The Horror Tree Presents… An Interview with Pete Altieri

Interview with Pete Altieri by B Prouvost


Author, self-publisher, musician and podcaster, Pete Altieri is a busy guy. In a few days he will publish the third installment of his short stories’ collection Creation of Chaos. He took the time to talk to me about this project, and the many others he juggles, from his cool podcast studio in Illinois.


BP: You published the first two volumes of Creation of Chaos in 2018 and 2019. How does this third one work with the others?

PA: I seem to have done well with the other two, especially the first one, and I am anxious to see what my readers think of this one because I feel pretty strong about the stories in it. I love to write short stories, it’s kind of my wheelhouse, and I thankfully come up with a lot of ideas all the time. For this specific collection, I told myself that rather than just throwing twelve or thirteen short stories together, I would really test myself. I wrote some things I have never done before and I relished the challenge, it was fun! For example, I revisited two stories from Creations of Chaos I and II and gave them new endings.