Lisa Morton

Author, Screenwriter, Halloween Expert…what's next?

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On one magical night of the year—when the breeze is scented with dead leaves and pumpkin, when the days have grown shorter and winter’s first touch prickles your skin—the barrier between worlds is at its thinnest, and dark magic abounds. Whether it’s the legendary trickster Jack about to acquire his first lantern, a teenage girl  [ Read More ]

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ABOUT HAUNTED NIGHTS Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o’-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover  [ Read More ]

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Now available in a signed and limited hardback! This four-story “mini-collection” is part of Cemetery Dance’s “Cemetery Dance Select” e-book line. I was allowed to choose four stories and write an afterword talking about why I selected these pieces and how they came about. The stories included are: “Joe and Abel in the Field of  [ Read More ]

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Ghosts: A Haunted History is now available in hardback from Reaktion Books. In the history of the numinous there are few things more common than the belief in ghosts. From the earliest writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh to today’s ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every  [ Read More ]

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HWA is pleased to provide this handy shopping page with clickable links to use to purchase most of our anthologies, our nonfiction guide On Writing Horror, and our annual Poetry Showcases. By using these links, you’re providing HWA with a small amount of extra income, so we thank you in advance and wish you HAPPY  [ Read More ]

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A few years ago, my frequent editor and friend Stephen Jones gave me one of the best gifts I’ve ever received: the assignment to write a novel that would be a part of his Zombie Apocalypse! series. The series already had two anthologies when I was brought in to write the novel, with a third anthology  [ Read More ]

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