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WHO THE HECK IS THIS GUY?
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. Phil has also narrated the audio versions of both novels, available for free at Scribl.com. Continuing the adventures of psychic-medium Miranda Lorensen, Phil’s paranormal mystery novella, Like Mother, Like Daughters, will be available as an eBook and audio book in 2017.
In August 2012, he was among an exclusive group of authors selected to participate in Crazy 8 Press’s new venture, ReDeus, a collection of anthologies depicting the return of all the world’s mythological gods. The series was created and edited by veteran authors Bob Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, and Paul Kupperberg. Phil’s short story about the Celtic gods, “There Be In Dreams No War”, was featured in the premiere anthology, ReDeus: Divine Tales. He followed up with “Root for the Undergods”, a tale about the gods of the Gaul Empire in ReDeus: Beyond Borders.
In addition to contributing several stories, Phil served as editor on the speculative fiction anthologies Somewhere in the Middle of Eternity and Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity for Firebringer Press. The third volume, Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity is currently under way.
In July 2016, Phil’s short story, “Tower Sixteen,” was a second place winner in the Rehoboth Beach Reads short story contest and was published in November in the anthology Beach Nights by Cat and Mouse Press.