A Pennsylvania resident, PHIL GIUNTA graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems back in the days when data was saved by chiseling it into stone. Phil continues to work in the IT industry, although he would love nothing more than to escape corporate America and open his own bait and tackle shop, or explore outer space in a starship, which might allow him to open a bait and tackle shop on another planet. At least he has a plan, but we digress…
Phil’s first novel, a paranormal mystery called Testing the Prisoner, debuted in 2010 from Firebringer Press. His second novel in the same genre, By Your Side, was released in 2013, followed by Like Mother, Like Daughters in 2018. Phil has also narrated the audio versions of Testing the Prisoner and By Your Side, available for free at Scribl.com.
Phil’s short stories appear in such anthologies as Beach Nights, Beach Pulp, A Plague of Shadows, Scary Stuff, the ReDeus mythology series, and the Middle of Eternity speculative fiction series, which he created and edited for Firebringer Press.
As a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG), Phil has also penned stories and essays for Write Here, Write Now, The Write Connections, and Rewriting the Past, three of the group’s annual anthologies. He also served as chairman of the 2015 Write Stuff writers conference in Bethlehem, PA.