Lisa Morton

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

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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 ]

President H

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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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My first yard haunt

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After 28 years in a second-story apartment, I moved into a house again in January of 2015. Does it sound crazy to say that we immediately began to imagine our first yard haunt? If you know my love of yard haunts, then it probably doesn’t sound totally whack. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen in October 2015  [ Read More ]

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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 ]