Lisa Morton

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


Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and award-winning 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 the author of four novels and 150 short stories, a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, and a world-class Halloween expert. She co-edited (with Leslie S. Klinger) the anthology Ghost Stories: Classic Tales of Horror and Suspense; forthcoming in 2020 is Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances . Lisa lives in Los Angeles.

Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances

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

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The Samhanach and Other Halloween Treats

Collects four novellas - including the Bram Stoker Award-nominated The Samhanach - and a plastic jack-o'-lantern full of shorter tales.

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Ghost Stories

An anthology of annotated classic ghost stories, including chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Wharton, Henry James, Charlotte Riddell, M. R. James, and more. Co-edited with Leslie Klinger.

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