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When I was in high school back in the 1970s, I weaned on Dracula and Dark Shadows, and have always enjoyed a good horror or science fiction flick. I did not begin writing until 1990, when a college professor encouraged me to try writing to help process my grief over my mother's death. A Stephen King fan, I began with horror fiction, and work through my grief I did, for many of my protagonists were grieving over deceased parents.
My horror and science fiction short stories have appeared in The Vampire's Crypt, Alien Worlds, Detective Mystery Stories, The Ultimate Unknown, and other small press magazines. Night to Dawn published some of my tales before the former editor retired. I've been editing the magazine for the last four years.
My first novel, Twilight Healer, has gone through three printings. I've worked full time as a respiratory therapist over thirty years. In City of Brotherly Death and my other tales, I brought my medical background to the printed page, blending it with supernatural horror. Happily, the hospital where I've worked treats patients much better than the ones featured in my stories. That also goes for the nursing homes, for the most part. Sad to say, some of the abuses described have really happened, although I've taken artistic license to conceal identities.
I've begun publishing books through the Night to Dawn imprint. Tom Johnson's Savage Land of Jur enjoyed a four-star review. You can check out the Night to Dawn books available on www.bloodredshadow.com by going to the link for authors' names on the bottom of the page. I've been pretty active in the authors' online and in-person communities such as Horror Writers Association, twitter.com, www.facebook.com, WorldFictionWriters, and others. To read my blog or find out more about me and my projects, stop by at
www.bloodredshadow.com
www.facebook.com/barbara.custer
I live in Pennsylvania with my husband Michael. Like many of my characters, I enjoy collecting Mylar balloons. To contact me, e-mail me at barbara.custer@aol.com and put Night to Dawn on the subject line.

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Late Night Campfire Chillers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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The Aztec demon is unleashed. The green bottle is his “trick.” They’re his bait.
Savage Land of Jur
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,930. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Trapped in the Jurassic period of Earth’s predawn, Ron and Odette search for the Ancient Ones and a time portal that will return them to their own time. But even as they encounter an Ancient One, more danger threatens them in the savage world of Jur.
Jur: A Story of Pre Dawn Earth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A young French girl disappears in the jungles of Africa in the early 1930s. A young American adventurer hears about the missing girl and goes in search of her, only to follow her through a time portal, where they end up in the Jurassic period of Earth's prehistory.
Life Raft: Earth
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Trittonite Chibale warns Natalie Springer that an exploding star heading toward Earth will incinerate the planet. After lengthy negotiations with politicians, he and his pilots organize a fleet of ships to pull the Earth away from the exploding star’s path, an endeavor fraught with danger.


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  • The Metamorphosis of Timothy Dunn on Oct. 31, 2011

    Timothy Dunn reads nicely. Timothy is a well drawn character, and the story made a great page-turner. I would strongly recommend it from anyone who loves science fiction.