Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

So what makes my book ‘A Distilled Spirit’ unique? It’s written so you, the reader, can experience a long night out on the town with me. Each chapter a bit more reflective in its prose, a bit darker and distressing as the evening unfolds. And the drinks flow… I’d like to pour you an excerpt …

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Blame it on the scotch… #barflypoet #adistilledspirit #josephapinto ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar‘ now ready for consumption at: Amazon paperback: goo.gl/31Zp1i Amazon kindle ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079J536ZC Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26 UK Amazon paperback: goo.gl/4LcSxE UK Amazon kindle ebook: goo.gl/wHsW14

I am proud to announce the release of ‘A Distilled Spirit: pained prose from a bar.’ Pour yourself 161 poems written exclusively from inside the pubs I haunt. Available on Amazon as paperback or Kindle ebook: goo.gl/31Zp1i (copy and paste link) Available at Barnes and Noble: goo.gl/SbKH26 (copy and paste link) so what is ‘a …

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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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