JOSEPH PITTMAN was born in the borough of Queens and lived there for the first seven years of his life, before his family moved to Upstate New York. A graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, he then went on to get his Bachelor of Science at SUNY Brockport, where he majored in communication, with a concentration in journalism. While attending Brockport, he was an editor for Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The Stylus,Ă˘â‚¬Âť the school newspaper, where he had a weekly book review column.
Upon graduation, he returned to New York City, where he began his publishing career. After short stints at Putnam ChildrenĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Books and at Viking Penguin, he landed his first editorial job at Bantam Books, where he assisted with such authors as Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Palmer, Rita Mae Brown, actress Ali MacGraw and General Norman H. Schwarzkopf. He moved to NAL as an editor and worked with authors such as Max Allan Collins, Lawrence Block, Stephen King, Martha Grimes, Jeff Abbott, Joan Collins, Judith Gould, and many other best-selling and acclaimed names. His career has also taken him to the world book clubs (Doubleday Book Club), and small presses (Alyson Books). He is currently Editorial Director of the new Vantage Point imprint.
His novels include TILTING AT WINDMILLS, WHEN THE WORLD WAS SMALL, LEGENDĂ˘â‚¬â„˘S END, and A CHRISTMAS WISH. His crime novels featuring Todd Gleason are LONDON FROG and CALIFORNIA SCHEMING. HeĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s at work on several other projects.
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Books:The Memory Tree, October 2013
A Christmas Hope, October 2012
A Linden Corners Novel