Pete Altieri

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

Pete began writing in 4th grade and has been writing in one form or another ever since. He’s written hundreds of short stories, one novella, and two novels, Six and The Dreadful Lives of Enoch Strange. 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, Joe Hill, Erik Larson, Nelson DeMille, Greg Iles, and Alexandre Dumas.

He was the bass player, singer and songwriter for the original heavy metal band, Low Twelve, for nearly 20 years. Their music was featured on horror movies such as Butcher Boys and Jigsaw among others. Pete’s lyrics appeared in the book, Touched By a Hero, that was written about hero, Rick Rescorla, who saved 2,700 people at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

He is currently co-hosting a podcast called Murder Metal Mayhem that produces episodes weekly.