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:
Writers, Know Your Bites 2/5/14: A while ago, I read someone’s manuscript describing the protagonist being dive-bombed and pecked by a crow. The mood promised shades of Hitchcock’s The Birds until the medics arrived. They took a look at the screaming woman’s wounds…read more.
The Balloon Experiment. (12/19/2013) The other day I stumbled across an article called “1000 Verbs to Write By.” Basically it lists common verbs and gives a list of stronger verbs, that is, verbs that show rather than tell the action. The “bad boy” verbs include…read more.
Healthcare Workers and Zombies (10/31/2013) Before I wrote Steel Rose and City of Brotherly Death, I wondered how healthcare workers would handle zombies. What would my role as a respiratory therapist entail in a zombie invasion? Let’s consider a brain-dead patient, someone whose heart still beats, but the lack of…read more.
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The Gunslinger’s Companion: Born into a band of roughneck migrants, Pablo Cordero spends his youth harvesting wheat under an unforgiving sun on the dusty plains of the Midwest. After witnessing the rape and subsequent death of his mother, and the slaying of a ruthless landowner, Pablo breaks free from the band and begins his unlikely ascension into society. There, he discovers the strength of his own spirit, and love that transcends the world.
Gunslinger’s Companion (Historical Fiction)
By Michael De Stefano
“Reminiscent of Steinbeck and Caldwell. The story of migrant workers in America, and a family’s desperate journey during dangerous times.”
The story begins when a family leaves Mexico before a civil war starts in their country, only to be enmeshed in America’s War Between the States. It follows the families as they experience suffering, rape, and a living hell in their adopted land, where evil begets them along their journey. The story focuses on Pablo Cordero, as he struggles to survive in a failing economy among violent people. Born of migrant parents working the wheat harvest across America, the hard men who follow the wheat crops can be cruel and uncaring of who they hurt.
Even though the story skips around, returning to past times, then back to the present, the author keeps the reader entertained. Pablo invents fantasies to tell his daughter and granddaughter, to cover up the harsh times. He tells them of sunrises and sunsets on Bagdad Beach in Matamoros, Mexico, and how magical the event is. What befalls them on their journey will make a strong man cry. Pablo holds on to his faith, though his life is the suffering of Job, never blaming God for his miseries. The reader will laugh at his humor, and then cry at his many losses. This is a novel reminiscent of Steinbeck and Caldwell, and should be read with a light heart for a gentle man and his family’s plight. The characters will mesmerize the readers. Highly recommended.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS: Tom and Ginger Johnson