Lisa Morton

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


Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, the author of four novels and over 150 short stories, and a world-class Halloween and paranormal expert. Her recent releases include Night Terrors & Other Tales, Weird Women 2 (co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger), and Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances; her latest short stories appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and In League with Sherlock Holmes. Her weekly original fiction podcast Spine Tinglers is now live at My Paranormal Network. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and online at

Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances

Coming September 26, 2020 from Reaktion Books and the University of Chicago Press. Hardback, 336 pages, illustrated in color and black and white.

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Night Terrors and Other Tales

Collects 20 previously published stories, including the Bram Stoker Award-winning "Tested", and one new tale, "Night Terrors". Coming May 2021 from Omnium Gatherum.

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Weird Women

Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers 1852-1923 includes stories by Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Riddell, and many more.

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