Joseph A. Pinto

#barflypoet & author of dark fiction

I‘m making this holiday season PURPLE! From now until January 1, 2015, ALL proceeds from my book DUSK AND SUMMER will be donated to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research! Purchase a paperback copy of DUSK AND SUMMER and YOU will be eligible to win a $30 gift card from Amazon. Purchase an eBook …

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Who doesn’t love horror?  Who doesn’t love sex?  I see that smile across your face, so maybe you have the same thing on your mind as I did when I wrote ‘Plastic.’ ‘Plastic‘ originally appeared in the Masters of Horror: Damned If You Don’t anthology back in 2010.  It was a story I wrote just …

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When I came across the call for Sirens Call Publications’ ‘Mental Ward: Stories from the Asylum‘ anthology, I eagerly jumped on it.  How could I not spin a tale about what goes on behind the walls of madness? One thing I have learned about my own writing is that anything I may have planned might …

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I wrote ‘Memorial” in response to an anthology call from Sirens Call Publications for ‘Twisted Realities: Of Myth and Monstrosity’.  The premise intrigued me; a collection of tales exploring mythology from any culture, transformed into a modern-day horror.  Mythology, primarily Greek mythology, has transfixed me since I had my first taste of it as a …

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“Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed” a new anthology from Sirens Call Publications “It’s only a dream, there’s nothing to be frightened of!”  As a child, how many times did you hear those words? Or how many times did you wish to hear them? Take a step back into the minds of the twelve authors who …

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