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 latest releases include Night Terrors & Other Tales, Weird Women 2 (co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger), and Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances; recent short stories appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and Classic Monsters Unleashed. Forthcoming in August 2022 is Haunted Tales: Classic Stories of Ghosts and the Supernatural. 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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Haunted Tales

Haunted Tales: Classic Stories of Ghosts and the Supernatural will be released on be released on August 2, 2022! Stories by Oscar Wilde, Algernon Blackwood, and more.

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