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 second novel, The Dreadful Lives of Enoch Strange. His style is unique, blending horror, suspense, and thrillers into one hell of a literary body blow.

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, Peter Straub, Richard Matheson, and Alexandre Dumas.

He will be doing a digital and physical release of his short stories later in 2017, entitled Creation of Chaos, Volume I.

His story, October House, will be used in an exciting project involving American Horrors sometime in 2017/2018.
  • Heyworth, Illinois
  • JoinedNovember 23, 2016



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PeteAltieri PeteAltieri Jul 24, 2017 07:57PM
Hi All!  I hope you check out my latest short story, Carnival of Atonement.  It's a barn burner for sure!  Let me know what you think and post feedback if you would.  Thanks as always for the support...
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Stories by Pete Altieri
Carnival of Atonement by PeteAltieri
Carnival of Atonement Horror
The small Arizona town of Atonement prides itself on being unique. There are no police or government there, but each citizen must agree that if they do anything wrong, the rest of the population votes on their gui...
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...
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