About Joseph A. Pinto

I lost my father to pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2007 and have vowed to make a positive difference for others in the fight against this deadly disease ever since. I’m very proud of PURPLE HOPE and I hope you’ll share my vision as well.

In addition to being a pancreatic cancer advocate, I also lead a double life as a author. I have two published books including my poignant novella Dusk and Summer, which is a moving tribute to my father, as well numerous short stories. In addition, I’m a co-founder of the group Pen of the Damned, a collective of angst and horror driven writers. If you wish to learn more about my work, please visit my personal blog, ‘Author Joseph Pinto’s Horror (and things not so horrible) blog‘ at JosephPinto.com.

I can be followed on Twitter @JosephAPinto.

Be sure to say hello to me on Facebook!

If you’d like to talk to me about sharing your story on Purple Hope, or if I can help you in any way, please email me at authorjosephpinto@gmail.com

I call New Jersey, USA my home with my wife and young daughter.


4 responses to “About Joseph A. Pinto

  1. Beverly Weitzenhoffer

    Stumbled onto your Twitter. I’m sorry for your loss. Pancreatic cancer is a monster. I lost my husband in 2009. We met at 15, married at 18, and raised two sons during our 37 year marriage – one of whom makes horror/thriller films, so Mom is trying to develop an interest in the genre (the other is a wine importer, and it was much simpler to develop an interest in his work). Anyway, I enjoyed your poetry. Is there a book of published poetry? Best regards.

    • Hello Beverly, thank you very much, I appreciate that and I’m sorry for your loss as well. Pancreatic Cancer is indeed a monster, far worse than anything I can conjure up in my own fiction. So your two sons are in to horror/wine respectively? Excellent – those are among my favorite things!! 🙂
      Thank you for your interest, but as of now, I have no poetry in book form (it’s in the to-do list lol). But I do have my book ‘Dusk and Summer’ with which I donate proceeds to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research 🙂

  2. Beverly Weitzenhoffer

    Yes. Horror & wine. What a combination, right? Lustgarten is the charity my late husband chose. My youngest son just completed a fundraiser for them on International Table Top Game Day & my oldest supports my annual fundraising efforts for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network by donating a portion of a month’s wine sales. I am the Advocacy Chair for the Dallas-Fort Worth Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. I support both organizations.

    Once you get to that point of the “to do list,” Let me know. I’ll add “Dusk and Summer,” to my reading list.

  3. Please let me know when you do your fundraising! And kudo’s to you as well you sons for all your efforts, that’s wonderful!

    If I get to that portion of my ‘to-do’ list, you’ll know, trust me lol In the meantime, I hope you get the chance to enjoy ‘Dusk and Summer’ 🙂

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