Lisa Morton

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

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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 ]

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the Halloween Book Festival Grand Prize, Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween is coming in trade paperback for Halloween 2013! Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver  [ Read More ]

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THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA

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The Halloween Encyclopedia, published by McFarland in Fall 2003; second edition published in 2011. The concept of Halloween as a holiday and cultural phenomenon worthy of serious study is only a few decades old, and only since the mid–1980s have scholars started to accept that Halloween’s place in modern society (especially in American society) goes  [ Read More ]

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A HALLOWE’EN ANTHOLOGY: LITERARY AND HISTORICAL WRITINGS OVER THE CENTURIES, published by McFarland in Spring 2008. This unique anthology gathers together some of the most intriguing and useful works on the history of Halloween. Ranging from pre–Christian Celtic myths to early 20th century articles, the book’s 27 entries include poems, short stories, sections from 19th  [ Read More ]

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