Top 35 Finalist - TNT Horror Story Contest

Pete Altieri was born in Bronx, New York and spent much of his childhood in Bethel, Connecticut. He currently lives in Central Illinois with his wife, Sheilie. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. He attended Western Connecticut State University and is a disabled US Army veteran who served during the Desert Storm era with the famed 7th US Cavalry at Fort Hood, Texas.

Pete has written hundreds of short stories, one novella, and recently completed writing his first novel "Six". His style is unique, blending suspenseful thrillers with various elements of popular fiction.

Pete is also a voracious reader, and among his favorites are Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, HP Lovecraft, William Peter Blatty, Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, Nelson DeMille, Ira Levin, and Alexandre Dumas.

He is currently finishing his next novel,"The Dreadful Lives of Enoch Strange", and released a collection of his short stories on Amazon, entitled "Blackened Spiral Down".
  • Heyworth, Illinois
  • JoinedNovember 23, 2016



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PeteAltieri PeteAltieri Apr 04, 2017 10:57PM
Any readers who would like to share a comment about any of my stories, please do.  I'd like to use some for a physical copy of my short story collection coming this summer!You can post here or email...
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Stories by Pete Altieri
Long, Dark Hallway by PeteAltieri
Long, Dark Hallway Horror
Joe Cowdery gets a new job as a third shift custodian at an old hospital. His nightly duties involve sweeping and mopping the hallways in the oldest part of the building, including a very eerie long, dark hallway...
They Came to Darkness by PeteAltieri
They Came to Darkness Horror
An all-American family gets lost on a detour in Eastern Kentucky and stumble upon the tiny town of Darkness. They soon learn the sordid history of the town, and why it is called Darkness, and about the dark and my...
Contraption Number 12 by PeteAltieri
Contraption Number 12 Horror
Freddy Frankfurt had a rough life as a foster kid from a broken family. He was picked on and bullied ever since he could remember, and even as an adult, was the subject of ridicule on an every day basis. The one...
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