Lisa Morton

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

ARTICLES & REVIEWS

  • “The Skeptic’s Guide to Ghost Hunting”, Gamut Magazine #1
  • “The Real Creeps, or How to Create Horror Non-fiction Shorts”, Halloween Haunts 2016
  • “Proton Packs and PKE Meters” – How Ghostbusters influenced real paranormal investigations, at the Reaktion Books blog
  • “Submit!: Some Long Truths About Short Fiction” at HWA’s site
  • Review of Kim Liggett’s Blood and Salt at New York Journal of Books
  • Review of the graphic novel The Evil Within at New York Journal of Books
  • Halloween chapter for The Art of Horror (Applause Books)
  • “Halloween” entry for The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets
  • “A Halloween Primer for Horror Writers” at Scribd.com
  • “The Setting in Horror” appears in Now Write: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (Penguin)
  • Another “Women in Horror Month” guest blog, this one at Becky Spratford’s “RA for ALL: Horror” blog, all about how I create female protagonists
  • “Women in Horror Month” blog for HWA, about books with great female protagonists
  • A “Women in Horror Month” guest blog at Natasha Ewendt’s blog on ten great female editors
  • Here I am at SF Signal’s “Mind Meld”, discussing the best & worst genre movie adaptations
  • “Female Protagonists in Horror” at HWA’s 2014 “Women in Horror Month” blog
  • My essay “Sisters are Killin’ it for Themselves: Women in Horror” appears in Damnation’s Telling Tales of Terror, edited by Kim Richards
  • My essay “The Walking Dead and The Dance of Death” appears in the BenBella book The Triumph of The Walking Dead, edited by James Lowder.
  • “Why I Keep Writing Books About Halloween” at Becky Spratford’s RA for All: Horror blog
  • “Ten Classics of Halloween Fiction” at Musings of the Monster Librarian
  • A guest post at Jess Resides Here on “Five Things You May Not Know About L.A.”
  • Here’s one at Working for the Mandroid on the zombies in Monsters of L.A..
  • This one at Passion for Novels talks a little about the differences between writing novels and short stories.
  • “Horror and Terror, Slashers and Stumps” is a four-part discussion about the state of modern horror between myself, Christopher Conlon, Kurt Newton and Norman Prentiss
  • “How I Surprised Myself and Became a Halloween Expert”, guest blog for Benjamin Kane Ethridge
  • “Halloween Misconceptions”, at Kealan Patrick Burke’s blog
  • My essay on the Hong Kong movie The Untold Story (“Putting the Lie to the Inner Slasher”) appears in Vince A. Liaguno’s slasher movie essay collection Butcher Knives and Body Counts
  • “Why Writing Horror Screenplays is REALLY Scary” appears in Writers Workshop of Horror, edited by Michael Knost
  • Some book reviews for The Black Glove: Rio Youers’ End Times, Rocky Wood and Glenn Chadbourne’s Horrors!, Andy Duncan’s The Night Cache, Joel Lane’s Black Country, and Alison Moore’s When the Door Closed, It Was Dark
  • My article “Focus! How Writers Can Improve Their Productivity” is free to read at the Cemetery Dance Writers Corner.
  • “Pirates! Or, How to Protect Your Intellectual Property on the High Seas of the Internet” is free online at HWA’s site
  • “Smart Broads and Tough Guys: The Strange World of Vintage Paperbacks”, published in the July 2008 issue of Clarkesworld.
  • “Acts of Darkness: Writing Horror for the Small Stage”, On Writing Horror, published by the Horror Writers Association and Writers Digest
  • “Screamplays! Writing the Horror Film”, four-part series on writing horror screenplays, originally written for the HWA‘s newsletter
  • “Have Special Effects Killed Horror?”, Horror #7
  • Movie reviews, Horror, various from 1997-1999 (also served as Contributing Editor for Horror during this time)
  • “Throwdown” movie reviews (with Michael Marano), Chizine.com

 COLUMNS

  • My column on antiquarian bookselling, “From Dusty Shelves”, is now running at Horror World
  • My column on Asian horror, “The East is Red”, ran at FearZone and The Black Glove (both now defunct), but the reviews are archived at The East is Red Blog
  • “The Small Scream”, Horror, regular column ran from 1997-1999 (television reviews)

INTRODUCTIONS/AFTERWORDS

  • Introduction for Gene O’Neill’s The Burden of Indigo (Written Backwards, 2015)
  • Foreword for the anthology The Best of Horror Library Volumes 1-5 (Cutting Block Books, 2015)
  • Afterword for Michael Louis Calvillo’s novel As Fate Would Have It (Bad Moon Books, 2009)
  • Introduction for Patrick Freivald’s novel Twice Shy (JournalStone, 2012)
  • Introduction for Greg Chapman’s The Last Night of October (Bad Moon Books, 2013)
  • Introduction for the anthology Deep Cuts, edited by E. S. Magill, Angel Leigh McCoy, and Chris Marrs (Evil Jester Press, 2013)
  • Introduction for the fiction collection Little by Little, by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books, 2013)