Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction

Stephen King said:  “If the stuff you’re writing is not for yourself, it won’t work.” I write because I’m possessed to do so.  Something gnaws at my brain; an emotion or image or thought repeating itself which just won’t go away.  And then I sit & express it.  No road maps.  No “let’s draft it out before I actually write this.”  I fly by …

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So how did I begin writing horror?.. I suppose the writing bug bit me when I was six years old or so.  I can thank my father for it.   He kept his bookcases stuffed with worn paperbacks – Stephen King, Peter Benchley, Robert McCammon – just some of the names I got my hands on back then.  I was …

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