2010

Hilary Swank applauds exonerees featured in the new book TESTED and authors Dori Budd and Peyton Budd, seen here on the red carpet at the LA premiere of Conviction.
(Photos Copyright 2010 Todd Williamson)


TESTED: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held Onto Hope
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Sunday, April 17, 2011
Radio Appearance - The Word Network Radio Show

Dori and a couple of the men have a radio appearance on The Word Network Radio Show with Pastor San Fenceroy – KWRD 100.7 FM.

The show is called "Vision & Truth Live" and it will be on from 9 pm – 10 pm.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
DayStar Deliverance Ministries

Dori and some of the men will speak at the DayStar Deliverance Ministries and all churches are invited to attend. The Church is located at 635 West Campbell Road Suite 201 Richardson, Texas 75080.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Aledo United Methodist Church
6:30 pm, 7:30 pm Reception & Book Signing
Dori and some of the men will speak at Aledo United Methodist Church, located at 100 Pecan, Aledo, TX. Dori and the men speak at 6:30 and then at 7:30 they will move into the Chapel for a reception and book signing.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Faith Voice on Justice evening program
7 pm – 9 pm
Northhaven United Methodist Church
11211 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Dori and 2 or 3 men

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Ladies Roundtable
6 pm – 8 pm
Garland Convention Center
1906 East Miller Road
Garland, TX 75041

For more information on tickets, contact Jennifer at:


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