Lisa Morton

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

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HOLIDAY SPIRITS

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Gather around the holiday hearth and share these six chilling tales by multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Lisa Morton. In “The Christmas Spirit”, a couple taking a holiday break in the countryside find their secluded cottage is anything but idyllic. “Daddy’s Girl” pits a desperate mother against an intruder in a Christmas game of winner-take-all.  [ Read More ]

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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 ]

Categories: Collections, Fiction, new

HAUNTED NIGHTS

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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 ]

The fiction of Halloween

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I’m obviously a big fan of Halloween fiction. At its best, it does more than just capture the seasonal feelings surrounding the beloved festival; it tells us something about ourselves – why we have an autumnal celebration of fear, what in us enjoys that…or even needs it. For a few years – before I became  [ Read More ]