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Lisa Morton

Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, award-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert. Her work was described by the American Library Associations Readers Advisory Guide to Horror as consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening, and Famous Monsters called her one of the best writers in dark fiction today. She began her career in Hollywood, co-writing the cult favorite Meet the Hollow heads (on which she also served as Associate Producer), but soon made a successful transition into writing short works of horror. After appearing in dozens of anthologies and magazines, including The Mammoth Book of Dracula, Dark Delicacies, The Museum of Horrors, and Cemetery Dance, in 2010 her first novel, The Castle of Los Angeles, was published to critical acclaim, appearing on numerous Best of the Year lists. Her book The Halloween Encyclopedia (now in an expanded second edition) was described by Reference & Research Book News as the most complete reference to the holiday available, and Lisa has been interviewed on The History Channel, the Discovery Channels series Perfecting History, and in The Wall Street Journal as a Halloween authority. She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, a recipient of the Black Quill Award, and winner of the 2012 Grand Prize from the Halloween Book Festival, and her most recent releases are the novellas Smog (Double Down #2) and Summers End (both from Journal Stone Publishing). A lifelong Californian, she lives in North Hollywood.
Chronicles of Diana Furnaval
1. Netherworld (2014)
Crimewave 10 (2008) (with Simon Avery, Andy Cox Editor, Daniel Kaysen, Joel Lane, Kay Sexton, Murray Shelmerdine, Darren Speegle, Steve Rasnic Tem and Charlie Williams)
Possessed (2011) (with Maria Alexander, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jonathan Maberry, Joe McKinney, Joseph Nassise, Scott Nicholson, Jeremy C Shipp and Simon Wood)
Horror For Good (2012) (with Ramsey Campbell, Ray Garton, Jack Ketchum, Joe R Lansdale, Joe McKinney, Jeff Strand, Lee Thomas and F Paul Wilson)
The Shadow Collection (2014) (with Mark Atkinson and Scott Young)
Rocketeer (2014) (with Nancy A Collins, Gregory Frost, Cody Goodfellow, Nancy Holder, Robert Hood, Nicholas Kaufmann, Yvonne Navarro, Simon Kurt Unsworth and Don Webb)
Haunted Holidays (2014) (with Laura Benedict and Carolyn Haines)
Collected Christmas Horror Shorts (2016) (with C S Anderson, Michael A Arnzen, Amy Cross, Rose Garnett, Rick Gualtieri, Kevin J Kennedy, Weston Kincade, J L Lane, Andrew Lennon, John R Little, Xtina Marie, Steven Murray and Willow Rose)
Collected Halloween Horror Shorts (2017) (with Christina Bergling, James Matthew Byers, Mark Cassell, Richard T Chizmar, Suzanne Fox, Stuart Keane, Kevin J Kennedy, Andrew Lennon, John R Little, Mark Lukens, J C Michael, Christopher Motz, Briana Robertson, Steven Stacy and Peter Oliver Wonder)
The Samhanach and Other Halloween Treats (2017)
Holiday Spirits: Six Frightful Winter Tales (2017)
Halloween Haunts Volume 1 (2018) (with Richard T Chizmar, Elizabeth Massie, William Meikle and Jeff Strand)
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Lisa Morton
Short stories
Poppi's Monster (1994)
Sane Reaction (1994)
Love Eats (1995)
Children of the Long Night (1997)

Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2013) : Malediction

Lisa Morton recommends
The Best of The Horror Zine (2016)
Jeani Rector
"Short fiction is the beating, bloody heart of the horror genre, and The Horror Zine has consistently presented startling and superb short stories, poetry and art."

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