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 ]

New Wars and Dark Screams

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Over the last few years, I’ve been involved with the care of several elderly relatives (in January, I became the live-in caregiver to my 82-year-old mother). I’ve been to dozens of doctors, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. The latter in particular can be little trips through Hell, hidden beneath the polite moniker of “skilled nursing  [ Read More ]

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An Evening With Kate

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September 9, 2014. My friend Mandy Slater and I take our seats inside the Eventim Apollo theatre in London at 7:20 p.m. The show is supposed to begin at 7:45. This will not be a typical rock concert, so I expect it to begin on time. The next twenty-five minutes are going to be excruciating.  [ Read More ]

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A Death in the Family

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“He’s got a rattle now. It’s a death rattle. You should probably come soon.” That was my Mom on Wednesday morning. She was talking about my 93-year-old stepfather, Ed. A year ago Ed was still driving and doing accounting work for family and friends. He was amazing – we’d go out in public with him  [ Read More ]

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