Trilogy of the Dead

Trilogy of the Dead

by Barbara Custer

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Trilogy of the Dead by Barbara Custer

Trilogy of the Dead contains three short stories involving a vampire, zombies, and a revenant with unfinished business. The opening story, “Rebirth,” tells a poignant tale of a bullied teenage girl grieving over the murder of her mother. In “Homes for the Dead,” an ill-tempered homeowner’s association manager gets her comeuppance when the residents in her development confront her. A sickly, elderly woman in “Roses for Elaine” seeks to escape sordid conditions at a nursing home. Who will help her? All three stories provide samples of my brand of horror. Collectively, about 8,500 words.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014596121
Publisher: Night to Dawn Magazine & Books
Publication date: 07/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 28 KB

About the Author

Since her high school days, Barbara has enjoyed a good scary flick whether it involved traditional monsters or invading aliens. She fantasized about composing such tales, but the writing didn’t begin until 1990, when a college professor encouraged her to try writing as a way to grieve over her mother’s death. A Stephen King fan, she began with horror fiction, and it enabled her to turn over her grief. Most of her protagonists grieve over deceased parents. Her horror and science fiction short stories have appeared in numerous small press magazines. She later moved on to science fiction and dark fantasy novels to appeal to a wider audience.
Night to Dawn published some of her work before the former editor retired. She’s been editing the magazine since 2004.
Her first novel, Twilight Healer, has gone through three printings. Author Tom Johnson collaborated with Barbara on an anthology, Blood Moons and Nightscapes. The anthology ran for three years. Last year, Tom and Barbara collaborated on Alien Worlds and Starship Invasions, also short stories collections. By the end of this year, she plans to release Steel Rose, a book featuring a young woman whose search for a cure leads her to a romance with a Kryszka alien and a battle against zombies.
In most of her tales, Barbara brings her background as a respiratory therapist to the printed page, blending it with supernatural horror. With “Death’s Dividend” and “One Last Favor,” the political elephant appears in the room that is the health care crisis. Her medical training provided the technology and grist for the written pages in these tales. Alas, she fears that the political elephant will turn into the monster it becomes in these stories if Congress doesn’t address it now.
Barbara lives in Pennsylvania. When she’s not working on my projects, she’s shopping for Mylar balloons or enjoying a great fright flick.

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