Welcome to my night gallery. Please explore with your eyes open and your wits about you. Here all breeds of monsters lurk, some friendly, some sad, some humorous, and others…well, just downright hostile. My goal is to explore the dark side of humanity and showcase the writers who share the same interest. The following pages will take you through my own work, my biography, links, Night to Dawn magazine, and to the individual authors who books are published under the NTD imprint. NIGHT TO DAWN MAGAZINE & BOOKS AT A GLANCE:

Tom Johnson and Michael De Stefano


Barbara Custer, Gerald Browning, Herald Kempka

Night to Dawn Books

Rod Marsden, JoAnna Senger, Pat McCain, and Rajeev Bhargava




The Litter: They kept to the shadows so no one would know they existed, and preyed on the nameless who no one would miss. Where did they come from, and who was protecting them? In a city that had seen every kind of savagery, they were something new, something more than murderous. And one woman who had thought she had lost everything there was to lose in life would soon find that nothing could possibly prepare her for what would come when she entered their world. You can find reviews, an excerpt, and ordering information here. Night to Dawn 27 will bring more zombie lore, plus work from two members of the Pennsylvania Bucks County Writers’ Group; also work by Marge Simon, Derek Muk, Rajeev Bhargava, Lee Clark Zumpe, Todd Hanks, Rod Marsden, Sandy DeLuca, Denny Marshall, and other contributors who specialize in horror / science fiction. You can find purchasing information here. Reservation Ravaged: It should have been easy. Hermione Daggert thinks she has arrived when the senior partner of Denning & Daggert gives her sole responsibility to handle a case for a local Indian tribe, the Kanache. The fact that…read more. coffin-hop2014advert-scarecrow

Night to Dawn participated in the Coffinhop Tour 10/24/14 to 10/31/14. These  were the following blogs I did:

 1. Book Spotlight Struck by Clarissa Johal 

2. Getting through Tough Edits

3. Why has Night to Dawn Gone to the Zombies?

4. Anne Michaud’s Hunter’s Trap

 5. Here There Be Skeletons


Writer’s Trial: The Synopsis (2/9/15): People have asked what I find most difficult about writing. Every job has an unpleasant aspect, and for me, writing the synopsis is the toughest. Basically, the synopsis is a summary of…read more. Is Amazon the Author’s Friend or Foe? (1/22/15): Some of my fellow scribes badmouth Amazon using words that would make my Mylar balloons cringe. Others view Amazon, Kindle and all, as a nice way to earn…read more. Before You Send Your Manuscript to the Printer (8/6/14): At my Mylar balloons’ encouragement, I got my refurbishment of Twilight Healer underway on July 24. Teresa Tunaley did a beautiful job with calligraphy on the lady-in-white front cover image (illustration by Dreamstime). Once I slapped together a new file with revised masthead, I’d have it up on Amazon within a few days, right? Wrongies….read more.  Hiring a Publicist…or Not: Part I (7/11/2014) Hiring a Publicist Part II: After the Contract (7/16/14) 

You can view the video trailer for Steel Rose here. Credits go to Cyrus Wraith Walker and his company, http://cyrusfictionproductions.bravehost.com.

Announcement: you may have noticed some blogs disappearing. They haven’t vanished. I moved them over to a new site where I’ll be posting reviews, promos, and my balloon escapades. Blog site: http://mylar409.livejournal.com/


written by Harold Kempka

Discarded Treasures brings you twenty-five dreadful shades of the dead, designed to provide you a horror fix at lunch, on a break, between classes, or perhaps a good scare to help you sleep. Visit an avant-garde art gallery where a new artist’s work will catch your eye; step into the morgue if you dare where “Ophelia” lies naked on a chilled stainless steel table awaiting her autopsy; stroll after hours through a dimly lit, exotic entomology exhibit of rare insects that are not from your neighborhood; visit a burned out cathedral or stop in a town preparing for a revival where both provide an opportunity to repent. Spend time with that relative who makes your skin crawl. Discarded Treasures takes you into dilapidated Victorians and on a walk through a park where a mother and child may be in danger by whatever is rustling the bushes. Of course when all is said and done, be a Samaritan and pick up the hitchhiker on the roadside up ahead while you head for home. Please, indulge yourself with Discarded Treasures, my friends; you have nothing to lose but your sanity, or your life.

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23 thoughts on “Welcome!

    1. cover’s great, and the book’s better. Steve and I both read it an we posted brief reviews on my goodreads site.

  1. Dearest Barbara
    Thank you so much for publishing my drawings in Night To Dawn (Issue 20). Its a wonderful magazine to be in. Quite beautiful. I am pleased as punch with it.
    Thank You Chris

  2. Hey Barbara,

    Love the new site, so much color and care that seems to have been put into this…and cannot wait for the rest to be moved over.


  3. All right! The new look of the website is looking awesome. Thanks for dumping that ugly green. This lighter yellow is a happier look, and friendlier greeting Page. I like it!

  4. Thanks so much – I just added my biography. There’s a lot of material to move yet but I’m getting there.

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